After Year-Long Delay, Beyoncé Brought Some Friends To Her Historic Coachella Performance

Coachella is now Beychella.

After postponing last year's scheduled performance due to her pregnancy, Beyoncé took the stage at Coachella last night for a historic performance that had fans around the world cheering. With last night's set, the "Formation" singer became the first woman of color to headline the music festival. The pop icon shared the moment with her family and friends, including Destiny's Child

The performance, which lasted more than two hours, was full of surprise appearances. Beyoncé danced with her sister, Solange, and sang "Deja Vu" with her husband, Jay-Z. But the most speculated moment of the evening came to fruition when Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Beyoncé for performances of "Say My Name," "Soldier," and "Lose My Breath."

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In addition to a celebration of Beyoncé's legacy, the performance was a celebration of Black culture. The singer's set included a rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," commonly referred to as the Black national anthem, and she was accompanied by a marching band and drumline that included Black fraternity and sorority members. 

The set has already become legendary enough to earn a new nickname for the annual music festival in Indio, California — Beychella. 

"I am so excited to see the BeyHive tonight at Coachella. We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe and stay hydrated," Beyoncé wrote on Facebook before the show. "We need your energy!"

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