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Beyoncé Becomes 1st Woman of Color to Headline Coachella, Reunites Destiny’s Child

A tribute to Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X. “We need your energy!”
Beyoncé and Jay-Z will kick off their joint tour this summer. I am very proud of the artist, entertainer and global philanthropist Beyoncé has become … ,” she tweeted. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage with Beyoncé to sing their ’90s hits “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”
Rep. She also sang “Deja Vu” with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange. A year in the making
The superstar was scheduled to headline last year’s festival, but canceled under doctor’s orders because she was pregnant with twins at the time. She sang several songs from her album “Lemonade,” backed up by the band and surrounded by step dancers. “I am so excited to see the BeyHive tonight at Coachella. Excited fans had a new nickname for this year’s festival: Beychella. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who represents Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, congratulated the singer. Lady Gaga stepped in as her replacement. Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year’s wait. We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe and stay hydrated,” she wrote on Facebook. Related StoryPolice Using Army of Drones to Boost Security at Coachella in Wake of Las Vegas Massacre

For nearly two hours, Beyoncé revealed surprise after surprise. She later said Beyoncé’s performance with the band is “giving us HBCU vibes,” a reference to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Shortly before Saturday’s performance, the singer said she can’t wait to see her fans and posted a photo from backstage on Instagram. She and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, welcomed Rumi and Sir Carter last June. “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. “Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé said, before singing “Run the World (Girls).”
Surprise reunion
The singer opened her long-anticipated performance singing “Crazy in Love” accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, and later crooned a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the black national anthem. Beyoncé’s fans, known as the BeyHive, have waited to see her perform since last year’s Grammy Awards. Other headliners included the Weeknd and Eminem. 33.678363
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