Music News

Music News

Music News

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Singer Beyonce performs at the Staples Center on July 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Even if you couldn’t get tickets for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour, you surely have seen many of the highlights online. The tour started back in May overseas, and the multi-hyphenate performer has not skipped a beat since.

The Renaissance tour is in support of her Grammy-winning album of the same name. Renaissance scored Beyoncé her seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 when it was released last year. At the 2023 Grammy Awards, the singer became the most-awarded artist in Grammy history. Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor Georg Solti previously held the title with 31 Grammy wins. She took the lead with her acceptance of Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for Renaissance, her 32nd.

RELATED: Beyoncè Announces ‘Renaissance World Tour’

“I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God. I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit,” Beyoncé began when she took the stage. “I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the Grammys. Thank you.”

That night she also won Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off The Sofa,” Best R&B Song for “Cuff It,” and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul.”

Her Grammy acceptance came four days after the announcement of her Renaissance World Tour. She has been able to see fans all over the world; her dates have included Paris, Stockholm, New Jersey, Boston, Los Angeles, her home city of Houston, and more before ending the tour on Oct. 1 in Kansas City.

The Renaissance World Tour marks Beyoncé’s first tour in five years. Her last tour was in 2018 for On The Run II alongside husband Jay-Z.

Take a look at nine viral moments from the Renaissance World Tour below:

  • Blue Ivy Joins Beyoncé On Stage

    It was a huge surprise when Blue Ivy joined Beyoncé on stage for the first time during the Renaissance Tour back in May. She showed off her dancing skills as Beyoncé performed “My Power” and “Black Parade” during the Paris tour stop. After her performance, Beyoncé took to Instagram to share how proud she was of her daughter.

    “My beautiful first born [prayer emoji] I’m so proud and thankful to be your mama,” she captioned the post. “You bring us so much joy, my sweet angel.”

    This was not the first time Blue Ivy has joined her mother on stage. For Beyoncé’s Dubai performance, they sang “Brown Skin Girl,” which is from Beyoncé’s 2019 Lion King companion album. “Brown Skin Girl” won Best Music Video at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Blue made an appearance in the visual and is credited as a songwriter and contributed vocals to the record. She won her first Grammy for the song and became the second youngest at age nine to win the award.

    Take a look at a recent video of Blue Ivy dancing with Beyoncé below:

  • Donald Glover's Swarm "Shade"?

    beyonce, Donald Glover

    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Some fans were convinced that Beyoncé shaded Donald Glover’s Amazon Prime series Swarm when she was performing the Renaissance track “America Has a Problem.” She shouts to the crowd, “Swarm on these hands, n—-!”

    The series, which features Dominique Fishback and her mentee Chlöe Bailey, is about the extreme fandom and how it leads Fishback’s character (Andrea) to commit violent acts due to an obsession with a pop star (who seems to resemble Beyoncé). The series came out shortly before Beyoncé hit the road.

    However, it could also just be a coincidence that Beyoncé used the word “swarm” and did not call out the series since she is dressed in a bee-inspired stage costume. The “shade” was never addressed by either party publicly.

    Take a look at the moment here.

  • Beyoncé Seemingly Responds To Erykah Badu & Fans Believe She Threw Shade At Lizzo

    Erykah Badu pointed out that she and Beyoncé wore similar hats on their tours. “Hmm. I guess I’m everyone’s stylist. My favorite chrome mirror hat,” the “Better Call Tyrone” singer captioned a side-by-side photo of she and Beyoncé wearing the hats.

    She additionally went into Beyoncé’s comments writing, “I’m flattered.”

    The Renaissance creator responded by shouting her out in the “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix),” she typically sings “Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl.” However, during the Boston performance, she just sang “Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu.”

    Fans believed she was responding to Badu’s shady comment but also in the same breath shading Lizzo due to her recent harassment allegations by her former tour dancers.

    Take a look at the moment below:

  • Beyoncé reveals sex of couple's baby

    Beyoncé was able to make a couple’s day when she was asked to reveal the sex of their unborn child during her Germany tour stop. A backup dancer handed Beyoncé a small white envelope with a red heart sticker.

    “I’ve seen this sign that says do my gender reveal, I just want to do this right,” Beyoncé said before being handed the envelope.

    “Girls,” she told the crowd making a nod to her song 2011 hit “Run the World,” but the envelope read singular “Girl.”

    “Congratulations,” the “Cuff It” singer said. “Congratulations beautiful. God bless you.”

    Take a look at the moment below:

  • Mute Challenge

    The tour announcement came seven months after the release of Renaissance in 2022 so everyone had time to memorize the lyrics before they attended a show. So, it should not have come as a surprise when “Energy” was performed and Beyoncé sang, “Big wave in the room, the crowd gon’ move/Look around everybody on mute,” the audience is supposed to go silent. After a few fails, the audience at her tour stops got the hang of it, and during Beyoncé’s pause, they were able to get it together.

    Take a look at Vegas’ “mute challenge” below:

  • "You are the visuals baby"

    Beyonce Performs at The Staples Center

    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Beyoncé is known for her visual albums and it is no secret that the Beyhive has wanted a visual component alongside Beyoncé’s Renaissance. However, we’ve never gotten a direct response until now. During her Kentucky tour stop in July, she gave fans an answer. The singer responded, “You are the visuals baby” in a now-viral clip.

    Take a look at the clip here.

  • Kendrick Lamar Joins Beyoncé On Stage

    Kendrick Lamar joined Beyoncé on stage during her birthday show (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles. The two performed the remix to Beyoncé’s “America Has A Problem”; Kendrick is the featured artist on the song. Not only was Kendrick’s surprise to the audience but when his mic went out that moment went viral because Beyoncé just began dancing. Take a look at that moment above.

  • Diana Ross Joins Beyoncé On Stage

    In the middle of a costume change, Beyoncé ran on stage to embrace Diana Ross. The legendary singer came onto the Renaissance Tour as a surprise to Beyoncé.  Diana sang “Happy Birthday” to the star while the crowd joined in. Take a look at the moment above.

  • Megan Thee Stallion Joins Beyoncé On Stage

    @theestallion

    Yall ive been ugly crying with my lace lifting all weekend lol i will never stop screaming about this moment! I have loved BEYONCE my WHOLE LIFE this means EVERYTHING TO ME! I love you BEY 💙💙💙 thank you for everything

    ♬ original sound - Megan Thee Stallion

    The Houston Hotties (aka Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé) linked up when the Renaissance creator surprised the crowd with Megan during her Houston tour stops. The two performed their Grammy-winning 2020 hit “Savage Remix” for the first time ever. Megan thanked Beyoncé for sharing the stage with her.

    “I will never stop screaming about this moment! I have loved @beyonce MY WHOLE LIFE this means EVERYTHING TO ME!!! I love you [crown emoji] [bee emoji] thank you thank you thank you for everything,” she captioned her TikTok.

Sign me up for the HOT 95.5/93.1 email newsletter!

Join the HOT VIP Club and you'll get the hottest throwback hip-hop and R&B news, plus insider info on upcoming concerts, contests, and ways to get cash in your pocket!

*
*
By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.