Beyoncé & Blue Ivy perform 'Brown Skin Girl' duet at private show in Dubai

Performing for the first time in four years, Beyoncé made it clear to an international audience why she rules the world. The 28-time Grammy Award winner took the stage for an invitation-only concert at the grand unveiling of the Royal Atlantis luxury resort in Dubai on Saturday, January 21, accompanied by a group of Very special entourage. "My beautiful children are here tonight watching their mother perform," Beyoncé told the audience in the United Arab Emirates, referring to 11-year-old Blue Ivy and 5-year-old twins Rumi and Carter, adding, "Of course, my beautiful husband," Jay-Z.

The singer's parents, Tina Knowles-Lawson and Matthew Knowles, were also in attendance at the family event, but it was Blue who really stole the show. The youngster stood up from behind the stage and sang the first few notes of her 2019 song "Brown Skin Girl ," from her The Lion King: The Gift sister album. "Where are all my brown girls? Give it up for my baby, my brown girl, Miss Blue Ivy Carter," Beyoncé declared before performing a duet with her daughter. At the end of the performance, Blue, who previously appeared at the 2022 Academy Awards with her mom, even struck a pose and blew a kiss to the crowd, Variety reported .

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Interestingly, Beyoncé didn't perform any songs from her 2022 Renaissance album, even though her Dubai set list is stacked with hits from over a decade, including "Halo," "Crazy Love," " Free” and “Naughty” girls. "Finally, she performed "Drunk in Love" 16 feet in the air, ending with flames erupting from the water feature and celebratory fireworks exploding in the air.

Throughout the VIP concert, the singer's multiple outfit changes highlighted a number of Dubai designers and was joined by 1500 or Nothin' live band, 48-piece all-female orchestra Firdaus and the 2022 America's Got Talent winners performed. Mayyas, an all-female precision dance group from Lebanon. According to WWD , Beyoncé earned $24 million for the intimate show.

Meanwhile, the Carters weren't the only famous faces in the audience. Other celebrities reportedly attending Beyonce's Dubai concert include: Kendall Jenner, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Ellen Pompeo, Nia Long, Winston Duke , Letitia Wright, Rebel Wilson, Liam Payne, Bar Refaeli and Swedish House Mafia, who performed after the concert. -Party. Meanwhile, reality TV stars include The Bachelorette 's Tayshia Adams, The Real Housewives of Dubai 's Caroline Stanbury (with husband Sergio Carrallo), Chanel Ayan and Lesa Milan.

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The private show has a strict no-phone and no-recording policy, but Bey Hive fans stateside may be able to catch her perform in the near future. According to Variety , Beyoncé is in talks to perform at the 2023 Grammy Awards on February 5, where she will become the most decorated winner of all time with nine nominations. Regardless, the "Cuff It" singer is also reportedly gearing up for a 2023 world tour in support of Renaissance . Beyoncé hasn't officially announced that she's hitting the road, but her Dubai show is likely to be the start of a busy booking year ahead.