In her first full set live performance in four years, Beyoncé took to the stage at the new Atlantis ‘The Royal Resort’ in Dubai on Saturday. The Grammy award-winning artist performed a 19-song set list which included a variety of her hit singles.
The question, however remains—was this ‘exclusive’ concert all that exclusive?
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With a guestlist of influencers and journalists, The Royal Resort set the stage for the ‘Crazy in Love’ superstar to make her live comeback in just over 4 years. The crowd included celebrities such as Chloe & Halle, Nia Long, Rich Mnisi, Rebel Wilson and Kendall Jenner.
Rich Mnisi with Chlöe x Halle Chloe x Halle at the Grand Reveal Weekend in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. pic.twitter.com/HHwSiNQetr
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Nia Long in Dubai 🖤 pic.twitter.com/uXSmZjLxzt
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The performance kicked off with Beyoncé in a sunflower yellow gown with sheer detailing. She started off with ‘At Last’ before telling the audience that she was joined in Dubai by her entire family. Jay-Z was there as well as all three kids, and both her parents, Tina and Matthew. Her eldest, Blue Ivy also gave the audience a surprise by joining her mom on stage for the performance of ‘Brown Skin Girl’.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy performed “Brown Skin Girl” in Dubai last night pic.twitter.com/RvYbzij9cx
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And another wonderful surprise saw Beyoncé accompanied by Lebanese dancers ‘The Mayyas’ on stage. They were the group that won Americas got Talent season 17.
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Throughout the performance, Queen B had three different outfit changes to accompany the feel of each set. As many predicted, she did not perform anything off her grammy-nominated album Rennaisance. Fans are hoping that there will be a live performance at this year’s Grammy awards happening in February.
Queen B also walked the red carpet before the show and stunned in a golden masterpiece. It is also reported that she got paid $35 million for her performance, equivalent to just over R600 million, which should probably be a fair estimate of what it takes to get the Queen herself to come and perform in your country.
Beyoncé was paid a whopping $35 million for her one-hour show at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai, Daily Mail reports. pic.twitter.com/eUBo0OAkD8
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