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  • Calling out Kanye West for bashing Taylor Swift (in a very coolheaded manner).
  • She goes up through four octaves within about a minute and a half at the end of "Love On Top". She can do this live. And while pregnant.
  • That halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII (2013). Holy shit, that was epic.
    • Especially remembering that she had recently come under fire for singing the National Anthem to a backing track at the Presidential inauguration about a month before. Despite nearly a decade of being a very talented performer, that fiasco required a certain amount of damage control, and boy did she pull it off.
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  • The audience at her 2011 Glastonbury set sings the entire first half of "Irreplaceable" back to her. Doubles as Heartwarming as she is absolutely delighted by their response.
  • On December 13, 2013, she suddenly dropped a surprise album without any promotion on iTunes. It sold through the roof anyway, with 600,000 sold in the United States and 1 million copies sold worldwide in its first week of release. She's also the first woman to ever have all five of her albums debut at #1.
    • With Lemonade she becomes the first and so far, only person to have their first six albums hit or debut at #1.
  • Lemonade. Just...Fucking Lemonade.
    • As Todd in the Shadows pointed out, the fact that she was willing to not only release an entire album about her reaction to her husband's infidelity, but be confident enough to wave her middle finger in said husband's face and declare she's not sorry. Even without taking into account how wealthy and influential her husband is, that takes guts.
    Todd: If it wasn't obvious before, it is now: Do not. Fuck. With Beyoncé.
  • She and The Dixie Chicks stole the show at the 2016 CMA Awards with a performance of "Daddy Lessons". The song had been slated by some country media accounts for not being truly a country song or that she had no right to do a country song. So what does she do? Perform it at the genre's highest award show, and sing it with the Dixie Chicks. The performance has been recognized as a very sly Take That! to the insular and conservative country music industry for the blacklisting of the Dixie Chicks over a decade earlier for their controversial comments about Former President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and to the racist backlash the CMA received for even daring to book her on the show.
  • Her 2018 Coachella performance. Full stop. It was widely dubbed "Beychella" even before, for a reason.
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    • Before "Run the World (Girls)": "Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella. *beat* Ain't that 'bout a bitch?"
    • The Concert Film further elaborates on the awesomeness of this performance. She did it ten months after giving birth to twins. Her pregnancy was very rough and one of the babies almost died. She weighed 218 lbs / 99 kg when she had to have an emergency c-section (major surgery) in June 2017. She thought she'd never be the same again. So this woman gave birth to twins, had to have major surgery, lost probably 60 pounds, and meticulously planned an elaborate extravaganza in the span of ten months.
      • With a total of eight months of rehearsal. Four months of band rehearsal, four months of dance rehearsal... after having her abdomen cut open.

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