Beyonce at Coachella: 'The greatest show to ever happen'

Beyonce at Coachella: 'The greatest show to ever happen'

As if 100 degree weather wasn't enough at this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the crowds couldn't stop sweating with last night's historic performance by none other than Beyoncé.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also joined her as they sang their smash hit "Say My Name", and husband Jay-Z also came out for a collaboration.

The singer - whose set marked the first time a black woman has headlined the California festival - was a trending topic nearly immediately, sparking hundreds of thousands of tweets declaring the festival #Beychella. Her high-energy, dance-heavy set was all girl power, with the R&B superstar stopping the show after 10 minutes to demand a group of male dancers make her laugh before she launched into Sorry, laughing as she sang the famous line, "You better call Becky with the good hair".

After opening with "Crazy In Love" and "Freedom" in her Beta Alpha Kappa hoodie, Bey made sure to add something to her setlist that made a political point. She had been scheduled to headline last year's festival, but had to postpone because of her pregnancy.

The 36-year-old pop star performed onstage at the California music festival Saturday, where she publicly acknowledged her appearance was a groundbreaking moment.

Bey also got sister Solange and her Destiny's Child bandmates up on stage, and even had RiRi going insane in the crowd. Not only was the performance memorable, but also one for the history books.

As Beyoncé finished her set Saturday, she told the audience, "I'm so happy that I am here. We have been working hard and have a special show planned for you so please be safe and stay hydrated", she wrote on Facebook.

She stormed through almost every song she has ever released - including the world's quickest duet with husband Jay-Z - and even took the time to get a manicure halfway through the set.

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