Beyoncé Makes History As First Black Woman To Headline Coachella

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Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year’s wait. “Y’all ready Coachella?,” she asked the crowd as she opened her set, becoming the first woman of color to headline the music festival in Indio, California.

Excited fans had a new nickname for this year’s festival: Beychella. Other headliners included the Weeknd and Eminem. “Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyonce said, before singing “Run the World (Girls).”
Husband Jay Z joined her for a rendition of “Deja Vu” ahead of their On The Run 2 tour, making sure the spotlight was focused on his wife with a no-frills rap cameo.
While Destiny’s Child reunited in an incredible moment, for a flawless renditions of “Lose My Breath”, “Say My Name” and “Soldier”. Her sister Solange joined her for a dance on stage, then Beyonce took to the runway for “Single Ladies” where she and two backing dances performed the famous routines. “Who Run The World (Girls)” was a powerful salute to feminism where Beyonce shouted out to every woman present and thanked those who had paved the way before her.

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