UK music fans got quite the sweet treat from Queen Bey during Wednesday's Brit Awards.
It was rumored that Beyoncé would perform at the music awards ceremony, talk that became reality when she graced the O2 Arena stage in a sparkling emerald gown and stunning diamond chandelier earrings. But rather than offer a replay of her controversial “Drunk In Love” performance from this year’s Grammys, she opted to showcase another gem from her new album.
To the delight of fans, she sang the dreamy "XO" -- which included quite the dramatic live arrangement. Mrs. Carter kept the performance simple, letting her gorgeous voice, curve-hugging gown and glamorous stage lighting do all the work. And though it was quite the jump from her racy show at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the toned-down performance perfectly embodied the elegance of the track.
You can watch Beyoncé’s performance by scrolling through the official live stream for the BRIT Awards above. You can also watch performances from Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pharrell and the Artic Monkeys -- just to name a few.