Taking the Stage

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381943 04: A flag flies atop the White House November 15, 2000 in Washington, DC as the United States awaits a decision in the presidential elections which have remained unresolved for more than a week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Newsmakers)

Taking the Stage

BET presents a star-studded event filled with special performers and speakers at the White House Celebration.

Published November 1, 2016

  1. Terrence J.
    (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for GQ)

    Terrence J. hosts this celebratory event that honors the Obamas at the White House.

  2. Regina Hall
    (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    Regina Hall also hosts this joyful farewell event.

  3. Usher
    (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

    This is not Usher's first go at performing at the White House. He has performed here before — but this time it's for a final performance to celebrate the Obamas!

  4. Jill Scott
    (Photo: Stephen Cohen/Getty Images)

    Jill Scott is included in the celebration and will take the stage to perform for the Obamas. Scott has also previously performed for a "Women of Soul" event at the White House.

  5. Common
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Like Usher and Jill Scott, this is not Common's first time performing at the White House. Common has been a frequent musical guest of the Obamas.

  6. Bell Biv DeVoe
    (Photo: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation)

    The trio Bell Biv DeVoe will also make an appearance and perform for the Obamas.

  7. Janelle Monáe
    (Photo: JP Yim/Getty Images)

    Janelle Monáe will sing as one of the celebrity performers.

  8. Kierra Sheard
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)

    Kierra Sheard will belt notes for the celebration during her performance.

  9. michelle williams
    (Photo: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Michelle Williams is another performer who will use her voice to give praise to and honor the Obamas.

  10. Yolanda Adams
    (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

    Yolanda will sing soulful notes for the crowd.

  11. De La Soul
    (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    De La Soul will be in attendance to perform and bring the house down!

  12. The Roots
    (Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images for Pernod Ricard)

    The Roots are also among the star-studded list of performers for this special day.

  13. Angela Bassett
    (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DCP)

    Angela Bassett is one of the attendees who will make an appearance and speak at the musical celebration.

  14. Samuel L. Jackson
    (Photo: Matt Carr/Getty Images)

    Samuel L. Jackson will take the stage and speak to the crowd during the event. 

  15. Jesse Williams
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

    Jesse Williams is another major celebrity who will speak in honor of the Obamas.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Alex Wong/Newsmakers)


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