Although Beyoncé began participating in dancing and singing competitions at a very young age, she did not gain recognition until the late 1990s when she made her debut in the music industry as a member of the girl band Destiny’s Child, which eventually became one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. The group announced their hiatus in 2005, and Beyoncé has been no less than a trailblazer ever since then.
So far, the Formation singer has released seven studio albums, all of which have debuted at number one in the U.S. The most recent of these albums Renaissance was released in 2022. Post the release of this album, she embarked on the Renaissance World Tour on May 10, 2023. Recently, the documentary film for this tour has set yet another milestone for the singer.
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé Has Achieved A Great Feat
Renaissance World Tour was the hitmaker’s first tour since 2016’s The Formation World Tour. The tour was not only a commercial but also a critical success as many people across the world praised Queen B’s power-packed performances throughout the tour.
Documentaries revolving around musical tours are not a new thing. From bands like the UK’s One Direction and South Korea’s Blackpink to singers like Miley Cyrus and Madonna, nearly every popular musician who has had a best-selling tour has made a concert film.
Both Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have released concert films now. While the former’s movie Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour was released on October 13, 2023, the latter’s movie Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé was released on December 1, 2023. Both of these movies have now received A+ CinemaScore from audiences (via FilmUpdates on X, formerly Twitter).
‘RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ’ has received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences. pic.twitter.com/DlCSjY1pyJ
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) December 2, 2023
Beyoncé’s ninth concert tour Renaissance World Tour was officially announced on February 1, 2023, and for a short period, it held the position of the highest-grossing tour of all time by a female artist. It was soon replaced by Swift’s The Eras Tour. As of now, the Crazy in Love singer’s tour holds the second position. However, this has done nothing to affect the friendship between the two iconic musicians.
Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Have a Nascent Friendship
Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, precisely the music industry, might not have exchanged compliments with each other on social media or made any huge gestures of any kind, but they have been friends for more than a decade now. The foundation was laid when Kanye West infamously interrupted the Look What You Made Me Do singer when she won the Best Video by a Female Artist at the 2009 VMAs.
When the Halo singer won the award for the Video of the Year on the same night, she gifted her speech to Swift. This immediately eradicated the chances of any kind of bad blood between the two artists. Over the years, they were often spotted talking at events and even posed together on several occasions.
From sending flowers to the You’re Losing Me singer to congratulate her on her Grammys win in 2021 to attending the premiere of her concert film, Beyoncé has proved that besides being the queen of music, she is also the queen of grace and elegance. Taylor Swift also attended the Drunk in Love singer’s concert film premiere, much to the excitement of the fans.