Opening the Grammy Awards is a daunting task. Beyoncé takes us behind-the-scenes of her rigorous preparation to her performance during music’s biggest night last weekend. Posted on her Tumblr page, Queen Bey shares photos leading up to her big moment with husband Jay Z at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

Beyoncé is seen in various roles studying dance moves, practicing her vocals, sitting with sound and video crews, and even taking a break to share a laugh with sister Solange. Check out the gallery below.

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Photo Credit: Robin Harper

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