• Publication date: March 4, 2010

A Musical Performance That Audio Alone Cannot Capture Spend An Intimate Evening With Beyonc� Knowles

In 1997 Beyonc� Knowles splashed onto the scene as a prolific member of female R&B group Destiny�s Child. The group�s first single, produced by and featuring Wyclef Jean, rocketed up the charts, initiating their ascension into pop culture stardom. Releases such as �Bills, Bills, Bills� and �Say My Name� earned Destiny�s Child even greater critical acclaim.

In 1997 Beyonc� Knowles splashed onto the scene as a prolific member of female R&B group Destiny�s Child. The group�s first single, produced by and featuring Wyclef Jean, rocketed up the charts, initiating their ascension into pop culture stardom. Releases such as �Bills, Bills, Bills� and �Say My Name� earned Destiny�s Child even greater critical acclaim.

Yet throughout all of this, and despite the extreme talent of her band mates, Knowles� stood out as not only a singer, but also a well-rounded entertainer, with accompanying beauty, charm, and grace. It was clear that while she was indeed a musician, her �destiny� would entail much more. After numerous lineup changes the girls finally parted in 2006, but not without leaving behind a trail of tracks showcasing their strength as performers including, �Independent Women,�

�Survivor,� and �Bootylicious� � just to name a few.

During these years Knowles spared no effort in furthering her acting career, starting with a lead role in 2002�s �Austin Powers in Goldmember� and then her amazing performance in 2003�s �The Fighting Temptations,� where she showcased both the skilled acting and golden voice that made her famous. Beyonc� sealed her place in Hollywood after yet another breathtaking performance in 2006�s �Dreamgirls.�

While still a member of Destiny�s Child the songstress released her solo debut, the 2003 album �Dangerously in Love,� an undisputable hit that included the pop anthems �Crazy in Love� and �Baby Boy.� The record earned a whopping five Grammy awards, securing Beyonc�s status as both a present and future pop diva. The follow-ups �B�Day� and �I Am . . . Sasha Fierce� earned similar praise, with the later winning an astonishing six Grammy awards, a feat unmatched by any female artist before her.

Her latest tour �I Am . . . Yours� visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, raking in more than $86 million in ticket sales. The tour left most critics in general awe, impressed by Beyonc�s continued commitment to perfection; Billboard Magazine agreed, nominating the performer for the �Eventful Fans Choice Award� in 2009.

One of the tour�s most notable stops included a Las Vegas performance, where big stage theatrics were forfeited for one-to-one intimacy, removing flashy effects and replacing them with a live band. Unsurprisingly, critics spoke positively of the event, with one reviewer comparing her performance to that of fellow diva Celine Dion � a Vegas regular of past years.

Luckily for Beyonc�s fans the performance was captured on film, and audiences around the world, including those in the Middle East will have a chance to experience the event on television. MBC exclusively presents her intimate performance at the Encore Theater on March 10 at 20:00 GMT. Beyonc� will surely please audiences, and deliver a concert that only an artist of her caliber can. Be sure not to miss this spectacular show!