(ABC News) -- Beyonce may have come into Sunday night’s Video Music Awards leading the way with eight award nominations, but it was her mysterious yet promised big performance that had everyone talking.
The “Drunk in Love” singer did not disappoint either.
Before the night even began it was announced that Beyonce would be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement.
So, with that in mind, VMA executive producer Garrett English said her performance tonight would be “gargantuan.” He wasn’t joking.
Beyonce came out in a jeweled outfit singing about love with her song “Mine.”
Blue fire ignited behind the icon as she sang and danced as her outfit shined on stage, while she was surrounded by dancers in all white.
Then, she switched things up and said “MTV welcome to my world,” as she seamlessly transitioned into “Ghost” and “Cherry.”
By the time “Drunk in Love” and “Partition” came up, Beyonce had been on stage for almost 20 minutes and with verses from almost her entire latest album.
With almost a full set, Beyonce had the whole stadium, including Katy Perry and Jason Derulo jamming out to the music. They basically got an entire Beyonce concert.
A cute video of her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy popped on screen towards the end of the show, with her baby girl even joining in the lyrics during her daughter’s own song “Blue.”
Then, Jay gave his wife the Vanguard Award and called her the “greatest living entertainer.” While she cried, he kissed and hugged her.
“Blue, Blue, I love you, my beloved, I love you,” she told Jay and Blue while accepting the lifetime achievement award.