History within the making! Beyoncé turned the primary black lady to headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on Saturday, April 14. And boy, did she ship.

Queen Bey kicked off her set with a large marching band and a dozens of backup dancers. She first appeared on a runway in an extended, Egyptian-inspired Balmain cape earlier than strutting over to the primary stage and instantly becoming a collegiate-style yellow hoodie, high-waisted denim shorts and white Christian Louboutin boots.

“Y’all prepared, Coachella?” she requested.

Beyoncé ran by way of a gamut of hits from the very begin of the present, starting along with her 2003 debut solo single, “Crazy in Love.” She then transitioned into “Freedom,” “Formation” and “Sorry” from her 2016 visible album, Lemonade, all whereas impeccably mastering high-intensity choreography. During “Sorry,” she combined in verses from two early fan favorites: “Me, Myself and I” and “Kitty Kat.”

After making the gang go wild throughout “Bow Down / I Been On,” the entertainer took a web page from the late Michael Jackson’s ebook and climbed onto a cherry picker, hovering above followers for a sultry tackle “Drunk in Love.” She returned to the stage for a collection of hip-hop tracks, together with “Diva,” “Flawless” and “7/11.” At one level within the medley, DJ Khaled came to visit the audio system to announce: “After tonight, Coachella gotta rename Coachella the Beychella. New identify alert: Beychella!”

Following a quick interlude that gave the marching band a second to shine, Beyoncé walked again out in a black leather-based bodysuit and matching boots. She ran by way of “Don’t Hurt Yourself” earlier than taking a seat on the bleachers and belting “I Care,” a young second in an in any other case high-energy set.

Up subsequent, the singer took on “Partition” and “Yoncé,” adopted by her latest collaboration with J Balvin and Willy William, “Mi Gente.” She Dutty Wined her approach by way of “Baby Boy,” lined a few of Jamaican singer Dawn Penn’s “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” after which sang “Check on It” for the primary time in 5 years. Jay-Z made a surprisingly transient, no-frills cameo to carry out the couple’s 2006 collab “Déjà Vu,” making certain that the highlight largely remained on his spouse of 10 years.

For the encore, a camouflage bodysuit-clad Beyoncé advised the gang, “Thank you for letting me be the primary black lady to headline Coachella.” She slayed an empowering rendition of “Run the World (Girls)” earlier than tackling what was arguably the largest second of the night time: a shock reunion along with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The trio despatched the gang right into a frenzy with three of their largest hits: “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name” and “Soldier.”

“My sisters! Please give it up for Kelly and Michelle,” Beyoncé gushed. “I like y’all.”

The Grammy winner’s precise sister, Solange Knowles, then appeared on stage to bop alongside to the fun-filled “Get Me Bodied” as Bey narrowly averted a wardrobe malfunction. At the tip of the night time, Beyoncé, who didn’t do any new materials, made positive everybody within the viewers had their palms up within the air as she carried out her megahits “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and “Love on Top.”

The mom of Blue Ivy, 6, and twins Rumi and Sir, 10 months, closed her 26-song, practically two-hour set with a particular message: “I’m so blissful that I’m right here. I used to be purported to carry out at Coachella [last year] however I ended up getting pregnant — thank God! So I had time to dream and dream and dream with two lovely souls in my stomach. … Thank you guys for sharing this with me. I hope y’all loved the present.”

1. Crazy in Love
2. Freedom
three. Formation
four. Sorry / Me, Myself and I / Kitty Kat
5. Bow Down / I Been on
6. Drunk in Love
7. Diva
eight. Flawless
9. Top Off
10. 7/11
11. Don’t Hurt Yourself
12. I Care
13. Partition
14. Yoncé
15. Mi Gente
16. Baby Boy / You Don’t Love Me
17. Hold Up / Countdown
18. Check on It
19. Déjà Vu (with Jay-Z)
20. Run the World (Girls)
21. Lose My Breath (with Destiny’s Child)
22. Say My Name (with Destiny’s Child)
23. Soldier (with Destiny’s Child)
24. Get Me Bodied (with Solange Knowles)
25. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
26. Love on Top

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Beyonce Reunites With Destiny’s Child and More Guests at Coachella by: Pamela Hendrix published:


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