Beyonce Knowles: A Look Back at Her 10 Best Live Performances (VIDEOS)
But anybody who has so much as paid one second of attention to Beyonce’s career knows the girl can sing live better than most. (Heck, she put everyone in their places on Thursday when she sang the tune again, live, at her Super Bowl press conference.)
And with her big night just hours away, and since she confirmed she “absolutely” will be singing live, Celebuzz thought today would be the first time to take a look back at the Grammy-winning legend’s many out-of-the-park live performances, whether in concert, on television or simply in her dressing room. (Yep, she’s that good.)
Have a look at them, below, then share yours in the comments.
1.) Glastonbury, 2011
In 2011, Beyonce made history by becoming the first woman to perform on Glastonbury’s main pyramid stage. Naturally, the results were pretty epic.
2.) Hope for Haiti, 2010
As Haiti struggled to recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010, Beyonce lent her voice to a star-studded Hope for Haiti telethon, during which she sang a slowed-down version of her hit song ‘Halo.’
3.) MTV Video Music Awards, 2009
How do you top recording a career-defining song like ‘Single Ladies’? You slay it live, dance moves and all. Which is exactly what Beyonce did at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
4.) Roseland, 2011
To promote her new CD ‘4,’ Beyonce performed four-consecutive nights at the intimate Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The 2011 concert sold out quickly, and included such celebrity attendees as Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson.
5.) ‘1+1,’ 2011
Husband Jay-Z captured this intimate and stunning clip of Beyonce rehearsing ‘1+1′ just before the ‘American Idol’ finale, which became further proof that she doesn’t need a big stage or fancy costumes to knock it out of the park.
6.) ‘Dangerously in Love,’ 2004
Beyonce officially became queen of the Grammys when she performed the title track off her debut CD, ‘Dangerously in Love,’ in 2004.
7.) ‘Love on Top,’ 2011
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce stunned the world when she announced she was pregnant with her first child. She later celebrated the occasion with an epic performance of ‘Love on Top,’ after which she rubbed her baby bump for all the world to see.
8.) ‘Run the World (Girls),’ 2011
Well, Matthew Morrison certainly approved of this one.
9.) ‘Ring the Alarm,’ 2006
Beyonce basically caused five-alarm fires around the world with this insanely awesome rendition of ‘Ring the Alarm’ at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
10.) ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ 2013
And this is how you silence your critics:
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