Beyoncé's 'LEMONADE' Wins Peabody Award

  /  04.20.2017

Beyoncé keeps winning. Almost a year since its release, the singer’s visual album LEMONADE has earned a prestigious Peabody Award.

On Thursday (Apr. 20), the 76th Annual Peabody Awards finalists were announced, with LEMONADE among the victors, according to E! News.

LEMONADE draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation,” reads a Peabody statement. “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.”

Released last year, LEMONADE earned critical acclaim and commercial success. It went platinum, earned four Emmy nominations, and won two Grammys. It also spawned a world tour, which pulled in $256 million.

Elsewhere, Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” was also one of this year’s Peabody honorees. The television series has been a critic favorite, earning two Golden Globes and two trophies at the Writers Guild of America Awards.

“Veep,” “National Treasure,” “Happy Valley,” and Louis C.K.’s “Better Things” and “Horace and Pete” also won in the entertainment category. The 76th Annual Peabody Awards will be held on May 20 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Fans can watch the televised show on June 2 via PBS and Fusion.


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