The pop star and her music mogul husband, Jay-Z were just a few big celebrity names to rub elbows with politicos during Monday's ceremony.
James Taylor kicked off the musical performances with "America the Beautiful." Kelly Clarkson followed with "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Then came Beyonce's soulful take on the national anthem.
Along with the star studded musical performances, Hollywood was well represented in the audience as well. Katy Perry and John Mayer sat side-by-side, with Perry in an orange-striped coat and wide hat.
Actress Eva Longoria was seated on the platform outside the Capitol after making an appearance at a Kennedy Center performance Sunday night.
Former Boston Celtics great Bill Russell was in the crowd, too, along with actor Marlon Wayans.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.