Royal couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have been responsible for performances that both make us cry and cheer with joy. And after a 2013 that saw two new albums from the Carter clan, it’s fitting the invincible duo kicked off tonight’s Grammy Awards. For many, performing “Drunk In Love,” a sultry ode to sloppy sexing off B’s self-titled fifth album, was an interesting choice for Grammy opener. Yet letting two marrieds sing all about how much they love loving (and rubbing) on each other is just further proof that there is no denying Queen B.
Tonight they brought their private life to the center stage, recreating those sexy kitchen performances her current single describes in such creative detail. Surfboardt. But first, spotlight on B: In what looked like a combination of the hazy “Partition” video and Flashdance, Bey hung delicately from her chair, singing and gyrating in ways no one without a last a few pieces of double-stick tape could do. One of the sexiest chair dances of all-time or the sexiest chair dance of all-time?
Bey rocked the same low-fi beach hair while her partner in crime opted for a classic “Suit and Tie.” Together, they reminded us that they’ve been down this road before, and can make casual marital bliss look smoother, cooler and more enjoyable than anyone else. But what about the vocals? As she twisted and turned, Bey’s singing voice seemed less authentic, igniting our lip-syncing senses and demanding further investigation. Once she was upright everything began to make sense, and she encouraged her crazed superfans in the audience (ahem, Kevin Hart) to sing along. Is this about to be Inauguration 2013 all over again? Maybe! You be the judge and let us know.
[Photo: Getty Images]