And 10 years later, on Wednesday (February 19), Bey finally made her return to the stage at London's O2 Arena — this time putting on a slightly more subdued show for her first televised performance of her hit Beyoncé track, "XO."
There was no army of backup dancers, no PDA with Jay Z, but this time it was just Bey, with her long, blonde hair and a blue sparkly gown. She dedicated the performance to her fans as she sang the now-ubiquitous chorus, "Baby love me lights out."
This is her latest television performance since her cabaret-style performance of "Drunk in Love" with husband Jay Z at the 2014 Grammys. And as if that sultry performance wasn't hot enough, the lead single off Beyonce has been remixed by just about everyone ... from Future's liquored-up version to Kanye's super sexual take.