Beyoncé celebrated her final Mrs. Carter show concert with tears and Ace of Spades champagne. The 32-year-old beauty began the tour in April in Belgrade, Serbia, and traveled to 15 European countries before heading to the U.S. and then Latin America. Beyoncé’s final show was in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday.
During the final performance, she took a break from singing to address her fans, saying, "want a spot[light]. I want them to see me. If you all don’t know, tonight makes 132 shows."
Beyoncé continued: "Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show. We started a year ago and I want to say this has been such a journey.
"In the past year, we’ve been through so much together. The Super Bowl, shooting the videos, all of these shows.
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"When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking yet. I just want you to know that I am so lucky.” Her daughter, Blue Ivy, is 2 years old.
Beyoncé’s eyes then began to water before she continued, “I’m giving y’all an ugly cry. Thank y’all again. Thank you for allowing me to have a career. When I fall, you lift me up. When I’m hungry, you feed me. And I just want to give you my light. I dedicate this song to you guys.”
It is little surprise she was emotional as the tour came to an end. Afterward, however, Beyoncé appeared overwhelmed with joy, as her husband, Jay Z, who has been a part of her last few concerts, joined her. Beyoncé later shared a photo on Instagram of the couple with her dancers celebrating with Ace of Spades champagne.
It has been quite a year for the talented artist, who broke iTunes records with her self-titled fifth album. Beyoncé sold 828,773 copies in just three days after releasing the record unannounced online without any promotional work or marketing.
"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it [before]," Beyoncé said. "I'm bored with that.
"I feel like I'm able to speak directly to my fans," she added. "There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans,” she said in a statement about her bold decision, which proved overwhelmingly successful financially.