Beyoncé has returned to the stage. Over the weekend, the Renaissance singer performed at the grand opening of Atlantis The Royal resort in Dubai. Safe to say, it was a night to remember. Here's what you missed during the over-the-top performance.
This concert marked the first time the Destiny's Child alum would sing on such a big scale in almost five years. Yes, it has been that long since Beychella. Her last live performance was two years ago when she sang during a tribute for Kobe and Gianna Bryant in February 2020. Most recently, she pre-taped a rendition of her song Be Alive in the movie King Richard for the 2022 Oscars ceremony. The luxury resort reportedly coughed up $24 million for the 41-year-old star, according to TMZ. Hold up! That's a whole lotta dough. Only 1,000 people were in attendance for the epic performance, which did not include any tracks from her latest album Renaissance. She began the night with a cover of Etta James' At Last. We agree. At last, Queen Bey is performing again.
Throughout the one-hour performance, Bey performed a variety of her hits, spanning her entire career. Some included Crazy in Love, Halo, Spirit, and many more. For Brown Skin Girl, her 11-year-old daughter with rapper husband Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, joined her on stage for the very first time. Beyoncé was also accompanied by Firdaus, a 48-person all-female orchestra, and the Mayyas, a Lebanese dance group, throughout the night. Some of the lucky guests included Letitia Wright, Kendall Jenner, and Chloe and Halle Bailey. Plus, Bey's parents flew in to support their superstar daughter. The extravagant affair had multiple outfit changes for Queen Bey, one more dazzling than the next. The stage design even included a waterfall.
The afterparty was a performance by DJ Swedish House Mafia. What?! This was a night to remember. Atlantis The Royal Dubai will officially open its doors on February 10. As for what's next for Bey? We'll have to wait and see. Stay tuned, folks.