Beyoncé Performs ‘XO’ at the 2014 BRIT Awards

Beyonce and Jay Z perform together at the 2014 Grammys.
Okay so host James Corden was lying a little bit when he claimed that Beyoncé would be performing “a track she has never ever performed live before” at the 2014 BRIT Awards. She sang “XO,” which she’s sung on multiple occasions during her Mrs. Carter tour. But she’s hasn’t performed it yet on television so I guess that sort of counts?

Anyway, it was Beyoncé’s first BRIT performance in a decade so the crowd was understandably excited to see her. The performance itself was notably understated and far less sexy than her Grammys performance, but “XO” is phenomenal and Beyoncé sings it beautifully so it’s compelling all the same.

You can watch the performance here: