During Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour in 2016, fans were delightedly singing along to her smash hit “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” when the star of the show suddenly called a halt to proceedings. Then she handed the mic to somebody else. And while what happened next wasn’t what anyone in the audience had paid for, it made for a very exciting moment indeed.
Beyoncé herself is without doubt one of the biggest pop stars in the world; in fact, she is arguably among the richest and most powerful people in the entire music industry. The singer has also sold in excess of a hundred million records, is the most nominated female ever at the Grammy Awards and has won more MTV Video Music Awards than anybody else.
And one of Beyoncé’s biggest hits is “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” which is primarily about a man’s refusal to commit to marriage. On the track, Beyoncé, in her alter ego of Sasha Fierce, sings about how she’s left the man who wouldn’t marry her and has gone to a club to meet someone else. “If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it,” goes the song’s most famous lyric.