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‘Tidal X: 1020,’ starring Beyoncé and Jay Z, invades Barclays Center

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Beyoncé (Photo Credit: Lisa Murray for Steed Media Service)

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Rick Ross, and other stars took to the stage last night for the Tidal X: 1020 concert at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tidal, which also aired the concert live, is the streaming service owned by Jay Z that was launched earlier this year.

In a show with this much star power, highlights are many, but Tuesday night’s best was perhaps the uniting of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj for the hit “Feeling Myself” which featured both artists and their dancers.

Other highlights of the show included Jay Z performing the once ubiquitous hit “F—WithMeYouKnowIGotIt” with Rick Ross, “Hello Brooklyn” with Lil Wayne, and “Brooklyn” with Fabolous, and, of course the power couple of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Carter performing “Holy Grail” together with Beyoncé singing the hook.

Some of the other performers to hit the stage were Damian Marley, Indochine, Thomas Rhett, Nick Jonas, French Montana, Meek Mill, Alessia Cara, Flatbush Zombies, and more, who all united to raise funds for New World Foundation.

In an act of kindness before the show, Jay Z, who recorded an interview for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” before the show, took the entire Brooklyn audience to Barclays Center for the concert. Other perks for the evening included a Tidal gift bag for all who have the app on their device, as well as an HTC Lounge at the 40/40 Club inside Barclays Center, which showcased the HTC One A9 device while serving complimentary cocktails made with Jay Z’s cognac Dusse.

So what’s next from Tidal? Jay Z told the audience to expect more concerts like this, and though some have predicted the failure of the company, history shows us that when Shawn Corey Carter wants to accomplish something, he will be successful.

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