Lemonade - Beyoncé
Number of songs: 10
Lemonade is the sixth studio album by American singer Beyoncé, released on April 23, 2016, by Parkwood Entertainment and distributed through Columbia Records. The record is the second "visual album" following her 2013 eponymous album. Unlike its predecessor, which featured individual music videos for each track, a one-hour film was aired on HBO to coincide with the release of Lemonade. The album is a much darker album than her previous visual, and has a more varied structure in terms of musical genres, encompassing a wide range of them from R&B, soul, pop, rock, blues, to even country, funk, and hip hop.
The concept was described by streaming service Tidal as "every woman's journey of self-knowledge and healing." Lemonade was widely co-produced with many well-known artists, and includes guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White. Lemonade was made available for online streaming on April 23 through Tidal, which Beyoncé co-owns, and was released for paid purchase through the service the following day. It was later launched to the iTunes Store and physical retailers on April 25 and May 6, respectively. The record has since garnered widespread acclaim from many music critics and was considered by many to be a surprise release. The record was preceded by the release of the single "Formation" on February 6, 2016. In April 2016, Beyoncé embarked on the Formation World Tour to promote the album itself.