Beyoncé’s sixth studio album and 59th Grammy Awards Lemonade not only received 9 nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Music Film but also scored big in the “poll of polls” compiled by the BBC.
The politically charged visual album is the music critics’ favorite album of the year.
Nekesa Moody from The Washington Post called the album a “deeply personal, yet … a bold social and political statement as well.”
The album tackles themes of black empowerment and female identity.
In the BBC polls, it beats David Bowie’s Blackstar, which was released two days before his death in January.
Third place went to Frank Ocean’s Blonde, a sprawling, impressionistic take on art-soul.
The album’s leading single “Formation” received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Music Video
Lemonade has received widespread acclaim from many critics, both locally and internationally.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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