Lemonade (Beyoncé album)

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Lemonade
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 23, 2016 (2016-04-23)
RecordedMid 2014 - Late 2015
GenreR&B
Length45:49
Label
Producer
Beyoncé chronology
'Beyoncé
(2013)
Lemonade
Singles from Lemonade
  1. "Formation"
    Released: February 6, 2016
  2. "Sorry"
    Released: May 3, 2016

Lemonade is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Beyoncé. It was released on April 23, 2016, by Parkwood Entertainment. Lemonade is Beyoncé's second "visual album", following her self titled 2013 album. It is also a concept album.[1]

Critical reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic92/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA–[4]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyA+[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
The Independent5/5 stars[8]
NME4/5[9]
Pitchfork Media8.5/10[10]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars[11]
Spin9/10[12]

Lemonade received generally positive reviews from music critics.[2]

Track listing[change | change source]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[13]

Lemonade – Disc one (Audio)
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Pray You Catch Me"  
  • Garrett
  • Knowles
3:16
2. "Hold Up"  
  • Diplo
  • Knowles
  • Koenig
3:41
3. "Don't Hurt Yourself" (featuring Jack White)
  • White
  • Knowles
  • Derek Dixie[a]
3:54
4. "Sorry"  
  • Gordon
  • Rhoden
  • Knowles
3:53
5. "6 Inch" (featuring The Weeknd)
4:20
6. "Daddy Lessons"  
  • Knowles
  • Dixie[a]
  • Delicata[a]
4:48
7. "Love Drought"  
  • Dean
  • Knowles
3:57
8. "Sandcastles"  
  • Knowles
  • Vincent Berry
3:03
9. "Forward" (featuring James Blake)
  • Blake
  • Knowles
  • Blake
  • Knowles
1:19
10. "Freedom" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
4:50
11. "All Night"  
  • Diplo
  • Knowles
  • Henry Allen[a]
5:22
12. "Formation"  
3:26
Total length:
45:49
Lemonade – Disc two (Visual)
No. TitleDirector(s) Length
13. "Lemonade"  
1:05:22
Sample credits[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beyonce's 'Lemonade' tops Billboard, Prince reigns on album chart". Reuters. May 5, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Critic Reviews for Lemonade". Metacritic. April 25, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  3. Kellman, Andy (April 28, 2016). "Lemonade – Beyoncé : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  4. Zaleski, Annie (June 7, 2016). "Beyoncé's Lemonade pushes pop music into smarter, deeper places". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  5. Bernstein, Jonathan (April 24, 2016). "Lemonade is Beyoncé at her most profane, political and personal — review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  6. Rahman, Ray (April 27, 2016). "Beyoncé's Lemonade: EW Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  7. Petridis, Alexis (April 24, 2016). "Beyoncé – Lemonade review: 'A woman not to be messed with'". The Guardian. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  8. True, Everett (April 26, 2016). "Beyoncé, Lemonade review: Fiery, insurgent, fiercely proud, sprawling and sharply focused". The Independent. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  9. Bartleet, Larry (April 25, 2016). "Beyonce – 'Lemonade' Review". NME. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  10. Mapes, Jillian (June 7, 2016). "Beyoncé: Lemonade". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  11. Sheffield, Rob (April 25, 2016). "The queen, in middle-fingers-up mode, makes her most powerful, ambitious statement yet". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  12. Tate, Greg (June 7, 2016). "Review: Beyoncé Is the Rightful Heir to Michael Jackson and Prince on 'Lemonade'". Spin. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Lemonade / Beyoncé". Tidal. April 23, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.