Beyonce Wows The Audience At U.n Performance Of 'i Was Here'
On August 10, the audience inside of the General Assembly of the United Nations witnessed Beyoncé perform her now world-famous hit 'I Was Here' in aid of 'World Humanitarian Day'. Before performing, the crowd were introduced to the 30-year-old singer and philanthropist through Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson…
"Tonight [she] brings more than her stunning talents; she brings inspiration to help another person, to help another human being," he said, then going on to describe 'I Was Here' as a "profound and moving song."
'Beyhive' members made themselves known in the crowd as the genral mistakenly called the song "I Was There." They laughed it off, but quickly corrected his mistake and he replied: "in fact 'here' and 'there' is the same thing — that's solidarity."
The solemn chamber was transformed for the occasion, with an improvised stage and a gigantic arching screen and Beyoncé, dressed in a skintight sequined white gown, belted out her vocals to the song whilst members of the audience joined in. Cameras rolled the entire time to capture a music video that will premiere on August 19.
When she finished, Beyoncé thanked the audience and encouraged them to do their part for World Humanitarian Day. "I'd like to ask everyone to make sure they're a part of August 19," she said of commemorating the Iraq terror attack. "It's such a beautiful, beautiful day, and I'd like to honour the 22 people who lost their lives. God bless you all. Thank you so much for having me."
The star has not only hit headlines for being the face of this charitable cause, as Jay-Z and herself were also recently named the world's highest paid celebrity couple.
Although taking time off to give birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, the singer still receives money for previous hits as well as her many endorsement deals and non-musical ventures. According to Forbes, this brings her earnings from May 2011 - May 2012 to be around the sum of $40 million.
Jay-Z adds to the other half of the winning team, by contributing his $38 million to the equation which he earned from his various non-musical enterprises and his 'Watch The Throne' album and tour with Kanye West. Therefore this earnt the couple an annual income of a whopping $78 million.
The music video for ‘I Was Here’ was filmed in the U.N. building and will be available to watch on World Humanitarian Day on August 19.
Words: Tiffany Calver (@TiffanyCalver)