February 13, 2017


Beyoncé Wows With Gilded 'Love Drought' & 'Sandcastles' Performance at GRAMMYs 2017: Watch

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Yes, the rumors were true! Beyoncé graced the GRAMMYs 2017 stage tonight with an awe-worthy performance of "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" from last April's Lemonade album. The entertainer was introduced by her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, before she opened with goddess-worthy images of herself dripped in gold. Beyoncé (who resembled Mother Nature herself) honored both Lawson and daughter Blue by painting a regal portrait straight from the majestic African and Indian lands on stage.

After singing "Love Drought" among her sea of backup dancers, Beyoncé then sat down to woo the audience with the "Sandcastles" ballad while caressing her growing baby bump. The performance was interlaced with spoken word lines lifted from Lemonade ("You look nothing like your mother / You look everything like your mother"). She was then met with a rousing standing ovation from the audience and an adorable nod of approval from husband Jay Z.

See some performance highlights below:

The epic moment marked Queen Bey's first public appearance she announced she is pregnant with twins earlier this month. This year is a major one for Beyoncé, as she is up for a whopping nine awards including Record of the Year and Album of the Year for her critically-acclaimed Lemonade. The artist has already won Best Music Video for "Formation" tonight.

The singer has 21 wins under her belt and scored an overall 62 nominations throughout her career. As the New York Times points out, she could snag the crown for the most-awarded female artist ever if she receives eight awards during the ceremony. Oh that Beyoncé, always making music history!

Click here to see the full GRAMMYs winner list. Below, listen to the Back of the Class podcast guys discuss Beyoncé's pregnancy news: