The queen is right here! Beyoncé kicked off the 2022 Oscars with a efficiency that’s certain to go down in awards present historical past.
The 40-year-old pop star appeared dwell from Compton, California, on Sunday, March 27, with an enormous group of dancers and backup artists. Performing “Be Alive” from King Richard, the musician wore a inexperienced robe that resembled the colour of a tennis ball. Her eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, made a shock look throughout the efficiency, marking her Oscars debut at simply 10 years outdated. She was launched by Serena Williams and her sister, Venus Williams, who hit the crimson carpet in Los Angeles earlier than opening the ceremony.
Days earlier than the 94th annual Academy Awards, Variety reported that producers have been serious about having the “Single Ladies” artist open the ceremony. The former Destiny’s Child member is up for Best Original Song for King Richard‘s “Be Alive,” though she wasn’t a significant fixture of the awards circuit main as much as Sunday’s present.
The Homecoming star is nominated alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto), Diane Warren (Four Good Days) and Van Morrison (Belfast). Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, spherical out the class for the No Time to Die theme. A win would mark the primary Academy Award of Beyoncé’s career.
Though she might not have an Oscar in her arsenal, the “Hold Up” singer grew to become the most-awarded feminine artist finally year’s Grammys. “I am so honored. I am so excited,” she stated on the March 2021 ceremony as she collected her twenty eighth trophy. “As an artist, I consider it my job and all of our jobs to reflect the times, and it’s been such a difficult time.”
The Black Is King creator added: “I wanted to uplift encourage and celebrate all of the beautiful Black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world. This is so overwhelming. I’ve been working my whole life, and I can’t believe this happened. It’s such a magical night. Thank you so much.”
With 79 Grammy nominations general, the Texas native is tied for second place with Paul McCartney for many of all time. Her husband, Jay-Z, boasts 80 career nods and holds the report alongside music legend Quincy Jones.
The rapper, 52, gushed over his spouse’s work ethic in August 2021, telling Entertainment Tonight, “She’s an incredibly hard worker, super talented, very inspiring.”
Along with Blue, Jay-Z shares twins Rumi and Sir, 4, along with his frequent collaborator. The “Halo” songstress discovered a silver lining all through the coronavirus pandemic, which allowed her to be a extra current mum or dad to her little ones throughout the lockdown.
“I truly cherish this time with my family,” she instructed British Vogue in October 2020. “I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
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