It's Confirmed! Shakira Will Sing for Obama

As we first reported, Shakira will perform at the official kickoff celebration for the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. The Colombian songstress joins a long line of A-listers--including Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Garth Brooks and Stevie Wonder--for a jampacked event dubbed We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. The celebration will be free and open to the public on Sunday, January 18, but those who can't make it out to D.C., fret not: HBO is broadcasting the event from 7:00-9:00pm ET.

This celebration is sure to be historic; not only for the obvious reasons, but also because we'll finally (hopefully) see Shakira perform without flaunting her abs for the first time in years! Seriously, though, congrats to Shaki--we can think of no greater honor than being chosen for Obama's Lincoln Memorial concert setlist.