Over the years, Beyonce has dominated nearly every realm of entertainment. The former (?) Destiny’s Child member has released wildly successful solo albums, starred in films, appeared on Broadway and performed on dozens of award shows. (Not to mention the Glastonbury fest, gigs she’s done with husband Jay-Z and the presidential inaugurations she’s taken part in.) And now as Beyonce, who will release her fifth solo album later this year, prepares to take the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show, it’s interesting to consider whether the singer has anything left on her bucket list.
As it turns out, there are a few stones still left unturned when it comes to Bey’s career, although some of these suggestions are more probable than others. Will Bey ever really play a show on the moon? Maybe not, but let’s not rule anything out too quickly. This is, after all, the woman who, for the most part, has managed to keep her child’s face a secret for over a year now.
Las Vegas residency
This might be jumping the gun in Beyonce’s career trajectory a little bit, but Bey seems like an eventual lock for a residency in Vegas. And whenever that certainty comes to pass the pop star will probably set up shop at Vegas’ classiest hotel, like the Cosmopolitan (where Jay-Z has performed) or the Venetian – and she’ll probably bring a long-lost sense of glamour back to the strip. The only problem? It’s hard to picture Bey and Jay raising Blue Ivy in Nevada, even temporarily.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
There were rumors that Beyonce was going to perform with Jay-Z during his headlining at Bonnaroo in 2010, but unfortunately the singer failed to manifest onstage. There are certainly other – maybe more logical – music festivals Beyonce could headline, but this annual Tennessee-based fest seems like the coolest. While Coachella and Lollapalooza tend to appeal to specific demographics, Bonnaroo embraces almost all sects of live music, making it the best possible venue for Beyonce to celebrate her universal appeal. Plus, Beyonce is a Glastonbury veteran, so she knows the drill for mud-soaked fests.
No, really. Earlier this year Skrillex made some comments about his desire to perform a set in outer space for a few lucky fans, and now that space travel has been privatized that isn’t really that far off the mark. It’s only a matter of time before some big brand (eh-hem, Pepsi) pays for an artist to head into orbit for the first out-of-this-world performance. And let’s be realistic: Shouldn’t that artist be Beyonce, not Skrillex?
International week-long promo tour with journalists in tow
Rihanna may have sort of bungled her 777 Tour last year, leading 150 international journalists on a stressful trek across the globe for a week, but with Beyonce at the helm, such a promo tour could be a successful round two. Maybe it’s a selfish desire to see what sort of swag Bey would gift to the journalists, but if there’s a musician you could watch seven nights in a row, it’s Beyonce. If only for the “Single Ladies” choreography.
Reality show judge
It’s hard to imagine Beyonce sitting behind the judges’ table on American Idol or The X Factor, but there has to be a show somewhere on TV where Beyonce can sound off. Our suggestion? Bravo’s highly underrated Work Of Art, a reality show that searches for the next great artist. If Beyonce’s heavily-photographed stint at Art Basel in Miami last month is any indication, this girl really knows her contemporary art. Now give her a forum to show off that knowledge!
The 2012 presidential election taught that Jay-Z and Beyonce have the power to both raise sizeable campaign funds and bolster the popular vote. And if they can do that for President Obama, who’s to say they can’t do it for themselves? Beyonce may not be the most logical president candidate, but it does seem like it would be a waste for her to never pursue some kind of political office. Just imagine the potential headlines of “New York mayor Beyonce Knowles…”
Yes, Jay-Z is a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets and what’s his is hers, but wouldn’t it be cool to see Beyonce put a stake in her own pro sports team? Couldn’t you see Bey at the helm of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team in 2016 in Rio? She could surely lead those glam, poised little athletes to victory. Just picture Gabby Douglas performing her floor routine to “Halo.”