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Watch Beyonce's record-setting United Nations video

In this photo provided by Parkwood Entertainment, singer

In this photo provided by Parkwood Entertainment, singer Beyonce performs “I Was Here” in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. Beyonce performed in front of hundreds, including Julia Stiles, R&B singer The-Dream and songwriter Diane Warren, who wrote “I Was Here.” (Aug. 10, 2012) Credit: AP

Beyonce and the United Nations teamed up Sunday to celebrate World Humanitarian Day by generating one billion messages of hope through her video “I Was Here.”

The performance was recorded at the United Nations on Aug. 11 and released Aug. 19, along with B's ideas for good deeds. The song and the UN project was a way to “spread positivity no matter how big or how small,” she said in a statement.

According to the United Nations, the outpouring of messages set a social media record.

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