If there's one musician that has managed to achieve multiple milestones in her career, it's none other than Beyoncé! With 28 Grammy Awards and several other Billboard Music Awards under her belt, the superstar keeps on proving her worth to the world.
Recently, the Single Ladies singer made her comeback on the stage at the grand opening of the Atlantis Royal hotel in Dubai. Beyoncé performed a rendition of the Etta James classic At Last for 1,000 guests, which received high praise from everyone. For this one hour show, TMZ reported that the global pop culture icon was paid $25 million!
The private concert was attended by the press and Arab royalty from across the Middle East. Among others, Kendall Jenner, Ellen Pompeo, Rebel Wilson and Nia Long were also spotted at the event. The Crazy in Love crooner, who has not done a live performance since 2018, pulled out all the stops for her return to the stage, proving she is definitely the 'Queen Bey' of the music industry.
"I feel so honoured to be here. There's a utopia of people from all over the world on this stage," said Beyonce. Her performance was headlined by The Mayyas, an all-female dance troupe from Lebanon and winners of America's Got Talent. Although Beyoncé didn't sing any songs from her latest album titled, Renaissance, she did perform a couple of her hit numbers, XO, Halo, Freedom, Crazy in Love and Countdown.
The biggest highlight of the night was the Halo singer's very first live duet with her 11-year-old daughter. The youngster and her mother held hands as she sang their Grammy-award-winning number Brown Skinned Girl.
Along with Beyoncé, international DJ trio, Swedish House Mafia, also performed on stage with chart topping songs like Don’t You Worry Child, Save the World and Moth to a Flame.
Beyoncé also revealed in an interview with WWD that her trip to Dubai was a delightful family affair. She said, "My parents are here tonight to celebrate, both my mother and my father. My beautiful children and husband are here to see their beloved perform."
On top of this, Beyoncé's stay at Dubai's latest ultra-luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal, cost over $100,000 per night! "We have actually our royal Mansion occupied today by Beyoncé, it is the most expensive, and, we believe, also the largest mansion in the world. It's $100,000 a night to stay in the room, and it's 11,000 square feet," Atlantis Resorts Managing Director and Vice President Timothy Kelly told Arabian Business.
Initially intended to open in October 2022, the launch was pushed to 2023 featuring a star-studded event! Atlantis’ royal mansion is a 43-storey cantilevered skyscraper that will comprise 231 luxury apartments, 693 hotel rooms and 102 suites, all of which offer views of the Arabian Sea and Palm Island.
As per Arabian Business, the hotel offers various pools, including 44 private infinity pools belonging to suites and penthouses, and two adults-only pools. The resort will also have a helipad, "fire breathing" fountains and a tank with 4,000 jellyfish – claimed as the largest in the world.
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