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Beyonce: 'Run the World (Girls)' at the Billboard Awards!

Beyonce: 'Run the World (Girls)' at the Billboard Awards!

Beyonce stuns the crowd with a performance of her new single “Run the World (Girls)” at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 22) in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 29-year-old entertainer received the Billboard Millennium Award during the ceremony and also is nominated alongside Lady Gaga for Top Dance Song for “Telephone.”

Beyonce was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, mom Tina Knowles, among others in a pre-recorded video played before her performance.

After Bey performed, Tina presented the award to Beyonce, who gave a touching acceptance speech.

Beyonce: ‘Run the World (Girls)’ at the Billboard Awards

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Credit: Kevin Mazur, Ethan Miller; Photos: Getty, Wire Image
Posted to: 2011 Billboard Awards, Beyonce Knowles

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  • BeyonceLover

    LADY GAGA, BRITNEY, RIHANNA…BOW DOWN TO THE QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • anon

    what is the Millenium Award for and why was the Frist Lady honoring her for? That girls run the world song is terrible….

  • John



  • Wes

    Beyonce killed it!!
    Love the screen effects!!

  • um

    how is she the Queen, Is Aretha gonna have to talk to her too? And what about Mary J? and what about Madonna, etc….

  • brian

    I’m not even a Beyonce fan, but that was actually a pretty cool performance.

  • http://oooooo Nyla

    Yeah she steals the effects from Michael Jackson,but anyway good performance.

  • Corey



    B is so fantastic at performing, this chick is crazy.

  • Celia

    She SLAYED everyone!!! EPIC! BRILLIANT!! AMAZING performance!!

  • **Steph**

    GO BEYONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Celia


    Steals? Michael was a huge fan of hers and I’m sure he would have been honored that she inspired by him.

  • Dan

    Pretty entertaining

  • Lyg

    LES TWINS!!!!!!

  • John

    Didn’t like the song at first but this performance made it catch on.
    Guess she really knows how to market her stuff.

  • minty fresh

    I love that she is singing a song called “Run the World Girls” while dressed like a futuristic hooker. Classy. Why on earth is anyone honoring her, much less the First Lady? What has she done besides sing bad songs while sounding like a goat ? It’s amazing what little passes for talent these days.

  • Rhythm Nation 2011

    We all know Beyonce loves awards so they created this one especially for her. She’s the first one to get it.

    Congrats B, keep collecting those trophies…..

  • Brittany

    Love me some BEYONCE.
    B is back! Haters deal!
    Actually haters can keep talking, the only thing it does is put her in the spotlight more.

  • miss infamous

    I dont even like Beyonce but I gotta give her props she did kill it great performance

  • WTF

    Cee Lo was better and he actually sang his whole performance, please.

  • @ Minty Fresh

    Hey Minty Fresh
    Jealous much!

    And I suppose you like to dress up like Lady Gaga!! It’s a stage costume. Phfff!!!!!!!!

  • @ WTF

    You go get your Cee Lo

  • freddie

    please the she doesnt deserve the Millenium Award.. shes not queen mariah carey is the Queen!

  • lmao

    I can’t believe this is an awards show for singing because even will.i. am confessed that if it weren’t for technology, nobody would be there. Will, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.

  • Kayla

    How are they giving an award to someone supposedly only 29? Either her management company paid for this award or she’s really 39. Can someone elaborate what this award is really for? Thank you.

  • Neens

    Love It

  • kiki

    This is truly a horrible song. There is no rhythm or musicality, its just noise which she occasionally shouts over the top of. I normally like her stuff a lot but this song is really crap. At least her performance was good and her dancing made up for the lack of singing.

  • freddie

    it probably means nothing they just gave it to her so would would preform!

  • Neens

    For those who hate, go to Beyonce Wikipedia….there you will find why she is receiving the Millenium award.
    Check before you hate!

  • please


    whatchoo talking about? Mary and Madonna can’t sing to save their lives

  • :)

    lady GAG watch an learn B knows how to be inspired with out ripping off other artist. she has rhythm & can dance with out looking like she’s having a seizure. Best part i dont hear her deep breath on the mic.

  • beck

    Ok, I’m a pretty big beyonce stan, but honestly this song is just shit. Its nearly impossible to sing live…the performance was visually pleasing but it was crap (for beyonce) on a vocal level. the second half is much better (vocally) but still…I’m disappointed…

  • Da Truth

    Beyonce shut that show down, It was way better than britney and Rhianna working the pole

  • BEAN

    Wow dope performance!

  • 4B

    Beyonce run the world, she killed it on stage and she looks so gorgeous. I love her little speech. sheis a great role model for young girls.

  • just saying

    The winner of the BIllboard Awards and other music awards is autotune

  • hott

    She knows how to perform her ass off !! This performance made me like the song now.

  • Jerome

    Face the facts. i am a science teacher who loves pop history and statistics. This artist has attained 16 grammies, has three number one solo albums, each multi-platinum. She has about 5 solo number hits in the U.S. in terms of the Billboard Hot 100. Has topped numerous world, international, sub-category charts. Owns the record for most grammies won in a night. These statistics are also to be taken in account with the multi-platinum career of the group in whcih she was a part of. Check it out, and do not be afraid to say she is talented. Just another perspective! btw i love mariach, michael, whitney, elvis, etc…i love number hit makers who can either sing, dance, play instruments write, or perform great music. You do not need to do all to be considered a great artist to me.

  • lee

    love it!!! Beyonce is the best! she killed it! amazing!!!

  • yes

    jeez I think the move these days in pop music is what we used to call club or house music. As a former club kid that type of mechanical manipulation of voices and music was what set it apart from regular pop music.

    Now it seems like everyone wants to be house but you can’t do that without that autotune. I blame Cher for all this with her Do You Believe in Love song. That music went out of the underground and gay clubs and into people like Britney and Rhianna and yes even Beyonce with their versions for the masses.

  • Lalalove

    SHE F**KING SLAYED IT!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. She never fails to give a wicked a$s$ss performance. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I’m still so amazed!

  • just saying

    If I have to read one more time how Beyonce KILLED or shut down anything I’m gonna ask JJ to find out who the paid stan is. At least use different words that are up to date.

    If she was all that she would be performing last not 3rd and not with all that screen projector nonsense in the background.



  • Yash

    Best part…Les Twins!!!!! They shoulda been in the vid instead of the other dudes. ijs!!

  • boston61

    She has not made 1 memorable song in her momentous career.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o L

    16 grammys. and by the end of her career she’ll be #1 in grammy wins for a female artist. she’ll be #2 next year.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o L

    @boston61: …hahahahahahaha Fail. Next.

  • yaaasssss


  • shanelle

    Really??? Why so many negative comments jealousy won’t get any of you anywhere!!!!!! she deserves the awards and success that comes with it i agree the whole situation of kicking the girls out in the beginning was wrong but hell even they got over it and moved on they were all young now they are successful and even though Beyonce was the one the world hated yet she is considered an icon yet you people still belittle her and to the idiot bitching about her performance and comparing her to Cee-Lo why dont you try dancing in stilettos at that i think she did GREAT and it wasnt fully lip singing duh!!! Great performance Beyonce …….Madonna,Mary,Aretha, and whomever you want to add to the list are great but when was the last time any of them had a Hit anything????? Beyonce deserves to have her name mentioned with the rest of those ladies!!!!!!!

  • boston61

    What does she do?