Queen Bey is formally again!
After 4 lengthy years, Beyoncé made a triumphant return to the stage on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the grand reveal of Dubai’s latest resort, Atlantis The Royal, the place POPSUGAR was readily available. “Welcome, all people. I really feel so honored to be right here,” she instructed the gang.
The 41-year-old celebrity reworked the resort into her very personal live performance venue, kicking off her efficiency with a soulful rendition of Etta James’s “At Final” earlier than diving right into a medley of her best hits, together with “XO,” “Halo,” “Stunning Liar,” “Loopy in Love,” “Naughty Woman,” and “Drunk in Love.”
The star-studded invite-only occasion introduced out a slew of celebrities, from Winston Duke to Nia Lengthy and sisters Chlöe and Halle Bailey. Beyoncé additionally knowledgeable the viewers that her husband, JAY-Z, was in attendance, alongside together with her mother, Tina Lawson, dad Mathew Knowles, and her three “lovely kids” who have been there to “see their mother carry out.” In reality, the most effective moments of the evening was when Beyoncé’s 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, joined her for his or her “Brown Pores and skin Woman” collaboration, which earned Carter her first Grammy again in 2021. “Give it up for my child,” Beyoncé introduced to the viewers as Carter dazzled on stage in a glittery purple sequin ensemble.
Surprisingly sufficient, Beyoncé didn’t carry out any of the songs from her “Renaissance” album through the hour-long present — maybe she’s saving these for her upcoming tour. As a substitute, she opted for a extra acoustic, slowed-down set, that includes songs like “Flaws and All,” “Ave Maria,” “Freedom,” “Be Alive,” and “Larger” from “The Lion King: The Present.” She additionally introduced out the all-women Firdaus Orchestra and Lebanese dance group The Mayyas in between her three outfit modifications, which consisted of a yellow feathery robe, a purple and gold jumpsuit, and a sizzling pink minidress.
For the grand finale, Beyoncé walked via the middle of the resort’s Skyblaze fountain, the place she was actually lifted up into the air and an epic fireworks present ensued. Beyoncé’s final main reside present was on the World Citizen Pageant in December 2018. She additionally delivered a pre-taped efficiency of “Be Alive” on the 2022 Oscars.
Nonetheless, it won’t be lengthy earlier than Beyoncé graces the stage once more. In line with Selection, the 28-time Grammy winner is reportedly in talks with Grammy Awards producers a couple of potential onstage look at this yr’s ceremony on Feb. 5. Beyoncé — who’s already essentially the most nominated lady in Grammys historical past — scored 9 nods for her “Renaissance” album when the 2023 Grammy nominations have been launched on Nov. 15, bringing her whole nomination rely to a whopping whole of 88. She’s additionally at present tied for many all time with JAY-Z.
Forward, see extra pictures from Beyoncé’s spectacular efficiency at Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal, which formally opens on Feb. 10.