Lady Gaga performs the US National Anthem at Biden-Harris Inauguration

Lady Gaga has belted out ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

The singer stood on the podium where the ceremony was being conducted with a gold microphone in hand and wearing a full red skirt with black coat jacket, featuring a large gold brooch of a dove pinned to her chest which she later explained was “a dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other.”

Before taking to the stage at the Capitol, the singer took to Twitter and told fans the theme of her performance was peace.

“Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honour,” Gaga tweeted.

“I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning.

“My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly. I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga”

Also performing at the swearing in of the 46th US president is Jennifer Lopez.

While also on deck the ceremony: Andrea Hall, a career firefighter, will lead in the Pledge of Allegiance; Amanda Gorman, the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate (and a Los Angeles native), will recite a poem; an invocation will be delivered by Father Leo O’Donovan, and a benediction by Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman, both longtime friends of the Biden family.

Gaga has history with Joe Biden, having appeared at a number of rallies in the lead up to the US election last year as well as working together on projects when Biden was Vice President previously.