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Black Pumas - Colors (Biden Inauguration Performance)

The Black Pumas brought soul to President Joe Biden's and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration special, "Celebrate America," on Wednesday evening.


The breakout duo performed "Colors" off their 2019 debut album, "Black Pumas," in front of the classic Austin City Limits skyline backdrop at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in their hometown.

The band is made up of vocalist Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Adrian Quesada.

The Black Pumas were nominated for several Grammys in 2021 including Best American Roots Performance ("Colors"), Record of the Year ("Colors") and Album of the Year (Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)). They were previously nominated for the coveted Best New Artist Grammy award in 2020, alongside Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank and The Bangas, and Yola.

During the Jan. 20 performance, people from all over the country chimed in on social media to show the Black Pumas some love.



The duo took to their own social media account later in the evening to acknowledge all their new followers and poke a little fun at their own performance with the iconic Bernie Sanders meme.

Since their energetic performance, the psychedelic rock and soul duo has had 37 million streams of "Colors" on Spotify and jumped from #1,424 to #4 on the U.S. iTunes chart.

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