Beyonce Covers Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ in Live Concert (Video)

May 11, 2016

Beyonce performed an emotionally powerful cover of Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ in Dallas, Texas as a part of her Formation World Tour. You can watch the full performance right here and get the details on this epic tribute to the late legendary artist.


Just days into her Formation World Tour, Beyonce delivered the stunning and emotional tribute to Prince who died at age 57 on April 21st. It’s not her first such tribute, as she kicked off the tour in Miami and paid homage with the final moments of the concert, as she exited the purple-lit stage as a recording of Prince himself singing ‘Purple Rain’ played.

Perhaps unfairly, with the release of the surprise album ‘Lemonade’ and before that, the ‘Formation’ single, and the controversial Super Bowl performance have altered expectations of the tour and of the artist herself. But as she reaches city after city, critics have duly lauded Beyonce’s Formation Tour for its wide-ranging set-list which encompasses the full span of her solo career as well as her Destiny’s Child years. She’s covered Prince’s songs previously, but now in this time and place, as the world still reels from the loss of a legendary artist, the song ‘Beautiful Ones,’ from his Oscar-winning movie soundtrack for ‘Purple Rain’ had much more pathos.

As Miami New Times recently noted in their review of the kickoff of the concert, the vibe is “celebratory and uplifting” with “classic Beyoncé, choreography tight and stunning, a visual masterpiece.” That said, her powerful — and we do mean powerful — performance of Prince’s ‘The Beautiful One’ needed no pyrotechniques, no backup dancers, no laser light effects. Beyonce revealed both vocal prowess and emotional depth. And the performance goes to underscore the tremendous lose to the world of The Purple One.

Beyonce shared the stage with Prince in an iconic performance at the Grammy Awards in 2004 back in the days when she had first embarked upon her solo career and was known as such for her breakthrough hit ‘Crazy in Love.’

You can see the full video below of Beyonce performing Prince’s classic ‘The Beautiful Ones.’

Pictures: PR Photos

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