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Will Queen Bey extend her reign to TV?

Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, premiered on HBO Saturday. Though it was only available on the premium cable network for 27 hours, it is still eligible for an Emmy. HBO confirmed Monday that it plans to submit the project for consideration in the Variety Special category. Lemonade became available to stream exclusively on Tidal after the visual album debuted on TV. A day later, the entire collection was made available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

The visual album’s credits list Beyoncé, Kahlil Joseph, Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Todd Tourso as directors. At this point, it’s unclear who will be submitted for Emmy consideration. Nomination voting begins June 13 and ends June 27 at 10 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced live during a press conference July 14.

The 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held over two nights, on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, 2016, while Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmys at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016. – E!




This all sounds great! But please keep in mind, Hits Daily Double hasn’t been the most reliable source recently. But overall, this looks like an amazing win for Beyonce! This will mark her 6 consecutive #1 release, and the only female to debut every album at #1 on the Billboard charts.

HDD – Beyoncé’s new set, Lemonade (Columbia), became available for download on iTunes and Amazon Sunday night; it hit at #1 on the iTunes album chart early Monday morning after sitting one slot below The Very Best of Prince. “Formation,” previously unavailable for download, is #1 on the singles chart, while “Sorry” is #3, “Hold Up” is #4, “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd is #5 and the Jack White-assisted “Don’t Hurt Yourself” is #9. Most of the recent of Lemonade dots the remainder of the Top 25.

A source at Sony says the company expects first-day sales to hit 200k. Early reads say the album could do between 500k-600k first week. Could it go higher?
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It looks like the Beyhive isn’t the only people living for Lemonade. Read some of our favorite reviews below.

Like much of her music over the last few years, the music on “Lemonade” is not made for pop radio. Besides the explicit language, it doesn’t fit into neat categories and boxes, ranging from R&B to a bit of reggae to rock and even a country twang. Paired with its visuals, it’s also elevated, becoming a work of art that has many layers to be dissected; there may well be dissertations planned on it at this moment.

It all speaks to Beyonce’s undisputed role the queen of pop — not of music, but of culture. It’s hard to imagine any other artist who could drop a project in the middle of our national mourning for Prince and still not only get attention for it, but captivate us so. – Yahoo! Music

Whether or not Lemonade is based on real-life events has been the subject of fevered discussion by forensic Beyoncéologists, who are poring over lyrical references, old gossip-blog items, and Instagram posts in order to suss out the album’s real-life news pegs. But figuring out whatever blind items Beyoncé is laying down (on her husband’s platform, no less) is hardly essential to enjoying this album. Its songs feel fresh yet instantly familiar, over-the-top but intimate, with Beyoncé’s clarion voice serving as the fulcrum for her explorations of sound and the self. – Time

“Lemonade” is the kind of album that a star like Beyoncé (as well as, lately, Rihanna) can release in the streaming era because she’s already guaranteed attention for her every utterance. The album is not beholden to radio formats or presold by a single; fans are likely to explore the whole album, streaming every track and hearing how far afield — a brass band, stomping blues-rock, ultraslow avant-R&B — Beyoncé is willing to go. As she did with her 2013 album, “Beyoncé,” she has also paired the music with full-length video that expands and deepens its impact.

On their own, the songs can be taken as one star’s personal, domestic dramas, waiting to be mined by the tabloids. But with the video, they testify to situations and emotions countless women endure. It’s not a divorce announcement; the singer, songwriter and director is credited as Beyoncé Knowles Carter. – New York Times

On Freedom, and indeed for much of Lemonade, Beyonce sounds genuinely imperious. She’s obviously not the only major pop star willing to experiment and push at the boundaries of her sound: that’s clearly what Rihanna and Kanye West were attempting to do on Anti and The Life of Pablo respectively. The difference is that those albums were at best a bold and intriguing mess: the sense that the artists behind them were having trouble marshalling their ideas was hard to escape. Lemonade, however, feels like a success, made by someone very much in control. “This is your final warning,” she scowls on Don’t Hurt Yourself, “if you try this shit again, you lose your wife.” You rather get the feeling Jay Z should heed those words: on Lemonade, Beyonce sounds very much like a woman not to be messed with. – The Guardian

With this album, Beyoncé is telling us that she’s made it this far in spite of the system in place; you know — the overtly sexist, subtly racist one. She was served lemons. And she made the most fire, refreshing, delectable, thirst-quenching lemonade ever known to man. Actually, scratch that — ever known to woman. – NPR




As if you even needed a reminder. But don’t forget to tune in tonight, Beyonce will be premiering “Lemonade” on HBO. HBO is free for everyone this weekend, so you have no worries!

EDIT: So the time has finally come! Beyonce’s new album #Lemonade is now available exclusively on Tidal.

