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Beyoncé performs ‘Halo’ to honor victims of Orlando shooting

The mega-star used the last song of the night for a powerful performance.


Nia Wesley


Posted on Jun 15, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:47 pm CDT

Beyoncé used her Formation World Tour to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting at the end of her concert in Detroit Tuesday night.

“I would like to dedicate it to all of the family members that have family who lost their lives in Florida,” she told the crowd.

Queen Bey sang her 2008 hit “Halo” to honor the 49 victims killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Sunday. The somber moment was captured on cellphone video by a fan.

She also expressed her condolences on Instagram.

Beyoncé isn’t the only artist using music to recognize the tragedy. The Dixie Chicks, Bob Ware, and Adele have all dedicated performances to victims.

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*First Published: Jun 15, 2016, 1:59 pm CDT