Weeks after Beyonce and Jay Z gave “Drunk In Love” its televised debut at the Grammy Awards, Queen Bey did the same for her “Beyonce” standout “XO” at the BRIT Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night (Feb. 19).
Dressed in a sparkling blue dress and double-diamond silver earrings, Beyonce delivered the opening to “XO” behind a see-through barrier, and strode out toward the London crowd for the first hook. Three giant pillars behind Beyonce flashed graphics of fireworks and neon lights throughout the performance, but the most colorful moment came when the singer asked the room to help her croon along with the bridge.
Beyonce’s “XO” at the BRIT Awards was preceded by performances by Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Arctic Monkeys. Beyonce was rumored to be among the event’s performers, and was confirmed to be taking the stage at the top of the telecast.
On this week’s Hot 100 chart, “Drunk In Love” rebound from No. 8-5. “Beyonce,” the singer’s fifth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its December release.