Beyonce performs at United Nations

Last updated 11:24 13/08/2012
Boyonce

STAR TURN: Beyonce performs during the filming of the I Was Here video at the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.

Relevant offers

Entertainment

Guy Williams: why John Key was comedy's great gift Kiwi artist Theia makes a splash with first hit single, Roam Weediquette's Krishna Andavolu is serious about marijuana Summer reading: Kiwi authors tell you what to read on the beach this year Jennifer Lawrence forced to apologise for Hawaiian rock 'butt-scratching' story Dance review: Pango/Black will stay in the memory a very long time Movie Review: Le Ride Oscar Kightley: John's gone so the fun has to stop At my place: TV weather presenter Renee Wright's kid-friendly bungalow Shortland Street serial killer still an Aristocrat

Superstar singer Beyonce has serenaded a different New York City venue: The United Nations.

Beyonce performed her song I Was Here on Friday in the UN's General Assembly Hall in honour of World Humanitarian Day, which is August 19.

A music video of the performance will debut the same day.

Beyonce sang in front of hundreds, including Julia Stiles, R&B singer The-Dream and songwriter Diane Warren, who wrote the song.

Warren said in an interview that she initially called Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, and played the song for him over the phone.

He quickly called Beyonce, and days later she recorded it. It appears on her album 4, released last year.

CNN's Anderson Cooper hosted, saying with a laugh: "Is this what happens at the UN every Friday night?"

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content