Tuesday night, Beyoncé played the first of two sold out shows in New York City. During the show, just before launching into a performance of “Love On Top,” Beyoncé sneezed and fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The crowd shouted, “Bless you!” and soon social media was flooded with blessed fans who got to witness the historic moment.
Yes, wee grandchild, i Was There for the Great Beyonce Sneeze of 2016— Winston Cook-Wilson (@ratsonly) June 9, 2016
I'm literally so excited to tell everyone at work tomorrow that Beyoncé knows to sneeze into the crook of her arm— v (@harryhateskale) June 8, 2016
Bruh we just witnessed Beyonce sneeze— ©hlo (@chlomleo) June 8, 2016
It was the sneeze heard around the world. And, besides making a sneeze go viral, another achievement under Bey’s belt — her sixth million-selling album with Lemonade, which has gone platinum. Congrats, Bey!
WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.