Beyoncé’s 2017 is looking up. The superstar was just awarded the “Pulitzer prize for radio” – the Peabody award for her album, Lemonade. Her vision for the album, coupled with the artistic videos for each of the tracks earned her the award.
Organizers in a statement said, “Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation. 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.”
The 76th Peabody awards ceremony will be held on June 2 and will be hosted by Rashida Jones. The other six winners for the awards this year are: Atlanta (FX), Better Things (FX), Happy Valley (BBC One), Horace and Pete (Hulu), National Treasure (Hulu) and VEEP (HBO). The HBO visual album for Lemonade is being awarded the Peabody.
Lemonade officially went platinum and many speculated that it was based on the personal relationship that Jay Z and Beyoncé share behind closed doors. The album itself spawned a number of hits, including Hold Up and Formation. Merchandise and memes were all the rage these past months.
Beyoncé is currently pregnant with twins and is due sometime in the summer. She has been keeping a low profile mostly. Fans are wondering if she will turn up to accept this prestigious award. She already dropped out of Coachella 2017 that she was due to headline. Her position was taken by Lady Gaga, who killed it this past weekend.