HAPPY 1 YEAR OF LEMONADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's discuss Lemonade's MANY accomplishments, shall we?
- Lemonade is the most awarded album of 2016 with over 30+ awards
- Lemonade is the most critically acclaimed album by a female in 2016
- Lemonade is the 16th most critically acclaimed album of all time
- Formation was the most critically acclaimed song of 2016
- Formation was the most awarded song of 2016
- Bey became the most Grammy nominated female in history
- The most awarded artist at the Soul Train Awards with the help of Lemonade
- Winner of two Cannes Lion Awards
- Five BET Awards
- Teen Choice Awards
- Eight VMAS + is the most awarded artist for this show
- Clio Awards
- 256 MILLION on Formation World Tour
- 11th highest grossing tour of this decade, 2nd highest grossing tour of this decade by a female (Madonna - 305 million w/ 88 days, Bey - 256 million w/ 49 days)
- Received a perfect 100 Metacritic Score for her first reviews on Lemonade. No female artist has ever done this before.
- Bey set the record for attendees at Dublin Croke Park, beating Celine Dion’s 61K
- First and only artist to sell out the Wembley Stadium twice on one tour
- Lemonade debuted at #1 making her the ONLY ARTIST IN HISTORY to have 6 consecutive #1 albums
- Lemonade won at least one Grammy, which means Bey is the only artist in history to have 6 #1 consecutive albums AND have them all win a Grammy
- According to NY Times, Lemonade was streamed over 306 million times on TIDAL alone in less than two months from its initial release
- Lemonade sold 1 million copies in PURE SALES in less than two weeks
- Lemonade went #1 in over 100 countries.
- Bey currently owns the #1 and #3 for most places to reach #1. Self Titled is the first, Adele 25 is the 2nd, Lemonade is the 3rd. They are the ONLY artists to get their album #1 in 100+ countries in history
- Bey is the first and only artist to have all of their albums (6) debut at #1 on the Billboard 200
- Lemonade is the second album to have the highest female album sales by a black female artist in the U.S. this decade. Self titled is #1, and her fourth album 4, is 4th* (the symbolism of this number for Bey is uncanny)
- Lemonade is one of the most illegally downloaded albums on torrent sites.
- Rolling Stone gave Lemonade a perfect five star rating. They have only given out 21 perfect five star ratings in history.
- Bey smashed and created a new record by having all of her songs charting in the top 40 globally on iTunes. Never been done before.
- Upon the release of Lemonade, Bey had at least four songs charting in the top 10 of iTunes. No artist in history has even held the top 3
- Bey is the first female artist to have all twelve songs charting within the top 65 of Billboard 100, surpassing Taylor Swift’s record of 11
- Every song, including the album, was charting in both the U.S. and the U.K. simultaneously. This has NEVER been accomplished by anyone… ever
- Lemonade premiere had over 4.2 million tweets about it, as well as #Beyonce being the top trend
- Lemonade garnered 125 million streams in the US and UK on TIDAL alone
- Bey is the only artist ever to gain 100 million + streams in a week without Spotify, Apple Music, or other stream services
- Won a Peabody Award. The only other female artist to receive this was Barbara Streisand
- Emmy Nominated, 9x Grammy Nominated
- Lemonade is Bey’s second consecutive album to hit #1 in 100+ countries. No artist ever accomplished this.
- Bey did not promote this album, nor did she promote any singles, and they still dominated the charts and award season.
- 92 Metacritic Score and one of the best rated albums of all time
- Top selling album of 2016 globally
- Best selling female album released in 2016
FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE IF I MISSED ANYTHING
and I probably did but she KILLED this era :)