Beyonce Posts Standalone ‘Hold Up’ Video on 35th Birthday
Singer gifts fans with video for ‘Lemonade’ standout
Beyoncé celebrated her 35th birthday Sunday by gifting her fans with the video of “Hold Up,” a standout from the singer’s Lemonade. The video originally premiered as part of her new LP’s accompanying HBO/Tidal visual album, but Beyoncé has now isolated the Best Female Video VMA-winning segment as an official YouTube upload.
At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé reimagined her baseball bat-wielding “Hold Up” performance on the Madison Square Garden stage as part of a show-stealing 15-minute medley that also showcased her Lemonade songs “Pray You Catch Me,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Formation,” which took home Video of the Year. Beyoncé won a total of eight awards at the 2016 ceremony.
As customary on September 4th, the singer’s Beyhive have turned to social media into a massive birthday card, turning #HappyBirthdayBeyonce into a global trending topic as everyone from her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson to gold medal-winning U.S. gymnast Simone Biles – who demanded September 4th be a “worldwide holiday – wishing “Queen B” a happy 35th.
“Hold Up” is the second Lemonade cut to get the standalone treatment following the June uploading of “Sorry,” which has since been viewed over 109 million times.