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 ObamaTrump notes 'election meddling by Russia' in tweet criticizing Obama Trump slams Obama for doing 'nothing' about Russia before the election OPINION: Dear media, Americans don't care about Obama's legacy 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 KaineLive coverage: Senate Dems hold talkathon to protest GOP health plan Trump supporter who lost tight Va. governor primary weighs Senate run Northam defeats Sanders-backed candidate in Va. gov primary MORE (D-Va.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: ‘Thousands will die’ under GOP health bill A tale of two drug bills — one proposed bill will worsen the drug prices crisis The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (I-Vt.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerPolicymakers forget duty to protect taxpayers from financial failures Donna Brazile: Congress has duty to halt Trump on Russia sanctions Lawmakers told of growing cyber threat to election systems MORE (D-Va.), and Dick DurbinDick DurbinDems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity Live coverage: Senate GOP unveils its ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dem offers patent reform bill MORE (D-Ill.), as well as Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Jim MoranJim MoranTrump can help farmers by improving two-way trade with Cuba Former GOP House veterans panel chairman goes to K Street Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia 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.