With tonight bringing with it the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, what time is better than the present to revisit one of the most iconic moments in the show’s history?
This week’s pick is Beyonce‘s fire-fuelled performance of ‘Baby Boy’ at the 2003 ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Armed with the momentum of global breakout smash ‘Crazy In Love,’ Bey opted not to rest on the laurels of her preceding success. Instead, she mounted a huge international push for its Sean Paul assisted follow-up, ‘Boy.’
Performed on many a stage, no rendition was grander in scale than the spectacle she unleashed at the EMAs.
A fusion of old school Hollywood and street-flavored flair, the performance fittingly finished with flames!
[Fun Fact: the version of the performance most know (above) was actually the second to be broadcast. Indeed, when a technical glitch at the most pivotal part marred the first, a do-over was actioned. A wise call, as that’s what most international markets saw and is what aired with every subsequent replay]
The showing is also notable for being the only televised performance Beyonce and Sean Paul gave together. And what a moment it was!