This week’s Way Back Wednesday is none other than Beyonce’s breakthrough hit ‘Crazy In Love (Ft. Jay-Z)’. The Rich Harrison-produced track controlled the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks in 2003 and helped the singer’s debut album, ‘Dangerously In Love’, to become her top-selling release to date.
Probably Beyonce’s best record, the track was innovative and exciting, capturing the essence of her R&B/Pop appeal. Everything from the lyrics to the production and melodies was perfectly in tandem.
This particular performance at the 2003 BET Awards, however, highlights one thing in particular – Beyonce’s growth as an artist. While her music may not be as impressive as this, her live showings today make this rendition seem almost embarrassing in comparison.
Beyonce has improved her vocal performances as well as her dancing by an incredible degree, proving that with hard work, anything is possible. Even her ability to lip-sync has come a long way!