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.
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.