25 Things You Need To Know About Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”


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Last night, Beyonce debuted her hour-long HBO special “Lemonade.” If you were out on a Saturday night (like me), or don’t have HBO, here’s everything you missed.

  1. Although the album was thought to be released exclusively to Tidal, rumors are swirling that it will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight.
  2. Lemonade is Beyoncé’s new album broken up into 11 chapters in a documentary style film.
  3. The chapters are: Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, Hope, and Redemption.
  4. Although Beyoncé is signed to Sony, Lemonade was released through Beyoncé’s label Parkwood.
  5. Rumor has it she bought out her release from Sony, which is the same label Kesha is currently trying to escape leave.
  6. The film features home footage, some including a very pregnant Bey. This is probably to shut down haters who claimed she faked her pregnancy.

  7. The album shows a man-hatin’ Beyoncé, whether it be directing towards her dad, Jay-Z, or maybe both.
  8. Lemonade was cause for Beyoncé’s first tweet in two years.

  9. The album/film has 12 new songs star-studded with other artists and famous producers.
  10. “Pray You Catch Me”
    Produced by Beyoncé and Kevin Garrett
    Written By James Blake, Beyoncé, and Kevin Garrett
  11. “Hold Up”
    Produced by Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, and Diplo
    Written by Nick Zinner, Karen O, Brian Chase, Soulja Boy, Kevin McConnell, Antonio Randolph, Mort Schuman, Emile Haynie, Doc Pomus, MeLo-X, MNEK, Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, Father John Misty, and Diplo

  12. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” ft. Jack White
    Produced by Beyoncé and Jack White
    Written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, James Page, Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and Jack White
  13. “Sorry”
    Produced by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
    Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
  14. “6 Inch” ft. The Weeknd
    Produced by boots, Beyoncé, Ben Billions, and Danny Boy Styles
    Written By Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Brian Weitz, Noah Lennox, Dave Portner, ​boots, Belly, The-Dream, Ben Diehl, Danny SchofIeld, Beyoncé, The Weeknd

  15. “Daddy Lessons”
    Produced by Beyoncé
    Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, Kevin Cossom, Alex Delicata
    It’s Beyoncé’s first country song.
  16. “Love Drought”
    Produced by Mike Dean and Beyoncé
    Written by Mike Dean, Ingrid Burley, Beyoncé
  17. “Sandcastles”
    Produced by Beyoncé and Vincent L. Berry II
    Written by Vincent L. Berry II, Beyoncé, Malik Yusef, Midian Mathers

  18. “Forward” ft. James Blake
    Produced by Beyoncé and James Blake
    Written by Beyoncé and James Blake
  19. “Freedom” ft. Kendrick Lamar
    Produced by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé and Just Blaze
    Written by Jonathan Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Williams, Dean Mcintosh, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax, and John Lomax Sr.

  20. “All Night”
    Produced by Diplo, Beyoncé, and Henry Allen
    Written by Diplo, Beyoncé, Rock City, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Jaramye Daniels, André 3000, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi
  21. “Formation”
    Produced by Mike WiLL Made It
    Written by Swae Lee and Beyoncé
  22. The film also stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Zendaya, and Serena Williams.
  23. The mother’s of teenagers Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are also included, holding photos of their deceased children.

  24. Like the Formation video, it was shot in New Orleans.
  25. It looks like she isn’t carrying around Frank’s Red Hot Sauce after all.

Don’t fret, I’m sure someone will end up uploading it to a sketchy video site within the next few weeks. Slay.

[via USA Today, Fader, Vulture]

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