As the dust settled at the Perth Arena on it's first anniversary of officially opened its doors, Beyoncé's sold-out performances have broken new attendance records out of all other shows at the 15,000-capacity venue.
Perth Arena said Beyoncé had "dethroned" fellow American pop singer Pink during her stop in Perth as part of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. The weekend's performances scored first and second place as the top two highest-attended concerts at the Perth Arena. Saturday night broke the record with more people flocking to the venue than any other act over the course of the year.
"On the last show of year one Beyoncé dethrones Pink - setting the new record for single performance attendance!," Perth Arena posted on Facebook and tweeted on Saturday night.
The claims sparked outcry among Pink fans and prompted more than 100 comments from those who had seen the artist during her Perth visit in June.
Despite claims that "Queen Bey" had fans waiting up to 40 minutes before her Friday performance, her show of compassion for young fan Sophie Kotkis made headlines.
13-year-old fan Sophie, who is legally blind has muscle difficulties and hearing problems, shared the limelight with Beyoncé who singled her out of the crowd, according to media reports.
Sophie Kotkis' magic moment with Beyoncé
It was the seven-month secret operation that made a fragile Perth girl's dream come true.
Sophie Kotkis’ memories of Friday night’s Beyonce concert will be just as irreplaceable as the song she got to share with the pop queen.
The 13-year-old became centre stage when her favourite singer dedicated her Irreplaceable performance at Perth Arena to the Dianella schoolgirl.
And it was all because her big sister, Ellie, wanted to "show the world" that her sibling who is legally blind, has hearing difficulties and muscle problems is special.
"She's never really been able to go to a concert due to logistical reasons so I made a video about Sophie," she said. "Even with everything that she's been through, she's been able to do so much. She raised over $1000 for people with multiple sclerosis at the Runamuck (for the MS Society). I put that all in the video and I just said that I think someone as amazing as Sophie deserves to meet someone as amazing as you (Beyonce)."
Their family friend Kalkidan Forward, who works for children's charity Hope for Children, helped make sure the video made its way to Beyonce's manager, and Sophie was invited to attend Friday night's concert. But it wasn't until the much-loved pop star flew across the arena strapped to a harness and stopped in front of Sophie that her family realised a magic moment might just happen.
"I have a very special young lady here tell everybody your name beautiful," Beyonce told Sophie, as she kissed her on the cheek in front of the 15,000-strong crowd.
"Sophie," the beaming youngster replied.
"Everybody say, 'Hello Sophie'," the star told the crowd. "Sophie, I think I need you to help me sing this song. Do you think you can sing 'To the left, to the left'?"
The emotional meeting was a complete surprise to Sophie.
"She had no idea that she was going to sing with her," Ellie said. "It was amazing.
"Beyonce is her favourite. When Single Ladies came on, she jumped up and was dancing and everyone was watching her dance. She's still on cloud nine today.
"It was so important for me because there's been a lot of things in life that Sophie hasn't been able to do, but she loves music, loves to dance and loves to sing and this was just something for me to show the world how amazing she is.
"I've gained so much having her as a sister."
Sophie said: "I told my mum that I got a kiss from Beyonce".
Beyonce brought the Australian leg of her spectacular Mrs Carter Show World Tour to a triumphant end in Perth last night with her second WA show.
I went to last night's show and she also sang Happy Birthday a capella to the girl sitting next to me. Her voice is angelic irl. <3