Beyonce Wins Prestigious Peabody Award For Lemonade
Beyonce is an all-around artist and this award just proved it. Bey was given a prestigious Peabody Award for her Lemonade visual album — it’s a prize that honors excellence in TV, radio and broadcast. It’s given to 25-35 winners annually for work that displays excellence in quality, not necessarily popularity or commercial success. As far as we know, it’s the first time an artist has ever been awarded for an album — but then, most singers don’t make visual albums.
The committee from the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia that awards the prize, said of Beyonce’s album, “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.” Can’t say it better than that!