Beyonce performed nearly after a break of four years with her daughter in the royal concert. Her performance at Atlantis Resort’s ‘Grand Reveal’ was part of the weekend celebration for the new Atlantis resort which is set to operate after this month. Her family were among the several guests invited to the show. Beyonce aka Queen B broke the internet after her videos and pictures went viral on social media.
The 41-year-old singer had three outfit changes during the performance. She performed on an Egyptian theme stage with her violinists wearing metallic gold headpieces and huge red skirts her dancers were also wearing similar toned outfits. They were the first ones to reach the stage followed by her. The setting of the stage along with colour-coordinated dancers and musicians was a spectacular sight to witness.
The first look that the songwriter wore was a moody sunrise-inspired look. It was a lemon-yellow floor-length dress encrusted with tiny shiny acrylic crystals at the waist in a corset-like structure. It was designed and styled by Omani designers Rayan Al Sulaimani and KJ Moody. Beyonce choose to open the show with an outfit designed by a middle eastern designer to make a more meaningful impact through her styling.
The dress was finished with Marabou feather-studded train over her shoulders that looked like the singer had ‘wings.’ The outfit took more than a month to be finished. He said, “We started on that dress back in November, It took us almost a month and a half to finish.” The singer paired the look with subtle brown makeup.
The second round of her wardrobe change featured a fearless red outfit. The outfit was the work of Nicolas Jebran. The Lebanese designer had previously also designed the singer in 2014 and in 2018. He also styled her for MTV Music Awards and also for the Grammys. The red bodysuit was paired with a gold sunrise crown and 80-carat diamond earrings from Lorraine Schwartz. Nicolas explains that the full-skirted silhouette was inspired by “Emirati women and their love for gold accessories and monochromatic color.” and was built with a narrative to give the singer a “royal” look.
For the final showdown, Beyonce changed into a pink outfit designed by Ukrainian designer Ivan Frolov. He further explained how he finished the outfit despite the ongoing war in his country. He said “ “the outfit was created in our workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine, during the war and massive blackouts. It just goes to show that no matter what, Ukrainian brands continue to showcase their resistance and culture.”
Beyonce wore a powder pink minidress and leggings embroidered with crystals, it was lined with small silver crystals on the selves and on the corset. The outfit was finished with a dramatic element of a pink overcoat complemented by a long trail.
Highlights from her performance
The first song that she performed was “At Last.” As she appeared on the stage, huge fireworks lit up in the sky. This is the same song she sang at the inauguration of President Obama in 2015. It was followed by her songs “Halo” and “Ave Maria.” Her dancers were dressed in red sequined dresses and glittering tiaras.
The most anticipated part of her concert was her daughter Blue Ivy’s performance. The mother-daughter duo performed for the first time live together in a rendition of her song “Brown Skin Girl.” Ivy wore a glittering red sequin jumpsuit with braided hair and chunky platform sneakers. She rightfully owned the stage with her mother and showed no signs of stage fear. She was also nailing the choreography for the second song beside her mother.
For the last song, she performed “Crazy in Love and Drunk in Love” in the hotel’s shell-shaped fountain arena. Beyoncé emerged from the pool amidst a shower of water jets and stood on a little platform to greet her fans for the one last time. Before she vanished into the smoke and a final volley of fireworks went off overhead.
Other Celebrities at the event
The event had a no-phone policy where the guests were strictly prohibited from clicking any pictures or taking any videos. However, it wasn’t the case at the afterparty. The party witnessed performances from the Swedish House Mafia.
The list of celebrities includes her husband Jay-Z, her daughter and her family along with Chloe, Halle Bailey, Nia Long, Kendall Jenner, and Rebel Wilson.