Beyoncé one of the most popular performers ever made history at Coachella on Saturday.
Starting off with asking the question “Y’all ready Coachella?,” to thousands of devoted fans as she became the first woman of color to headline the music festival in California.
“Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé emphatically said, before singing “Run the World (Girls).”
The pop sensation opened the show with her first solo single ever “Crazy in Love” accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, followed by the black national anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Going through her extensive catalogue of music she dominated the stage with a fiery presence that have only been seen from the like of Michael and Janet Jackson.
Singing songs from the epic album “Lemonade” and more backed by what seemed to be like hundreds of dancers.
For nearly two hours Beyoncé owned the stage with surprise after surprise.
The Grammy winner was adamant about celebrating black culture and she do so with a tribute to Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X being displayed across the screen.
Other surprises included Jay-Z opening the set with her with their hit “Crazy in Love” and sister Solange who is also a Grammy winner dancing with her song on “Get Me Bodied”
However, the biggest surprise of the night was the much hopped for Destiny’s Child reunion. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage in a Charlie’s Angels silhouette pose to perform hits such as “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”
The Houston native dominated social media with the hashtag #Beychella making her the most talked about performer ever in the history of Coachella.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who represents Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston, congratulated the singer.
“Houston’s own Beyoncé is giving us the dream performance at the 2018 Coachella! I am very proud of the artist, entertainer and global philanthropist Beyoncé has become … ,” she tweeted.
She later said Beyoncé’s performance with the band is “giving us HBCU vibes,” a reference to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.