Category Archives: Inauguration

Did Beyoncé lip-sync the national anthem at the inauguration? (Update and Videos)

Beyoncé singing the national anthem, at President Barack Obama's inauguration, on Jan. 21., 2013. singing the national anthem, at President Barack Obama%27s inauguration, on Jan. 21., 2013.

Beyoncé singing the national anthem, at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, on Jan. 21., 2013. AP photo.

UPDATE – Jan. 24, 2013, 2:51 a.m., PT

On Weds., Jan. 23, CNN reported an inaugural official who prefers to remain anonymous said Beyonce “did not sing live” and a pre-recorded version of “The Star Spangled Banner” was played instead. Viewers and inaugural attendees heard the sound of that recording, according to the official . . .

 Read about the Beyoncé “was it live or was it lip synced?” controversy by clicking here.