Beyoncé Keeps the Surprises Coming, Drops New Music and Two New Videos
Sunday night was a good one for Beyoncé. Not only did the expectant mother of twins give one hell of a performance at the 59th Grammys, but she brought home two out of 9 awards. Bey won Best Music Video for “Formation” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade. Though she lost Album of the Year to Adele, the English singer made sure to pay tribute to Queen Bey’s platinum album as well as Bey’s influence on her as an artist.
Beyoncé’s performance was one we never saw before—at least not during music’s biggest night. She opted for a slower-paced performance as she belted out “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” Donned in all gold, Bey seemingly channeled Oshun, the Nigerian Yoruba deity of the river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, and beauty and love, according to Wikipedia.
Though her performance was toned down, Bey’s stage presence was magnificent. Memorable moments included Beyoncé cradling her baby bum, holograms of Blue Ivy, and a levitating chair that fans thought Bey trusted a little too much.
Still in awe after her performance, fans weren’t expecting the Bey bombs that would soon drop. The singer released visuals for both Grammy-performed songs, “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” The videos were taken from Bey’s Lemonade visual album that premiered last year on HBO. DJ Khaled was also up to something when he released “Shining,” a track featuring Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z. Watch the videos below:
Beyoncé – “Love Drought”
Beyoncé – “Sandcastles”