Beyoncé Fans around the world cheered throughout the weekend after attendees of an invite-only concert in Dubai flouted the ‘no recording’ policy. The Renaissance singer performing at Grand Reveal’s Weekend Royal Atlantis–The country’s second Atlantis hotel.
After 4 years of absence from the stage, Beyoncé wowed guests and fans with her gorgeous outfits, clear vocals, perfect staging and unexpected appearance. Ivy Green.
Several sources, including Viberation and Bloomberg, reported that she was offered $24 million for an hour-long concert. While, Daily mail reported that she was paid $35 million. Beyoncé and The Atlantis Royal have not confirmed the payout amount.
A few days before the performance on January 21, audio allegedly of Beyoncé rehearsing was leaked online.
Beyoncé practice Crazy in Love in Dubai ❤️ pic.twitter.com/369R8rBEjk
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On the day of the event, the guests reportedly received designated bags to keep their phones safe. Cut. But attendees, unable to resist Bey’s magic, secretly filmed the footage and immediately posted it online.
Beyoncé hit the event’s carpet for the first time wearing a glittering gold dress with see-through cuts that ran from waist to ankle. She added a thick, color-matching veil, her signature few-inch wavy blonde hair and drop earrings to her look.
Tonight’s reception reports that her looks, from carpet to stage, reflect designs from Dolce & Gabbana, Dubai’s Atelier Zuhra, Lebanon’s Nicolas Jebran and Ukraine’s Frolov.
Beyoncé performs classical music, brings green ivy and takes to the air in Dubai
An epic fireworks display opened Beyoncé’s performance as she ascended from below the stage in front of a large propping sun. She wore a bright yellow dress while singing Etta James’ 1960 song Final.
Based on Tonight’s reception, the performance featured an all-female 48-member orchestra named Firdaus and an all-female dance group from Lebanon called The Mayyas, who won Looking for American talent in 2022.
Beyoncé has performed classics like XO, Crazy Love, and Brown Girl. Ivy Green, wearing a red uniform, appeared on stage to perform Brown Girl with mom.
– Beyoncé chart (@beycharts) January 21, 2023
When the 11-year-old started doing the viral TikTok choreography for the song, Bey apparently cut it short with hand gestures and touching Ivy’s long braids. Twitter is still eyeing that particular clip while praising the moment Beyoncé holds Blue in her lap.
Beyoncé tells Blue Ivy “Not so much”.. We need 24 million dollars more for your choreography 😎 pic.twitter.com/eYyUoqsinP
– Katherine Harris (@IamKatHarris) January 22, 2023
BEYONCÉ & BLUE IVY CARTER pic.twitter.com/n7TpCcgGrR
— Go to Beyoncé | Fan Account (@beyonceaccess) January 22, 2023
Beyoncé ended her performance with another burst of fireworks while she took to the sky, tied to a thick metal pole.
Beyoncé’s performance made celebrities catch flights to the UAE
While most of the world enjoys the show via leaked clips, plenty of beloved celebrities have witnessed the miracle first-hand. Some of the celebrities in attendance included: Nia Long, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey and boyfriend DDG, Terrance J, Letitia Wright, Kendall Jenner and Winston Duke.
The real housewives of Dubai Chanel stars Ayan and Lesa Milan also shared moments from the iconic night.
Jay-Z also enjoyed his wife’s talent from a reported private booth.
Jay Z has been spotted in Dubai at Atlantis The Royal, where Beyonce is set to perform after reportedly earning a $24 MILLION PACK! 🔥pic.twitter.com/nnQtPGbVgk
– Strength 106 (@Power106LA) January 21, 2023