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04/15/2018 12:29 pm ET Updated Apr 16, 2018

Beyoncé Makes History As First Black Woman To Headline Coachella

Fans are re-dubbing the iconic music festival as "Beychella."
Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on A
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Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.

Beyoncé made history this weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ― and her fans were having a collective meltdown.

“Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé told the crowd during a historic performance Saturday at the iconic music festival in Indio, California.

Queen Bey’s highly anticipated set drew thousands of attendees and included a Destiny’s Child reunion, as well as cameos by her husband Jay-Z and her sister Solange.

The two-hour set featured some of Beyoncé’s biggest hits, including “Formation” and “Sorry” from her most recent album “Lemonade.” She was accompanied by a marching band, drumline and choir. See the full set list here.

Beyoncé was slated to headline Coachella in 2017, but ultimately pulled out of the event due to her pregnancy. She gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir in June. The “Irreplaceable” singer vowed to take the stage in 2018 ― and judging by the flood of posts on Twitter and Instagram, the wait was well worth it.

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See some of the best shots from Beyoncé’s legendary Coachella performance below:

Beyoncé became the first black woman on Saturday to headline Coachella.
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Beyoncé became the first black woman on Saturday to headline Coachella.
Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z take the stage Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
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Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z take the stage Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
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Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.
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Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.
Beyoncé reunites with Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on stage at Coachella.
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Beyoncé reunites with Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on stage at Coachella.
Thousands of Beyoncé fans attended the historic performance.
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Thousands of Beyoncé fans attended the historic performance.
Beyoncé fans were overcome with emotion during her set.
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Beyoncé fans were overcome with emotion during her set.

This article has been updated to include comments from Beyoncé

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story included a photo from Beyoncé’s 2014 Coachella performance.

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