American Grammy-winning singer Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, performed at the Grand reveal of Dubai’s new luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal.
Beyoncé performed her first live performance in over four years, singing tunes she rarely performs on stage and dueting with her daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
The singer gave a nearly 75-minute performance on Saturday win Dubai to help launch the city’s luxurious and opulent new hotel, Atlantis Royal. Attendees at the invitation-only event included her husband Jay-Z, her parents Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mathew Knowles, and her three children, as well as celebrity guests, influencers, and business people connected to the hotel.
“My beautiful kids are here to see their mom perform,” Beyoncé told the audience.
Her 11years old daughter Blue Ivy, received loud applause from the crowd when she took the stage to open with the song ‘Brown Skin Girl’, her collaboration with her mother which won them both a Grammy Award in 2021.
“Where are all my brown-skinned girls? Give it up for my baby, my brown-skinned daughter, Miss Blue Ivy Carter,” Beyoncé said.
Blue Ivy – who made an appearance during her mother’s performance at the Oscars last year – wore a red suit and sneakers, and her mother touched her face while singing the track which celebrates skinned women dark and brown. They also performed choreographies together.
“Love to all brown-skinned girls. If you love brown-skinned women help me sing,” Beyoncé said.
In a feathery, bright yellow ensemble, Beyoncé kicked off the gig by singing her version of Etta James’ “At Last,” which she covered in 2008 when she played James in Cadillac Records. Beyoncé also sang the classic song at Barack Obama’s first dance with Michelle Obama on his inauguration night in 2009.
“Welcome everyone. I feel so honored to be here,” she told attendees, who were not allowed to record video or take photos of the concert.
Beyoncé hasn’t performed any songs from her latest album. Renaissance, but she sang numbers she hasn’t performedS in a long time, including “Beautiful Liar”, “I Care”, “Ave Marie” and “Flaws and All”. She gave a mostly soft acoustic style set throughout the concert.
The singer performed alongside a full band, several background dancers, and the 48-person all-female orchestra, Firdaus, all dressed in bright red. The Mayas, the all-female Lebanese precision dance group that won America’s Got Talent last year, also played and wowed the public. And fireworks exploded in the sky and from the sides of the luxury hotel.
After returning for her third set — this time in a tight red dress and long red stockings — she emerged to sing “Crazy In Love,” starting with the slowed-down, remixed version of the hit. But then Sasha Fierce stepped in and Beyoncé, the dancer, was alive. She then wowed audiences with catchy tunes like “Countdown” and “Naughty Girl,” and danced in the water while singing the hit ‘Drunk In Love’.
She ended the concert with the anthem as she soared into the air as fireworks unfolded.
Beyoncé also performed ‘Halo’, ‘XO’, ‘Be Alive’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Spirit’ and ‘Bigger’. She mixed in some of Camp Lo’s 90s hits ‘Luchini AKA This Is It’ with ‘Flaws and All’, and on ‘Naughty Girl’ she weaved in some of the British-Indian musician Panjabi’s 2000s hits. MC ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’. which fired up audiences (Jay-Z appeared on the remix, helping make the song popular in the United States).
Beyoncé also had a roar after shaking her hips to her Shakira-featured song, “Beautiful Liar.” The singer wore designs by Atelier Zuhra from Dubai, Nicolas Jebran from Lebanon, Frolov from Ukraine, and Dolce and Gabbana. Veteran choreographer Fatima Robinson worked on the live show.
The private concert has been rocking the city of Dubai for months – and social media has exploded this week with various rumors that Beyoncé will be performing in the city. Guests included Kendall Jenner, Rebel Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Liam Payne, Chloe x Halle, Bar Refaeli, and Swedish House Mafia, who performed at the hotel after Beyoncé.
Beyoncé last performed in December 2018. Her concert in Dubai comes two weeks before the 2023 Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for nine accolades and can set a record as the most decorated Grammy winner of all. the temperature.
Story: Ralia Adama
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