She literally made 3 classics with her last 3 releases. My wig(s) have been in pieces since.JSparksFan wrote:This album is so fantastic. I still can't believe she's still recording near-masterpieces this far into her career. Only 4 tops this for me.
Both songs are my top two favs from the record and will never get old to me.YouMakeMeFeel wrote:Love Drought is still the best thing from this album to me. All Night is really good too.
Donald Glover’s FX series “Atlanta” and Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” were among the seven entertainment winners announced Thursday by the Peabody Awards board of jurors.
Both projects were among the 60 previously announced finalists for the prestigious award, which are meant to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016.
Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. The event will be taped for a television special to air on both PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p.m/8c. Rashida Jones, a previous Peabody winner for “Parks and Recreation” and current star of “Angie Tribeca,” will serve as host.
Documentary winners were announced on Tuesday. Winners in News, Radio/Podcast, Children’s Programming, Education, and Public Service will be revealed on April 25.
Read the full list of Entertainment winners below with descriptions by the board of jurors.
HBO Entertainment in association with Parkwood Entertainment (HBO)
“Lemonade” draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation. The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.
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On April 23, 2016 with the release of a full-length cinematic HBO special featuring beautiful artistic visuals, spoken word interludes and songs from her 12-track Lemonade album, Beyoncé, and her Louisville slugger, broke the internet, smashed the charts and sent the hive into a fury.
Yonce is known for pulling these types of stunts, but this time was different.
More than just an airtight production with impeccable vocals and perfect execution, the visual album was an unapologetic affirmation of blackness and womanness. It was an ode to us that came at precisely the right time. Lemonade was just what we needed, and still need a year later.
Set against the backdrop of a polarizing presidential campaign season, a resurgence of unapologetically misogynistic politics, and a revival of overt racism and brutality imposed upon black bodies, the album spoke to the shift that was simultaneously unfolding in society at large. With the release of Lemonade, Beyoncé took a decisive turn from the glamorous, flawless image we had come to expect from her. With themes around black identity, infidelity, sisterhood and faith, Lemonade spoke to the complexities of what it means to be woman, and black, and black women in defense of black men, who sometimes betray us.
Beyond its powerful social impact, for me, Lemonade represented a coming of age, a transitioning, a reconciliation between the girlish hopefulness of my teens, and the carefree disregard of my early twenties. I belong to a generation of black women who transitioned into adulthood Bey adjacent. We mimicked the dance moves to "Say My Name" in our dorm rooms, and made "Bug-A-Boo" the universal anthem for our late teenage woes. Beyoncé's catalogue was the soundtrack as we tried on our feminism, intoxicated ourselves with love and learned the kinds of hard earned lessons that only life can teach.
We're adults now, women in our thirties, occupying the roles of daughter, partner, mother and full-grown woman, and none of it feels the way it looked from a distance. Having experienced the depths of betrayal, apathy, hope and reconciliation, we are more layered, more transparent and more interesting than ever before. Our realities have exceeded our expectations in some places, and fallen short in others. If we're being honest, we'll admit that the journey into womanhood has left us a little bitter, but still sweet, kind of like...Lemonade
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With this video, I felt like this was probably how people gathered when MJ Thriller (video) was about to debut. The hype. Th excitement. A music video turned into a movie styled theme. I could picture families and friends gathering with popcorn and silence to watch this intriguing movie. What a time to be alive!!!Jesper wrote:HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY LEGENDARY ALBUM
THE VISUAL MASTERPIECE LEMONADE
| Ciara | Beyoncé | Janet | Toni | Kelly R | Leona | Tinashe | Whitney | Brandy | Monica | Tevin | Mariah | Britney |
Buy it on iTunes then.naughtynae wrote:I really like this album but I've not listened to it in a long time because i don't want to download it illegally. I only have Spotify now. I wish she'd/they'd upload it.
I moved country and can't purchase from iTunes.KEY9481 wrote:Buy it on iTunes then.naughtynae wrote:I really like this album but I've not listened to it in a long time because i don't want to download it illegally. I only have Spotify now. I wish she'd/they'd upload it.
Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist from Flint, Mich. She wears a hijab with pride. She's been a performance poet for 13 years, writing about love, trauma, loss and joy.
Earlier this month, she did something different. She released her first rap song, "Hijab," along with an accompanying video. In just a few days, the music video went viral, with more than 1 million views on Facebook. Produced by Tunde Olaniran, it's reminiscent of Beyoncé's Lemonade visual album. It has a diverse female cast, vibrant modern choreography and camera work that creates intimacy with the viewer.
Then there's the fact that Haydar is eight months pregnant in the video. About 25 seconds in, the camera zooms out to reveal her full belly.
"It's actually really powerful that there's a pregnant woman in the video in a song that's all about women's bodies," she says. "It was just very important to challenge that narrative and to challenge that story — that not all women's bodies look the same, and women's bodies should not look the same."
Artists like Beyoncé and MIA have brought pregnant bodies into the mainstream, but Haydar says the negative views of pregnancy are still very apparent.
"The fact that a pregnant woman is in a music video was just shocking for a lot of people," she says. "And I found it really disturbing that people were so shocked. Often, people had more to say about me rubbing my belly than about the actual content."
Haydar's lyrics also comment on the notion held, even by some feminists, that the hijab is an oppressive tradition. She raps:
"What their hair look like?
Bet their hair look nice.
Don't that make you sweat?
Don't that feel too tight?
Yo what your hair look like?
Bet your hair look nice.
How long your hair is?
You need to get yo life."
Muslim women who wear the hijab have been increasingly targeted in the U.S. as Islamophobia has risen over the past few years. The number of physical assaults against Muslims in the United States reached Sept. 11-era levels last year, according to the Pew Research Center. The FBI reported 257 incidents of anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2015, a 67 percent increase from the previous year.
As a Muslim woman, breaking into the music industry has been difficult. Haydar says much of the pushback has come from the Muslim community. Some view music as haram, or "not permissible," a term used to describe things that go against religious practice. But Haydar doesn't see it that way.
"You know, I'm not a young person. I'm not this thoughtless person who's just jumping into something. Music being forbidden, I'm not interested in this conversation. Because something that promotes love and light is positive and is permissible. And not only permissible but necessary, especially in the world we live in right now," Haydar says.
She calls her music "resistance music" because it celebrates diversity and calls for women to be "unapologetic about who they are" with lyrics like: "Make a feminist planet / Women haters get banished / Covered up or not, don't ever take us for granted."
Haydar will release an album this year with more songs that focus on love and inclusiveness.
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