BEYONCé MAKES HISTORY WITH COACHELLA PERFORMANCE
On Saturday night, the reigning queen of American music, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, became the first black woman to headline Coachella.
A voice booming over the festival's sound system described the concert as Beyoncé's "homecoming," even though this was her debut at Coachella and that nobody in the crowd seemed to object demonstrated how completely she was making the place her own.
"Y'all ready Coachella?," she asked the crowd as she opened her set. "Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," Beyoncé said, before singing "Run the World (Girls)."
Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year's wait. Beyoncé's fans, known as the BeyHive had a new nickname for this year's festival: Beychella.
Beyoncé was originally scheduled to headline the festival last year, but had to pull out because she was pregnant with twins at the time. This year, she triumphantly ascended the stage for a two-hour set that was, as the New York Times put it, most likely the most “meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance” any American musician will produce this year.
Beyoncé also reunites with Destiny's Child at music festival. The pop music powerhouse teamed up with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, reuniting in concert for the first time since 2013.