Remember when Bey was spotted shooting a video? Turn’s out that it was the end of her first song “Pray You Catch Me“.

Album Information

LEMONADE
THE VISUAL ALBUM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
BEYONCÉ KNOWLES CARTER

1. PRAY YOU CATCH ME
WRITTEN BY KEVIN GARRETT, BEYONCÉ, JAMES BLAKE / PUBLISHED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF, ROC NATION MUSIC AND KEVIN GARRETT MUSIC, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, SONY/ATV / PRODUCED BY KEVIN GARRETT AND BEYONCÉ / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / PIANO BY KEVIN GARRETT / JUPITER BASS BY JAMES BLAKE / STRINGS BY ERIC GORFAIN, DAPHNE CHEN, CHARLIE BISHARAT, JOSEFINA VERGARA, SONGA LEE, MARISA KUNEY, NEEL HAMMOND, SUSAN CHATMAN, KATIE SLOAN, AMY WICKMAN, LISA DONDLINGER, TERRY GLENNY, INA VELI, GINA KRONSTADT, YELENA YEGORYAN, RADU PIEPTEA, CRYSTAL ALFORQUE, SERENA MCKINNEY, LEAH KATZ, ALMA FERNANDEZ, RODNEY WIRTZ, BRIANA BANDY, ANNA BULBROOK, GRACE PARK, RICHARD DODD, JOHN KROVOZA, IRA GLANSBEEK, VANESSA FAIRBAIRN-SMITH, GINGER MURPHY, ADRIENNE WOODS, DENISE BRIESE, RYAN CROSS, GEOFF OSIKA / ORCHESTRATIONS BY ERIC GORFAIN / STRING ARRANGEMENT BY JON BRION / STRINGS AND KEYBOARDS ENGINEERED BY GREG KOLLER / PROTOOLS EDITING AND KEYBOARDS RECORDED BY ERIC CAUDIEUX AT HENSON STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA AND THE APEX STUDIO IN BURBANK, CA / RECORDED AT CONWAY STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
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Big Freedia, the voice over you hear on Beyonce’s latest song, “Formation”, talks about how the collaboration came about.




While not available for purchase, Beyonce’s “Formation,” which she released on YouTube Feb. 6 and then performed on the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Feb. 7, makes a noteworthy start at R&B/hip-hop radio.

Even though the song has yet to be officially promoted to radio stations by its label, Columbia, the song arrives as Beyonce’s highest career debut on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (dated Feb. 27), entering at No. 11 with 16.3 million in audience (from 88 stations that played the song), according to Nielsen Music. Beyonce previously started at a high of No. 14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as featured (with Lil Wayne) on Usher’s “Love in This Club Part II” in 2008. As a lead artist, she tops her prior best beginning of No. 20 with “Singles Ladies (Put a Ring on It”), also in 2008. “Ladies” would become her longest-leading (12 weeks) of seven No. 1s on the chart.

On the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart (which, with Adult R&B Songs, combines to form the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay panel), “Formation” launches at No. 17. Genre airplay also pushes the track to a No. 18 debut on the Hot R&B Songs tally.

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While many of us thought we were gonna get a night full of Beyonce, we were surprised, we didnt see her until the end of the night, to present Record of the Year for UPTOWN FUNK! Check out the video below.

“Art is the unapologetic celebration of culture thru self expression. It can impact people in a variety of ways for different reasons at different times. Some will react, some will respond, and some will be moved ” -Beyoncé




We have made a few changes, but there are so many more to come! Not much change in the content, but there is much more content to be added this week. Stick around, it’s worth it.




Who runs the world? BEY!

In a surprise appearance, Beyonce appeared on Lip Sync Battle, with Channing Tatum, as he impersonated her for his performance rendition of, Run The World (Girls). So what do you guys think? Did he kill it?

 




Beyoncé’s debut solo album Dangerously In Love has now sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

The effort, released in 2003, sold just over 2,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 24, bringing its cumulative total across the 5 million mark. It remains Beyoncé’s best-selling solo effort.

Dangerously In Love opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was the first of so-far five No. 1 albums for the diva. All of her full-length studio efforts have reached the top slot, and all of them have sold at least a million copies: B’Day (released in 2006, 3.41 million sold), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008, 3.2 million), 4 (2011, 1.5 million) and her self-titled album (2013; 2.3 million). So far, Beyoncé has sold 16 million solo albums in the U.S.

In addition, Beyonce has visited the top of the Billboard 200 and sold millions as part of Destiny’s Child. The group notched two No. 1s with Survivor and the greatest hits collection #1s. Destiny’s Child has four million-selling albums (including their biggest: The Writing’s On the Wall, with 6.4 million), while their total album sales stand at 17.5 million.

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