ePaper

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Beyoncé makes history with Coachella performance

  • Print

Beyoncé performed for throngs of screaming fans Saturday night at Coachella after a year's wait."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.

Excited fans had a new nickname for this year's festival: Beychella. Other headliners included the Weeknd and Eminem."Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," Beyoncé said, before singing "Run the World (Girls)."

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.

She sang several songs from her album "Lemonade," backed up by the band and surrounded by step dancers. For nearly two hours, Beyoncé revealed surprise after surprise.A tribute to Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X, she also sang "Deja Vu" with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange.

After months of rumors, Coachella attendees also saw a Destiny's Child reunion. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage with Beyoncé to sing their '90s hits "Say My Name," "Soldier" and "Lose My Breath."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. Lady Gaga stepped in as her replacement.

-CNN


More News For this Category

Sanju teaser: Celebs go gaga over Ranbir's look and performance

| By Asian Age Online
Ranbir Kapoor is back and how! The hunk of an actor has showcased his passion for his craft by pulling off a spell-binding performance as
Sanju teaser: Celebs go gaga over Ranbir's look and performance

Tiger a centerpiece of Nazir’s artworks

| By Asian Age Online
A solo pattachitra exhibition titled ‘Baishakh in the Land of Tiger’ (Bagh-er Deshe Baishakh) by Patua Nazir Hossain began at Galerie Zoo of Alliance Française
Tiger a centerpiece of Nazir’s artworks

Actor Kazi Asif sent to jail for torturing wife

| By Entertainment Desk
A tribunal on Monday sent actor Kazi Asif Rahman to jail in a case filed for torturing his wife over dowry.Shafiul Azam, Judge of the Women and Children Repression
Actor Kazi Asif sent to jail for torturing wife

Debi: A lot of expectation and fear

| By Entertainment Desk
It is a matter of great excitement for Humayun Ahmed's fans that a film is made from their favorite writer's novel 'Debi'. This book, unofficially, is the first book
Debi: A lot of expectation and fear

Charlize Theron open to dating again

| By
Actor Charlize Theron said now that her kids are grown up, she can spare some time for dating.The 'Tully' actor, who is a mother to two-year-old August and six-year-old
Charlize Theron open  to dating again

Nabila to get married tomorrow

| By Entertainment Desk
Popular showbiz presenter and actress of the film 'Aynabaji' Masuma Rahman Nabila is all set for tying the knot. It wasn't long ago that she announced her marriage and
Nabila to get  married  tomorrow

Bengal Creative Fest 2018 begins

| By Entertainment Desk
Bengal C Hub, a platform to unify the creative industry, share resources and open up career opportunities, inaugurated its signature event, Bengal Creative Fest 2018. The festival held at

Farhan shows new side in music video

| By
Fans of radio jockey Musfiq R Farhan may be delighted to explore a new side of his character in a new music video. Farhan plays the regular, boy-next-door teenager
Farhan shows new side  in music video

Schwarzenegger is back, Terminator to make in 2019

| By
Arnold Schwarzenegger will make a return to the big screen next year in the first installment of a new Terminator trilogy backed by Tencent Pictures. The entertainment arm of

Israeli govt denounces Natalie Portman

| By
Natalie Portman has been criticized by the Israeli government over her decision not to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in the country. 'Recent events in Israel have been extremely
Israeli govt denounces Natalie Portman

© 2018 The Asian Age