Beyoncé’s ‘LEMONADE’ Wins Peabody Award


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 black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry poetic innovation,” reads a Peabody statement. “The audacity its reach and fierceness its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives women color and the bonds 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 this year’s Peabody honorees. The television series has been a critic favorite, earning two Golden Globes and two trophies at the Writers Guild 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 PBS and Fusion.