- Publish Date
- Friday, 22 January 2021, 10:00AM
John Legend celebrated the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris by performing a jaw-dropping rendition of the Nina Simone classic from 1965.
Taking the stage at the Celebrate America concert, the 11-time Grammy award winner performing in front of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Like Simone, Legend kicked off the song by letting his vocals shine alone.
Once the band kicked in, Legend propped himself next to his famous grand piano and the rest is history.
The Celebrate America concert boasted an array of stars, including Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, and Jon Bon Jovi while the concert was hosted by Tom Hanks.
Legend's performance is still going viral on social media, with plenty of stars talking about the performance, including former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
Watch Legend's iconic performance above.