Who and what could possibly get Beyoncé out the house to perform? None other than the Atlantis The Royal Hotel for their grand opening. The performance reportedly included a $24 million paycheck! I know that’s right, Beyoncé get your money sis!
Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Blue Ivy Carter
Mrs. Carter also brought out a special guest during her performance and she goes by the name of Blue Ivy! The eldest of the Carter kids joined her mother on stage for their mommy and daughter duet. They performed their 2019 Grammy Award-winning hit song, “Brown Skin Girl.” Other members of the Carter/Knowles family enjoyed the performance from the audience.
Celebrities In Attendance
Other celebrities in attendance included Chloe x Halle, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke. Also spotted were Kendall Jenner, Terrence J, Chanel Ayan, and Nia Long.
The Epic Performance
Beyoncé kicked off the 75-minute show with an epic fireworks display. Soon after, Beyoncé emerged like a goddess on the Egyptian-themed set. She sported a feathered corseted yellow gown by Atelier Zuhra. She then sang her cover of “At Last” by Etta James from “Cadillac Records.” The sequin-and-feather-trimmed dress included a bra top with cut-outs at the stomach. Also, a large, fan-shaped train of sorts extended behind her like angel wings.
Welcome, everybody! I feel so honored to be here.”
The first set included classics like “XO,” “Flaws and All,” and “Halo.” Accompanied by a full band, the 48-piece all-female orchestra Firdaus, and backup dancers. Their bright red costumes tied in the other elements of the show. Lebanese all-female precision dance group The Mayyas, known for winning “America’s Got Talent,” also performed. Iconic Emmy-winner Fatima Robinson choreographed the live show.
Get Into These Looks, Honey
Beyoncé had several outfit changes throughout the performance. One of which cost a whopping $7.5 million dollars and that was Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Before the performance started Bey hit the blue carpet in a sexy gold gown by Dolce & Gabbana. The plunging sequin outfit included sheer panels down the legs and a metallic gold cape with ruffled sleeves and a long train. For accessories Bey paid the fit with a gold clutch bag and enormous diamond chandelier earrings.
She then changed into a bold red-and-gold look by celeb fave Nicolas Jebran. It featured a bustier catsuit with another dramatic train. For accessories she wore a a halo-style crown, and red gloves. In addition to more bling from Schwartz in the form of dangling 80-carat diamond earrings.
The last and final look was a sassy pink crystal-covered mini by Ukrainian designer Ivan Frolov. The look featured matching stockings and gloves along with pyramid earrings featuring more than 60 carats of diamonds.
The designer told Vogue “the outfit was created in our workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine, during war and massive blackouts” and that “it just goes to show that no matter what, Ukrainian brands continue to showcase the world their resistance and culture.”
Those attending the invite-only concert had their phones confiscated upon arrival for the strict policy against taking pictures and videos. However, that didn’t stop the Beyhive for securing actual footage of history being made!
Check out some of the performance below!
Beyoncé performed classic hit after hit. She also catered to the Dubai culture by throwing in her Arabic vocal scales as a new intro for “Countdown.” To close out the night Bey gave fans an epic rendition of “Drunk In Love.” She almost walked on water before ascending to the heavens under a hail of water jets and fireworks. Now that’s you come back, Queen!
Rumors have been swirling about a potential “Renaissance” tour this year. If the tour happens to look anything like this extravagant performance then we’re here for it!