We're going to tell our children's children about Beyoncé's historic Coachella set. In 2018, the megastar commanded the stage at the music festival, delivering a two-hour set with stunning visuals, choreography, and costume changes. Beychella deserves its own chapter in history books.
Beyoncé didn't give us time to fully recover from her Coachella set before making it the focal point of her 2019 documentary, Homecoming. The two-hour masterpiece details the personal and cultural significance of Beyoncé's festive staging, with behind-the-scenes clips and stories about her journey. As if that wasn't enough, Bey dropped an accompanying LP, Homecoming: The Live Album, which features all the music from her Coachella production and even a few bonus tracks.
The year of Beychella, 2018, also included the singer's release of the joint album Everything Is Love with JAY-Z — which features highly acclaimed jam "Apesh*t" — and the start of their On the Run II Tour.
Months after kicking off the tour, Beyoncé made history again, thanks to her September Vogue cover story. Condé Nast artistic director and fashion luminary Anna Wintour gave the singer artistic control over the cover photo, prompting Bey to hire 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell as the photographer. This made him the first-ever Black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover. Continuing with her mission of uplifting the Black community, Beyoncé also donated $100,000 to four historically Black colleges — Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University, and Bethune-Cookman University — allowing each to award a student with a $25,0000 scholarship.