Beyoncé just turned 38, but don’t let her age fool you, as she’s more than proved she’s still got all the right moves and can hit all the correct notes. In honor of the superstar’s big day, here are five times Queen Bey hit the stage and shook audiences with her choreography and showmanship.
That Time Beyoncé Made “Everybody Mad”
Beyoncé’s Netflix doc “Homecoming” was full of sharable moments, but it was the singer’s dance with HBCU performers to O.T. Genasis’ “Everybody Mad” at Coachella in 2018 that captured fans’ attention.
That Time She Showed the Other Girls How to Confirm a Pregnancy
In 2011, rumors had been swirling that Bey was pregnant with her and husband Jay-Z’s first child. The star kept quiet and took the stage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards only to reveal her baby bump after belting “Love on Top.”
That Time She Literally Shut Down the Super Bowl
Beyoncé took the stage twice at the Super Bowl halftime show: the first time was in 2013 for Super Bowl XLVII and then she joined Coldplay and Bruno Mars for Super Bowl 50. Bey made both shows her own — especially in 2013 when her all-black set, which also included a Destiny’s Child reunion, allegedly caused the power to briefly go out in New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
That Time She Shook the BET Awards Stage
In one of her first showings as a solo artist, Bey captivated fans by dancing on top of a sign with her name in lights at the 3rd annual BET Awards in 2003. Doing her signature dance as she popped her booty to “Crazy In Love,” fans say this was the first time Bey’s former alter ego Sasha Fierce emerged.
That Time Things Got Steamy at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards
Bringing the sexiness of her single “Drunk In Love” to life on stage, Bey was joined on stage by hubby Jay where they did not hold back in bringing out their chemistry for the show — and Beyoncé was firmly in control.
Honorable Mention: That Time She Saluted Stevie Wonder In 2015 Grammys Tribute
Beyoncé flexed her vocal chops in a tribute to icon Stevie Wonder as she was joined on stage by guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and singer Ed Sheeran. Taking on Wonder’s hits like “Fingertips,” “Higher Ground” and “Master Blaster,” the melody had folks talking even before it aired that February.