Beyonce Knowles owned the night on the first day of her "4 Intimate Nights" concert series at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Dazzling in a glittery mini-dress, she greeted the crowd by saying "I just want to have a good time with y'all." She then opened the gig with Jackson Five's "I Wanna Be Where You Are".
The wife of Jay-Z proceeded to performing a variety of her hits with Destiny's Child. She sang such singles as "Say My Name", "Independent Women" as well as "Survivor", and also delivered "Bootylicious". "I'm gonna write a song that celebrates a woman's curves," she said before charging into the 2001 song.
The next set was live performances of Beyonce's solo singles. Before digging into her first solo album "Dangerously in Love", she recalled the label's reluctance to support her. "They told me I didn't have one single on my album. Yep," she shared. "I guess they were kind of right, I had five."
The Grammy-winning singer then performed some most popular songs from her first three solo efforts including 2006's "B'Day" and 2009's "I Am...Sasha Fierce". She delivered flawless performances of smash hits such as "Crazy in Love", "Irreplaceable" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)".
"What do you do after 16 Grammys?" she asked her fans at one point during the show. Her last treat before closing the night was a showcase of her newest album "4". She got the crowd moving with "1+1", "Party", "End of Time", "Love on Top" and "Countdown".
"Thank you so much for tonight. It's taken a lot of hard work to get me where I am," Queen Bey said before taking a bow. "This has been a very special night for me. I searched the world and I found myself. All of you guys have been my inspiration."
The first show of the "4 Intimate Nights With Beyonce" concert series, the Monday night gig was sold out 22 seconds after the tickets were made available for purchase. The remaining three dates followed suit, selling out within a minute of going on sale.