Leave it to Beyoncé. The pop singer’s Coachella performance over the weekend has reportedly set a YouTube livestreaming record.
According to TMZ, her Saturday (April 14) set generated 458,000 simultaneous viewers — the most ever for a single Coachella performance since YouTube began streaming the Indio, California festival in 2010.
That’s also 75 percent higher than Lady Gaga’s streaming numbers from last year.
With the help of fellow headliners The Weeknd, Eminem and Migos, YouTube generated 43.1 million livestream views in 232 countries, making it the most-viewed live music festival in YouTube’s history.
Beyoncé’s reunion with fellow Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland couldn’t have hurt either.
Though the Lemonade artist’s performance set the bar for Coachella’s YouTube livestreams, other videos have performed significantly better overall. For example, in April 2017, more than 1.2 million viewers simultaneously watched a baby giraffe’s birth, marking one of the platform’s most viewed livestreams ever.
(The last update on this story was published on April 15, 2018 and can be found below.)
Reports of Destiny’s Child reunion came true during Beyoncé’s widely acclaimed performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night (April 14). The pop music powerhouse teamed up with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, reuniting in concert for the first time since 2013.
Naturally, Twitter has been overflowing with Beyhive members in euphoria over the reunion. Some fans are already calling for the trio to tour.
Check out some of the reactions below and watch Destiny’s Child in action above.
— . (@goddessyonce) April 15, 2018
Destiny's child did more for America than the founding fathers
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) April 15, 2018
DESTINY'S CHILD WILL NEVER NOT BE ICONIC. IN BEYONCÉ, KELLY AND MICHELLE WE PRAY. #Beychella
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 15, 2018
MY GIRLS ARE BACK TOGETHER!!!!! DESTINY'S CHILD!!!! OMG #BEYCHELLA
— Kevin Simmons (@TheSkorpion) April 15, 2018
MY 11 YEAR OLD GAYSELF WOULD BE SHAKING RIGHT NOW MY QUEENS ARE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM DESTINY’S CHILD IS ALIVE
— jovan (@ehjovan) April 15, 2018
WE NEED A DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION TOUR
— Lillian (@LillzTrackLife) April 15, 2018
(The original version of this article was published on April 14, 2018 and can be found below.)
Destiny’s Child is reportedly reuniting at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on Saturday night (April 14).
According to Page Six, an inside source said, “Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child are reuniting. It was teased, rumored, squashed, so nothing much else was said … But it’s happening.”
The source also added, “[It’s] to make up for the fact she was unable to perform last year [when pregnant]. The girls really wanted it and felt they owed it to the fans.”
Destiny’s Child — Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland — formally disbanded in 2006 after they wrapped up the Destiny Fulfilled… and Lovin’ It Tour.
Formed in 1997, the R&B trio released five albums, culminating with 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled.
The group’s third album, 2001’s Survivor, spawned the massive singles”Independent Women,” Survivor” and “Bootylicious.”
In 2013, Destiny’s Child reunited for Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Coachella’s organizers have confirmed fans are able to livestream Beyoncé’s headlining performance on YouTube. The Lemonade singer hits the stage at 11:10 p.m. PST on Channel 1 of the YouTube streams. [apple_news_ad type=”any”]