Mrs. Carter delivered a stunning performance of a handful of Lemonade tracks at the 2017 Grammys — all while pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir.
In February 2016, Kelly Clarkson returned to the American Idol stage for an emotional rendition of “Piece by Piece,” which she wrote about her husband and her absent father while pregnant with her first child. The star — then expecting her son Remington — had to pause partway through the song, choking back tears. “It’s just a touching song for me,” she told Ryan Seacrest after the performance, “because I wrote it about my little girl when I was pregnant, and now I’m pregnant with my little boy — which I hope comes out very soon.”
When the “Milkshake” singer was pregnant with her son Shepherd, she debuted her baby bump onstage at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival in August 2015.
Karen O quietly shared the news of that she was pregnant (with son Django), when she wore a fitted dress to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April 2015.
To perform her song “We Are Here” at MTV’s European Music Awards in November 2014, Alicia Keys wore a sparkling silver dress that showed off her baby bump while pregnant with her second son, Genesis.
A few months before the arrival of son Future, an expectant Ciara took the stage at the 2014 Grammys afterparty wearing an all-black ensemble that showcased her baby bump.
Beyoncé memorably announced her first pregnancy at the 2011 MTV VMAs, where the singer prefaced her performance, “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” After singing “Love on Top,” she unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and stroked her stomach in confirmation of Blue Ivy’s impending arrival.
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The former Fugee performed while pregnant with her sixth child, son Micah, in May 2011 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — about a month before she publicly confirmed that she was expecting.
M.I.A. took the stage and really had some fun with maternity fashion at the 2009 Grammys. She gave birth to son Ikhyd just three days later.
J. Lo performed a six-week tour with then-husband Marc Anthony in the fall of 2007 while pregnancy rumors — which she consistently denied — swirled around her. On the final night of the tour, the couple confirmed she was pregnant (with twins Emme and Maximilian).