Beyoncé, purveyor of pop brilliance and maker of miracles, took a moment during her show in Las Vegas earlier this month to sing and dance with a terminally ill fan in the audience. Now you can check out the incredible clip of Taylon, a young girl with an inoperable brain tumor, living out her biggest wish when Bey gives her a big hug and enlists her help on 4 cut “Love on Top” and the Destiny’s Child smash “Survivor.”
Tears of joy are shed, and words like “adorable” and “magical” and “wonderful” and “beautiful” hardly seem to do the moment justice. And if your cold heart still isn’t warmed, don’t miss the amazing moment where Taylon’s awed younger brother seems to offer Beyoncé a sip of his drink after the pop star hops off the stage to greet Taylon.
Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour recently wrapped up with a massive two-hour set in Brooklyn, just over a week after she dropped her fifth studio album, Beyoncé, without any warning. The surprise release proved to be incredibly effective, with the “visual album” – which comprises 14 tracks and 17 videos – moving a stunning 617,000 copies in three days on iTunes, enough to become the digital retailer’s second-highest selling album of the year (behind Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience). Despite the success, the tactic led to a decision from Target not to stock the album, with Amazon soon following suit (though the latter will still sell an MP3 version).
Still, that news hardly seemed to phase Beyoncé, who spoke to her fans during a recent screening of the Beyoncé videos in New York City: “I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire,” she said “And [to] show other women when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money and your success – you can do it yourself.”