Beyoncé's Most Iconic Concert Moments Have Us Bowing Down

Celebrate the Grammy winner's birthday with some of her most unforgettable moments on stage

By Gladys Oliva Sep 04, 2019 11:00 AMTags
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There's nobody like Bey!

Queen Beyoncé has had us "Crazy In Love" with her music since the early 2000s. And if you're going to wish anyone a happy birthday today, it better be Queen Bey!

The global sensation turns 38 and as the years go by, she's only getting one step closer to world domination. From her first hit solo song "Crazy in Love" to her massive stadium performances, Beyoncé has wowed us and touched our hearts.

The singer, actress and businesswoman has earned 66 Grammy nominations throughout her career and has empowered women to thrive, not survive, in a man's world.

Beyoncé speaks to women through her performances, reminding them to be unapologetically confident. Like a true queen, she never holds back while she's performing on stage. And glimpses of politics, feminism and criminal injustice can be seen in her dance moves and songs.

All of Beyoncè's Global Citizen Festival Looks

In honor of Bey Day, take a look at our gallery below to see the most iconic performances throughout her career.

2018 Coachella

The queen made history by being the first African American to headline Coachella. Beyoncé brought out her dance army and an HBCU band. She performed for a total of 105 minutes and looked Flawless.

2017 Grammy Awards

Wearing all gold and glowing like never before, Bey debuted her baby bump. She performed "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" from the album Lemonade.

2016 Super Bowl

Performing side by side with Bruno Mars and Coldplay, Beyoncé still seemed to be the center of the big show. She referenced black history and made political statements all while killing the stage. 

2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé performed a total of five songs from the hit album, Lemonade. Let's just say she was so lit, the stage caught on fire…. literally!

2014 Grammy Awards

Headlines were sparked during the debut of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's single, "Drunk in Love". The couple opened the night with a steamy show.

2013 Super Bowl

She had the crowd going crazy when she lit the stage on fire and brought out Destiny's Child. Dressed in her black leotard, she showed the crowd how it's done!

Oprah Winfrey's Final Show

During the last episode of The Orpah Winfrey Show, Beyoncé was one of the artists to take the stage. She showed up with an army of women to sing "Run The World (Girls)".

2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Honey Honey, did this performance have the entire audience shocked! Queen B sang "Love On Top" and later unbuttoned her suit to debut her baby bump with Blue Ivy Carter. It was a mic drop kind of moment.

2011 Billboard Music Awards

Using holograms to create clones, Beyoncé had the audience shook when she delivered a unique performance with so many visual effects. Like always, she stayed in sync with all the moves on screen and she stole the show.

2006 MTV Video Music Awards

Another grand entrance, this time it included sirens and Bey sliding down a rope. The artist performed, "Ring The Alarm" while wearing a trench coat over her leotard.


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