A very successful year for Stan Walker

Beyoncé is one of the biggest names in the business, a global superstar. 

So when Stan Walker received the news that he was to be the opening act for Beyoncé, his idol, he couldn't believe it.

'Queen Bey' touches down in NZ this month for her Mrs Carter Show World Tour and will perform four shows at Auckland's Vector Arena.

Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea, was meant to be the opening act, but in a twist of fate, she can no longer commit, opening the door for Stan.

Stan is currently travelling the breadth and width of the country on his World Tour of New Zealand, an experience he describes as fulfilling and very humbling.

Since winning Australian Idol in 2009, Stan has enjoyed musical success as one of the top selling artists here in NZ, picking up five music awards along the way, and in opening for Beyoncé, he counts himself as being very blessed.