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Beyonce 'Puts a Ring on It' at the AMAs

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Beyonce (in Armani Privé) performs her anthem “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” at the 2008 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Jimmy Kimmel returns for the fifth time as host for the two-hour show. Other performances included: Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, New Kids on the Block, Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys, Sarah McLachlan, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ne-Yo and Annie Lennox.

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Posted to: American Music Awards 2008, Beyonce Knowles

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  • put a ring on it

    LOVE this song.


    She should’ve performed “If I Were A Boy” instead.

  • ama watcher

    her performance was amazing
    she is my def. of a performer
    she can sing GOOD live and DANCE amazing live
    no wonder she does well in concerts
    i love you beyonce, no matter if your album flopped or not, your still one of the best PERFORMERS and SINGERS ALIVE

  • ama watcher

    her performance was amazing
    she is my def. of a performer
    she can sing GOOD live and DANCE amazing live
    no wonder she does well in concerts
    i love you beyonce, no matter if your album flopped or not, your still one of the best PERFORMERS and SINGERS ALIVE

  • yeah

    First of all RIhanna is a Beyonce Wannabe.
    Rihanna Looks like a dude. You cannot deny what Beyonce has overcome.
    First Non-model to be on the Cover of Sports illustrated!
    First Black Woman to win ASCAP Songs writer of the year.
    She has graced 3 times more magazine covers than Rihanna
    First woman to win AMA International artist award.
    10 Grammy Awards. Rihanna has none!
    She’s been around for more than 10 years and is still making hits.
    That is pretty much heads up on her talent, her skills and her looks.

    To all the haters if she isn’t gorgeous and she isn’t talented….Then why has she son wo much.

    Her husband Runs RItardanna and I guess since Beyonce is married to Jay Z…She probably owns Ritardanna too…. HAHAHA!!!

    Haters keep talking cuz Rihanna ain’t S#@!
    Rihanna tried so hard to become different she almost became a dude.

  • anon

    I love Beyonce!!!
    She is an amazing performer!!!

  • ants

    Beyonce is a true artist and an excellent perfomer.
    She was amazing at the AMA. It was a good change to the many dry performances before her.

  • ***anon***

    love this girl.

  • StAr

    She had an awesome performance. soo sexy.

  • Oh Oh OH!


  • I am

    I just bought her new album. It’s amazing I love the songs Halo and Broken Hearted Girl.
    He album is probably going to go to # 1 next week on the Billboard charts. That’s a given.

  • xeno

    She is Beautiful.

  • anonymous

    Oh oh oh. oh oh oh oh!
    If you like it put ring on it! Jay put an 18 Karat Diamond ring on it!

  • fan

    Most talented woman in the Biz

  • #1

    I have to give it up. This girl really knows how to market herself. Everybody wants a piece of the Beyonce Empire. In 2008 She brought is $80,000,000.00!!!!
    You go Beyonce!

  • the greatest

    I can’t wait for her next video.
    If I were a boy is probably going to be number # 1 on the Billboard charts next week.

  • hannah

    her and jay are starting to look alike. ha

  • anonymous!

    Hannah!! Jealous much. She is $80 mIllion richer than you. I can see why all you can do is hate!!!!
    She was on the cover of Instyle, Essence, Teen Vogue, Gotham and W recently. Where is your cover! HA!

  • baby b

    love her, she is absolutely beautiful and and amazing!

  • jughed

    mmm. nice, thick legs. :)


    Beyonce is in a different class on her own. She never lip syncs…the only time she doesn’t see is when she uses backup singers for her vocals so she could dance. She is always amazing live. I guess that’s why she made $80mil lol.

  • baby b

    i wonder why people think britney is all that. she can’t sing to save her life. beyonce is the real thing.

  • bindy

    i’m a hot dog.

  • adam

    Christina should sit and learn from Beyonce; that girl knows waht she’s doing uh oh oh oh oh oh

  • adam

    And yes… Rihanna you better go home now, because Beyonce is back, there’s nothing you can do for the music

  • ali

    she’s such an amazing performer!!!! i loved the dancing!


    #25 ITA…Rihance like I like to call her needs to go work on her vocals and also learn how to dance. Beyonce always performs with 100% energy plus she sounds fantastic when she sings live…especially doing all those steps.

  • enoughalready

    True talent!!!

    That’s all you can say..

  • lala

    i screamed when i saw her.

  • gotmilk

    i cant even hate on her anymore, she proves her title!

  • lala

    i like the ponytail thing. she’s the shit!

  • dayshiki


  • http://!E MOTHTOTHEFLY

    that performance was amazing. High energy. Great moves. IT is an award show and not a church service. She worked that song.
    Like Beyonce or not, you have toadmit she is low profile a lot in her personal life, keeps out of of the gossip pages ,and does not show up on my tv expressing her high school education like oh, Tom Cruise, and so many other entertainers who we do not need to hear from. Beyonce keeps her opinions about things to herself.

    What I do not like abouther is Jay Z and that sister of hers , Solange . Jay Z is rich, but a thug still. Ugly too. Solange needs to get some personality for dealing with the media and get a another line of work.

  • jen

    such an amazon!

  • giggle

    man, that was FIRE!

  • giggle

    man, that was FIRE!



  • …..


  • KISS



    those thighs are to die for, she’s the best!

  • mynaneiswhat

    she looks heavy in the costume, but whatever. shes beyonce she can do watever.

  • love

    Shes the best!!! y’all need to buy her album is really good your missing out on excellent music if you dont !!!

  • …..

    i can watch beyonce over and over

  • #1

    Beyonce blew up at the American Music Awards which was great because the rest of the show was boring and it is obvious the little Teeny Boppers voted for their favourites who sounded horrible live..
    **cough** Jonas Brothers (Off Key & Screaming, im sorry they r bad)
    **cough Rihanna (am I the only one that wanted to drop asleep?)

  • gin


  • shannon

    she looks like my momma performing in a leotard…pathetic.

    The poor woman doesnt realize her time has past and cant compete with the new global mega stars like rihanna. she should take her money and go, and stop pretending she is a teenager.

  • Pop86

    The best performance of the night.


    #46 you must be joking right? Rihanna that can’t even hold a note for 2 secs. Beyonce and Beyonce wanabe Rihance should not even be mentioned in the same breath. Queen B is where it’s at…Sasha Fierce.

  • t.

    Why do these girls insist on wearing their f*cking underwear to perform? All of them…Beyonce, Christina, Britney and every damn one of them at one point or another have worn outfits consisting of lingerie and underwear. Thanks for that, girls. That’s what the older generations fought so hard for women’s rights for. So you could still use sex to sell your sh*tty albums.

  • Bennetton

    I was very impressed with her performance and I am not normally a fan – I think I might go out and get her album. Whoever said the rest of the show was boring got that right, but Beyonce really liven things up with that performance.