Excitement was high at the Generation Now inauguration gala, as stars from the music industry celebrated with young voters.

The event was organized by Our Time, a non-profit organization focused on engaging young people in the political process, and featured recording superstars John Legend, will.i.am, Common and T-Pain.

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Co-founder Matthew Segal, said his group stayed "married" to the entertainment and music hubs on the west coast last year in attempt to excite the young.

"We attack culture first, and then once we have their attention, that's when we have the opportunity to educate them," Segal said, noting the large numbers of young voters who cast their ballots in an election where many of the president’s supporters feared there would be an “enthusiasm gap.”

A post-election study found that young voters made up at least 80 electoral college votes in the 2012 election.

“I'm very pleased,” said Segal. “Our generation is a formidable part of the new political landscape. I don't think a lot of the Washington types recognize that.”

Will.i.am is well known for his song, “Yes We Can,” which supported then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaVoting advocates notch win at Supreme Court Overnight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Watchdog group sues for ex-lobbyist ethics waivers MORE during the 2008 election, and the Black Eyed Peas front-man was a strong backer during the 2012 reelection bid.

But despite his vocal support for Obama, he says he has no intention to run for office himself.

“I'm just here to soak up inspiration and information,” he said. “and then releasing it out into cities that need that perspective.”

Even though this is President Obama's second time being inaugurated, he isn’t experiencing a sophomore slump, according to the musicians in attendance -- except maybe when it comes to singing.

When asked, rapper T-Pain -- without hesitation -- said he would “auto-tune” the president.

"Oh, definitely,” he said. “All the way -- all the way up. No doubt about it."


Noted lawmakers were also in attendance, including Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Sens. Tim KaineTim KaineSinclair deal puts heat on FCC Senate Dem: Comey firing an 'attempt to obstruct' Russia investigation Trump bombshell: FBI’s Comey fired MORE (D-Va.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate votes to confirm US ambassador to China Overnight Finance: What to expect from Trump budget | Plan calls for 0M in Medicaid cuts | Senate confirms ambassador to China | Roadblocks ahead for infrastructure plan Want to identify as pro-iife? Then support authentically pro-life policies MORE (I-Vt.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Flynn refuses to comply with Senate subpoena | Chaffetz postpones hearing with Comey | Small biz cyber bill would cost M | New worm spotted after 'Wanna Cry' Senate Intel leaders: 'We will vigorously pursue' Flynn testimony Overnight Defense: Flynn sets up potential subpoena showdown | Trump says he never mentioned 'Israel' to Russians | Pentagon accused of overbilling for fuel MORE (D-Va.), and Dick DurbinDick DurbinCongress urges Trump administration to release public transit funding Dem senator compares Trump to Blagojevich Rosenstein: I stand by Comey memo MORE (D-Ill.), as well as Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Jim MoranJim MoranFormer GOP House veterans panel chairman goes to K Street Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia GOP Rep. Comstock holds on to Virginia House seat MORE (D-Va.).

Moran, full of smiles, said he was already ready for the weekend’s festivities to be over.

"This is for people your age," he said. "I'm kind of a Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams guy, myself."

Photos courtesy of Our Time.