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Beyonce Knowles performs at 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2018. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)


Beyoncé becomes 1st woman of color to headline Coachella

By WITW Staff on April 15, 2018

Our queen Beyoncé wowed audiences at Coachella with a two-hour performance on Saturday night, making her the first woman of color to ever headline the famed music festival.

“Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé said before performing the anthemic “Run the World (Girls),” according to CNN.

The singer was scheduled to headline the festival last year, but had to back out due to her pregnancy. (She gave birth to twins, Rumi and Sir, in June.) During her return to the stage, Beyoncé sang hits like “Crazy in Love,” tracks from her most recent album Lemonade, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is often referred to as the “Black National Anthem.”

There were also some big surprises for the audience. Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z made an appearance, as did her sister Solange. The show also featured a much-anticipated Destiny’s Child reunion; Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Beyoncé to reprise a few much-loved hits: “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”

Below, watch a highlight from the powerhouse performance.

Read the full story at CNN.


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