Beyoncé's road to pop culture royalty
The Renaissance World Tour kicks off with a bang in Sweden
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On May 10, Beyoncé took to the stage to kick off the first night of her monumental Renaissance World Tour—her first tour in almost five years. She dropped the album 'Renaissance' last summer, and fans have been foaming at the mouth to see her perform its countless hits live. The inaugural show did not disappoint. The Guardian described it as a "dizzying three-hour spectacular," crossing disco with sci-fi, sex, and Black pride. The 36-song setlist included the tunes from the 'Renaissance' album along with classics like 'Formation' and 'Crazy in Love.' She closed the night by paying homage to Bianca Jagger's iconic Studio 54 moment, but her white horse was encrusted in glitter, of course. Now, let's do that 40 more times...
Beyoncé is likely the most well-known singer in the world, and she's one of the few stars who has achieved such a legacy through an almost unbelievably clean, uphill trajectory. It seems with each project or performance she outdoes herself, and at this point she really is her only competition at the top.
To celebrate her ongoing success,, why not read some interesting facts about Beyoncé's story so far? From her style inspiration to her favorite film, once you're done here you may as well be a part of the Beyhive (if you aren't already).
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