On Saturday night, Beyoncé performed at the Atlantis the Royal hotel in Dubai, her first live show since 2018. If that wasn’t momentous enough, she welcomed her daughter Blue Ivy on stage to sing along with her, and fans are certain the musical icon’s daughter will be following in her mom’s footsteps.
Beyoncé performed 19 songs after reportedly being paid $24 million for her appearance. It was said that the singer didn’t do any of her songs from her most recent album Renaissance, but she did sing her classic hits “Halo” and “Crazy in Love.”
Then her 11-year-old joined her for the live debut “BROWN SKIN GIRL,” the original song created for the soundtrack of the live-action film The Lion King: The Gift.
When the song was released, Blue Ivy was credited as a songwriter, appeared in the video, and had her vocals on the track, but this is the first time the mother and daughter duo have performed it together or live. Fans captured clips of the momentous occasion.
In the videos on social media, Beyoncé is dress in a bright yellow gown with feathered details on her back, and Blue Ivy is in a sparkling red suit, surrounded by background dancers and vocalists in ballroom-style gowns in the same red hue. They’re standing against a background with a massive archway, under which is a stylized sun sculpture and lighting that resembles a stunning sunset. The singing was accompanied by an all-women orchestra of 48 people.
After the show, the night included fireworks, a drone display, and a DJ set by Swedish House Mafia. The audience included celebs like Kendall Jenner and Chloe and Halle Bailey, as well as Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles, her husband Jay-Z, and their twins, Rumi and Sir.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.