While Coachella 2023 is still fresh in everyone’s memories, we can’t help but think about who could be the next headliner for Coachella 2024. While all of these artists have performed at Coachella, many have never headlined. Take a look at some hip-hop and R&B prospects for Coachella 2024:
Rihanna has had a phenomenal 2023 as she kicked it off headlining the Super Bowl and later performed at the Oscars. While RiRi has been teasing new music "coming soon" for a while we hope that "soon" translate to sometime this year. We are only hoping that the superstar continues the amazing momentum she's been on and would consider gracing the Coachella stage next year. The Grammy-winning singer previously performed at Coachella in 2016.
Drake will be on tour this summer with his 'Her Loss' collaborator 21 Savage. While Drake warms up his vocals for their tour, the Toronto artist might want to think about Coachella 2024. The last time Drake performed at Coachella was for his debut in 2015 when he was a headliner. The rapper has had countless amounts of hits since then so coming back to showcase those would be a sight to see.
SZA has had an outstanding 2023 as she made history having her second studio album 'SOS' spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart. The last R&B/hip-hop album with at least 10 weeks atop the list was Drake’s 'Views,' which spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The New Jersey native also made history for "Kill Bill" having spent the most weeks (16) at No. 1 by a lead female artist in hip-hop or R&B. It eclipsed Mary J. Blige’s hit track "Be Without You," which stayed atop the chart for 15 weeks in 2006. If SZA were to perform at Coachella it would be her second time on the stage since her debut performance in 2018.
Cardi B has been saying fans should expect to see the follow-up to her Grammy-winning debut 'Invasion of Privacy' sometime this year. Since then, she had one of the best guest verses last year joining GloRilla on "Tomorrow 2." Fans are patiently waiting for her sophomore album and if its anything like her debut, it would prove to be an exciting set for Coachella. The rapper previously performed at Coachella in 2018.
Usher is an R&B legend and fans of several generations would flock to see him perform at Coachella. He hit up the Dreamville festival earlier this year and has continued to have sold-out shows during his extended Las Vegas residency. Having him as a Coachella headliner would be an absolute treat. Usher has performed at Coachella several times but has never headlined. His last appearance at the festival was in 2016.
Doja Cat's fourth studio album is set to drop sometime this year so she would have some new music to perform alongside her hits if she were to headline Coachella next year. The Los Angeles native's only single so far for 2023 has been her feature on SZA's 'SOS' hit "Kill Bill." The 'Planet Her' creator performed at Coachella in 2022.
Megan Thee Stallion laid low the beginning of 2023 but has since been making more appearances such as her debut set at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in her home city of Houston. This also wouldn't be Megan's first time performing at Coachella. The 'Traumazine' rapper made her debut at Coachella in 2021 and set the crowd on fire when she previewed "Plan B." Fans will know that they will get a high-energy performance from the Houston Hottie so Coachella, what are you waiting for? Make her an offer!
Future is no stranger to the Coachella stage, but the high-performing artist has never headlined. This year, he was brought out during Metro Boomin's set along with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Diddy, Don Toliver, John Legend, and more. Speaking of Metro, Future and the superstar producer are working on a collab album so they will not be out of fresh material if Coachella decides to call.
Last but certainly not least is Nicki Minaj. Nicki has been hitting the ground running in 2023 with her first solo song of the year "Red Ruby Da Sleeze" and her fire guest feature on Ice Spice's "Princess Diana." Nicki also has been teasing that her fifth studio album is set to arrive this year so the Queen can play the new tracks on the Coachella stage next year. Nicki previously performed at Coachella in 2019 but was not a headliner.