The “Thank U, Next” singer is also just the fourth woman to get the top spot, following Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Björk. The Icelandic singer became the first female headliner when she performed in 2002 and she played again in 2007. Lady Gaga followed a decade after that, in 2017, when she replaced the then-pregnant Beyoncé, who made history last year by being the first woman of color to headline the festival.
Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, congratulated her achievement on Instagram, posting a photograph of the lineup with a caption saying that she was the “4th female to ever headline and the youngest headliner in the history of the festival!”
Check out his full post below:
On Wednesday, festival organizers Goldenvoice announced this year’s lineup, which included Childish Gambino and Tame Impala along with Grande as the headliners.
Grande also shared her enthusiasm, writing on Twitter, “humbled and excited as all hell.” Check out her post below:
humbled and excited as all hell @coachella — thank u
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 3, 2019
Coachella will be held on April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio, California.