Ariana Grande is currently set to make history as the youngest Coachella headliner ever.
She recently posted a Coachella teaser which fans have gone wild over, dubbing her appearance at the desert music festival “Arichella.” Ariana has been getting fans hyped for her performances on April 14 and April 21, hinting that friend and collaborator Pharrell may just pop up for a duet. With a little help from her current Sweetener tour setlist, here are some songs we’re hoping will be performed at Coachella.
Ari’s female empowerment anthem has been the hit that she opens with first during her Sweetener tour. Her music video for the song with a double meaning features Ariana straddling planet Earth with lots of purple in the background—she may keep the same galactic vibes for Coachella.
If Ariana’s teaser is in fact correct and Pharrell makes an appearance for her set, the two will most likely perform this catchy number. It’s hard not to imagine lots of dancing (by Ariana and Pharrell and the crowd) if this one ends up playing out.
“7 Rings” has been featured prominently during Ari’s tour so far and it’s one of her newer hits. Those two facts alone make it an almost sure yes for Coachella. Expect to see lots of pink on the set like the music video. Ariana may bring on some pals to jam with her during the song, since it’s partly about all the things she buys for them. Her beagle-chihuahua mix Toulouse may even make a brief appearance, since he’s sitting proudly at the end of the music video.
It wouldn’t be complete without one of Ariana’s older hits thrown into the mix. It’s a distinct possibility that “Dangerous Woman” will perhaps be featured in some way during one of Grande’s two Coachella appearances.
If Pharrell doesn’t surprise everyone by appearing with Ariana, there’s another singer who might make an appearance—Nicki Minaj. Minaj is very friendly with Grande (see “Bang Bang” and “Get On Your Knees,” and their 2016 mega hit could be a viable option for Grande’s setlist.
The ultimate brush off anthem’s music video currently has over 350 million views on YouTube. It’s Ari’s tribute to romantic comedies she loved growing up like Legally Blonde, 13 Going on 30 and of course, Mean Girls. With so many celeb cameos in the music video, it’s hard not to think about who could join Ariana on stage for this one.
“No Tears Left to Cry” was the song that ushered in this new era of Ariana Grande. Chances are, she will either begin or end with the song about “lovin’, livin’ and pickin’ it up” and moving on to the next chapter in her life.