Just last month, Coachella announced that pop singer, Ariana Grande, will be the headliner for the annual music and arts festival, making her the youngest headliner yet at just 25 years old.
The “7 Rings” singer is the fourth female artist to headline the music festival as pointed out by Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun in an Instagram post.
“@arianagrande 4th female to ever headline and the youngest headliner in the history of the festival! #history congrats Ari. #coachella”, Braun wrote.
Variety has mentioned that according to a report from TMZ, rumours were circulating around rapper Kanye West and his decision to back out of the lineup due to a dispute regarding the stage; finding the traditional 60×40-foot stage “artistically limiting.”
Last year, singer Beyoncé, also set a record by being the first woman of colour to headline the event. This comes after Lady Gaga headlined the event back in 2017 and Icelandic singer Björk, who in 2002, became the first ever female to headline the festival. Ariana Grande, now the fourth female headliner ever, also sets a record by being the youngest.
Following her highly prolific year back in 2018, and the major success of her recently released singles including “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings,” “God Is A Woman,” and “No Tears Left To Cry,” all included in her newest album Sweetener, the young pop star had already broken a record when the music video for her single “Thank U, Next” was released. It set a YouTube record as the most-viewed video on the platform within a 24-hour window.
Having topped the Billboard charts for weeks, Grande has proved that she is truly a queen for the No. 1 spot. Back in December, she was also the winner for Billboard’s Woman Of The Year Award, and moved the audience with her speech after admitting that she felt “completely undeserving” of the title.