On the one-year anniversary of Renaissance, Beyoncé introduced the album’s lyrics to life — particularly “class: dangerous bitch, I’m thе bar” — with a surprising efficiency proving why she’s certainly one of one, primary and the one one. Don’t even waste your time attempting to compete along with her.
The icon was energetic and vibrant throughout her three-hour present Saturday evening, operating by Renaissance favorites like “Alien Celebrity” and “Cuff It,” in addition to previous hits and album cuts, like “My Energy,” the place Blue Ivy earned a rousing applause as she joined her mom to carry out prolonged choreography.
Beyoncé mentioned as she entered her dressing room at MetLife Stadium, a photograph of her sister Solange as a child and her late uncle Johnny — who she devoted Renaissance to and references on “Heated” — have been on show. “And I simply thank God for this evening and this expertise and my Uncle Johnny, and I thank God for all of you guys,” she mentioned.
Beyoncé launched her critically acclaimed album, a love letter to deal with music and the Black and homosexual pioneers of the style, on July 29, 2022. It received 4 Grammys and helped the star turn into essentially the most embellished artist within the historical past of the awards present.
The viewers in East Rutherford, New Jersey — the Renaissance World Tour’s closest cease to New York Metropolis — labored extra time to point out assist for the singer. They fantastically joined in to complete singing “Love on Prime” as Beyoncé watched in awe. When the singer sang “go searching, all people on mute” from “Vitality,” they paused in unison, and through “Heated,” they rapped the fiery 34-bar with as a lot ardour as Beyoncé.
“Do y’all know the phrases to ‘Heated’? We do that one collectively,” she mentioned. “Are y’all with me?”
They have been. And their wardrobe spoke loudly too — from vibrant silver cowboy hats to metallic ensembles to fringed jackets. “I’m stepping into these outfits! OK. Y’all look so stunning,” Beyoncé mentioned. “Can I get a bit of bit nearer to you guys?” She additionally devoted “Pure/Honey” to “the well-known, the world well-known, Beehive.”
Beyoncé labored the intricate stage like a professional as she carried out hits like “Break My Soul,” “Formation,” “Diva,” “Run the World (Women),” “Savage” and “Loopy in Love.” Blue Ivy and Beyoncé labored as a dynamic duo, carrying matching outfits and performing slick choreography throughout “My Energy,” even giving one another a cute fistbump. However Blue Ivy wasn’t accomplished but — she led the procession of dancers down the aisle as Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” blasted within the background after which owned the stage with extra dancing to “Black Parade” whereas Beyoncé sang lyrics like “I can’t overlook my historical past is her story” from the opposite aspect of the stage.
The viewers gave the 11-year-old a standing ovation, and she or he paused and took within the second, additionally making a coronary heart image along with her fingers after which honoring her father Jay-Z together with his signature Roc hand image.
After performing the Black Satisfaction anthem, Beyoncé stood nonetheless along with her fist within the air after which confirmed like to her daughter. “Give it up for Blue Ivy Carter,” she mentioned.
There have been different shout-outs: Beyoncé talked about her mom Tina Knowles through the present and honored Tina Turner with a efficiency of “River Deep – Mountain Excessive.”
Different highlights included Beyoncé acting on high of a glittery horse that glided within the air and an epic ballroom dance break that left the viewers gagging. Beyoncé returned to the stage with phrases of compassion to attendees: “I hope you’re feeling seen. I hope you’re feeling pleasure in your spirit … I hope you’re feeling protected.”
Beyoncé kicked off the present with sluggish grooves from previous albums, together with “Dangerously In Love,” “1+1” — infusing a few of Rose Royce’s “I’m Going Down” — “I Care” and “Flaws and All,” the place she pointed at her arms, waist and chin as she sang about imperfections.
“I wish to say thanks a lot for supporting and using with me for over 25 years,” she instructed concertgoers. “It’s not a day that I don’t get on this stage and really feel a lot gratitude. I’m so grateful. I’m so, so, so grateful to nonetheless be capable to do what I like. It’s due to you and your whole loyalty.”