Beyonce and Ed Sheeran Perform Epic 'Drunk In Love' Duet at Global Citizen Festival
By Desiree Murphy
Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. Need we say more?
The two took the stage together Saturday during Queen Bey's set at the Global Citizen Festival. The event, which was held in New York City's Central Park, aims to bring awareness to social issues with the help of high-profile speakers and performers.
Although this isn't the first time we've seen Beyonce and Ed duet before, taking the stage for a Stevie Wonder tribute in February, this stripped down version of "Drunk in Love" was very much worth watching.
After performing hits like “XO,” “Halo” and “Crazy in Love,” Queen B welcomed Sheeran to the stage. Watch the video below to see the full acoustic performance.
Beyonce's set was unsurprisingly a favorite of the night. Like her last performance this year (in fact, her only other one in 2015), the 34-year-old singer had many outfit changes. Sporting a sparkly red Houston jersey leotard, sequined tights and high-heeled boots, Beyonce rocked the stage while performing "Feeling Myself."
Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox was feeling it, too! Watch the video below to see her jam out in the crowd.
Jackman didn't just stand on the sidelines, however. He actually took the stage to open the show and announce Coldplay's performance with Stephen Colbert. The Late Show host, of course, made sure that entrance was over-the-top -- he wore a giant trench coat as he sat on Hugh's shoulders to greet the crowd.
Coldplay were the ones who kicked off the night, performing hits like "Yellow" and "Viva La Vida."
"Events like today make us feel like loads and loads of people care about the same stuff. It gives me hope," frontman Chris Martin said.
Martin's ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, was actually spotted in the audience, dancing and singing in the front row with their two kids, daughter Apple, 11, and son Moses, 9.
In addition to these epic on-stage moments, there were many other highlights from the night.
While R&B singer Usher snapped a pic on stage, Olivia Wilde stood by his side, looking absolutely adorable.
Scandal star Kerry Washington appeared as fierce as ever, rocking a killer strapless white dress with black cross-stitching.
Chicago P.D. actress Sophia Bush looked equally as amazing sporting all black, including her punky, embellished leather jacket.
U2's Bono was there, too. He stepped on stage to introduce Malala Yousafza, a much-heralded Pakistani activist for female education.
Ray Donovan star Katie Holmes also took the stage, but it was her daughter, 9-year-old Suri Cruise, who stole the spotlight.
Closing out the concert were veteran rockers Pearl Jam, and this epic, heartwrenching photo of lead vocalist Eddie Vedder proves just how awesome their set was!
With an all-star lineup and so many celebrities in attendance, it sure was a star-studded event to remember.
Beyonce's husband, rapper Jay-Z, was also in the audience, dancing and singing with their 3-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. This isn't the first time they've shared cute moments while supporting Beyonce this month. Watch the video below to see the two rock it out in the crowd at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.