The last stretch of school commencement ceremonies are underway, and many graduating students are accepting their diplomas virtually. In honor of this, YouTube hosted “Dear Class of 2020” this weekend, a virtual multi-hour commencement special for this year's graduates. The event featured a star-studded lineup of performers including Katy Perry and BTS, as well as speeches from Beyoncé and Michelle and Barack Obama, among others. Many of the addresses included poignant words on why students should feel hopeful and proud of their accomplishments, despite entering the workforce during these difficult times. "Congratulations to the class of 2020, you have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic, and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed Black human being,” Beyoncé said in her speech, acknowledging the past week’s protests over the senseless killing of George Floyd. “And you still made it, we're so proud of you.”
But one of the best parts of the ceremony (which is saying something) was Chloe x Halle’s performance of their latest single, “Do It,” which they broadcasted from their backyard. Their captivating set was all about spreading the joy that is so needed in the world right now. The two sisters brought their upbeat energy to their makeshift lit-up stage, both of them wearing custom cage dresses by Zana Bayne in white leather paired with latex undergarments, by Venus Prototype. “Black girl magic,” they wrote of their high-fashion looks. Their display of celebration, glamour, and unabashed fun brought a smile to many of the viewers on the stream. “I don’t even have words for the feeling I get when I see these two perform,” one user commented on YouTube. And with the duo’s new album, Ungodly Hour, releasing on Friday, there will be plenty of more magic to come, too.