Beyonce Knowles took to the stage to sing in front of thousands of supporters at a special pre-inauguration concert for Barack Obama in Washington DC.
U2 also welcomed president-elect Obama by performing at The Lincoln Memorial. The event saw a host of stars appear at a special concert for America's first black president.
Jon Bon Jovi and Bettye LaVette teamed up for The We Are One concert which is one in a series of special events leading up to Obama's swearing-in as the 44th US president on Tuesday.
Shakira and Usher joined forces for a special performance to welcome Obama into his forthcoming presidency on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
will.i.am and Sheryl Crow celebrate Obama's forthcoming inauguration with a cover of Bob Marley's One Love.
Barack Obama speaks to his supporters at his pre-inauguration rally and declares that "anything is possible in America".
The president-elect personally greets the stars, which included Shakira and U2, in Washington DC.
Obama hugs Hollywood actor Denzel Washington during a touching moment at the ceremony. Denzel read a historic passage in his honour.
Security was extremely tight around the grounds of the The We Are One concert in Washington DC.