In the video Beyoncé wears a titanium roboglove designed by her long-time jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz, to complement her alter ego Sasha Fierce.
The glove consists of several pieces, including a ring and a separate component that covers Beyoncé's upper arm.
It won several awards, including the Video of the Year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
The video had the whole world dancing and waving along via You Tube." Jody Rosen of The New Yorker credited the melodies that float and dart over the thump for creating a new sound in music that didn't exist in the world before Beyoncé.
He further wrote, "If they sound 'normal' now, it's because Beyoncé, and her many followers, have retrained our ears." "If I Were a Boy" charted at number three on the Hot 100 chart the same week, and thus Beyoncé became the seventh female in the US to have two songs in the top five positions of that particular chart.
Beyoncé has performed "Single Ladies" on television and during her concert tours.
The song and particularly its music video have been widely parodied and imitated.