The star is yet to release the follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 album ‘Lemonade’, which came out in 2016. She released ‘Everything Is Love’, her collaborative record with Jay-Z, in 2018, as well as the visual album ‘Black Is King’ in 2020.
Yesterday, she performed a live version of ‘Be Alive’ to open the Academy Awards. She appeared from the tennis courts in Compton – where Serena and Venus Williams, whose father is portrayed in King Richard, grew up.
Be Alive’ was in the running for Best Original Song at the ceremony, marking the first time Beyoncé had been nominated for an Oscar, but lost out to Billie Eilish and Finneas‘ James Bond theme ‘No Time To Die’.
Smith won Best Actor for his role in King Richard, but the award was overshadowed by an incident in which he slapped Chris Rock onstage, after the comedian made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.