Lemonade (2016) Lyrics – Beyoncé

English 160 April 23, 2016

"Lemonade" is the sixth studio album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released on April 23, 2016, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, accompanied by a 65-minute film of the same title. It is her second visual album, following her self-titled fifth studio album (2013).

The album is a concept album with a song cycle that relates Beyoncé's emotional journey after her husband's infidelity in a generational and racial context. The album covers a variety of genres, including R&B, art pop, reggae, blues, rock, hip hop, soul, funk, Americana, country, gospel, electronic, and trap. It features guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Jack White, and contains samples and interpolations of a number of hip hop and rock songs.

Lemonade received widespread critical acclaim and is the most critically acclaimed studio album of Beyoncé's career. It was music critics' top album of 2016 and was named the greatest album of the 2010s by publications such as the Associated Press. In 2020, it was placed at number 32 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. The album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards (2017), including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. It won Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video. The album's visuals received 11 nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, of which it won eight, including Breakthrough Long Form Video and Video of the Year. The film also received four nominations at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The album won a Peabody Award in Entertainment.

Lemonade topped the charts in various countries worldwide, including the US Billboard 200, where it earned 653,000 with additional album-equivalent units, including 485,000 copies in its first week of sales. It has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By the end of 2016, Lemonade had sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States, making it the third-best-selling album of the year in the US, and it was the best-selling album of 2016, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), with 2.5 million copies sold worldwide. The album was supported by five singles: "Formation", which was a top-ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, "Sorry", "Hold Up", "Freedom", and "All Night". To promote the album, Beyoncé embarked on The Formation World Tour in April 2016, an all-stadium tour visiting North America and Europe. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

Lemonade album Cover

Lemonade album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Featuring
  • Release Date
  • April 23, 2016
  • Producer(s)
  • Ben Billions, Beyoncé, BOOTS, DannyBoyStyles, Diana Gordon, Diplo, Ed Burke, Erinn Williams, Ezra Koenig, Jack White, James Blake, Jeremy McDonald, Jonny Coffer, Just Blaze, Kevin Garrett, Melissa Vargas, MeLo-X, MIKE DEAN, Mike WiLL Made-It, Pluss, Steve Pamon, Todd Tourso & Vincent Berry II

  • Writer(s)
  • Alan Lomax, Alex Delicata, André 3000, Antonio Randolph, Avey Tare, Bacharach & David, Belly, Ben Billions, Beyoncé, Big Boi, BOOTS, Brian Chase, Burt Bacharach, Carla Marie, DannyBoyStyles, Dean McIntosh, Diana Gordon, Diplo, DJ Khaled, Doc Pomus, Emile Haynie, Ezra Koenig, Father John Misty, Frank Tirado, Geologist, Hal David, Ilsey, Ingrid, Jack White, James Blake, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Lomax, John Paul Jones, Jonny Coffer, JRM, Karen O, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Cossom, Kevin Garrett, Kevin McConnell, Malik Yusef, MeLo-X, Midian Mathers, MIKE DEAN, Mike WiLL Made-It, MNEK, Mort Shuman, Nick Zinner, Panda Bear, Pluss, R. City, Robert Plant, Sleepy Brown, Slim Jxmmi, Soulja Boy, Swae Lee, The-Dream, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Vincent Berry II, Warsan Shire, The Weeknd & Worldwide Fresh