Beyoncé just stopped the show before it began!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing opening performance (above)!
Rihanna was the WINNER of the Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist award, and there was definitely not a dry eye among the audience who were all glad to see this lady get what she deserved.
Although she wasn't there to collect her statuette, she was absolutely there in our hearts - metaphorically speaking.
We think she was actually in Sweden or something.
[Image via WENN.]