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Our Beyonce "Lemonade" Liveblog

Lemonade is a thing! We will soon know what!

by Kristen Stegemoeller


[UPDATE: We know what it was! It was the album of course. You can stream it now, here, and you can see our favorite Internet reactions to Lemonade here]

A week ago, Beyonce announced a 1-hour HBO special titled "Lemonade" with a mysterious trailer that shows only a side-shot of Queen Bey with blonde cornrows, her face buried, interspersed with shots of a storm descending on a field. We're about to get hit by Superstorm Bey, y'all.

Right?

Well. Details are scarce on what Lemonade will actually be, but here's what we do know:

-- "Lemonade" is being billed as an HBO 'event.' Again, the circumstances couldn't be more vague, but anytime a TV special is described as an 'event' you know shit is going to be good. Make sure you have plenty of throw pillows nearby to scream into.

--It's an hour long. Hm. Perhaps Beyonce is showing videos for every song off her new album? Will the album drop on iTunes simultaneously? Will Ivy Park sports bras be shot out of cannons from the top of the Empire State Building to the athlieisure-less masses? Will the streets run with Lemonade? We can only wait.

--You don't have to have HBO to watch it. The network is free to all this weekend, in an effort to hype Lemonade and the return of Game of Thrones. However, it will not be available for streaming to non-subscribers on HBOGO. Boo. Vulture has some work-around options here.

Here's what we don't know:

--Anything else. Is 'Lemonade' just a 60-minute power presentation for Beyonce's lemonade recipe? This is killing us.

We'll be back at 9 pm EST with updates.

Until then, here is the trailer.


T-5 Minutes to Lemonade

Prediction: Beyoncé will release an hourlong special for each track on her new album.

T-1 Minutes to Lemonade

Is Lemonade an anagram? DEMON ALE

It's lemonati symbolism.

AAAAHHHH IT's Happening!!!!

Chapter One: Intuition


Giphy


We're walking through a field.
It's totally the album yeesssssssssss.

The crew has returned


"You remind me of my father, a magician. In the tradition of men in my blood you come home at 3:00 AM and lie to me"

Wait, whoa, are Beyoncé and Jay-z getting a divorce?

So far #LEMONADE is a spoken-word stress dream, and we're not mad at that

Chapter Two: Denial

Beyonce is DROWNING!!!


"Fasting for 50 days, abstained from mirrors, abstained from sex... swallowed a sword, jumped into a volcano."

I am taking notes on this beauty regime.

"Are you cheating on me?" WHOA


Walk into the club like...


Wait, is she DESTROYING Jay-Z right now?


Is Jay-Z in a safe place?

"Hold up, they don't love you like they love you. " Maaaaa-aaaaps.

Beyonce is coming for the side chicks. And her baseball says HOT SAUCE on the side of it. It's all now making so much sense.

Giphy

Chapter Three: Anger

Giphy


Beyonce is describing making a skin suit out of her man's mistress!Buffalo Bey!


Very Dirty Projectors vibe. We hear Jack White!

"Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks." We have passed away.

We spy Serena Williams!

Middle fingers up! Boy, bye!!



Chapter Five: Loss

We are in a red gown, surrounded by flames, talking about sex and magic. Right on track.

Very very spoken word.

And here comes The Weeknd and Beyoncé is now a haunted mannequin


Stripper anthem.

She has burned the house DOWN.



Chapter Six: Accountability

Back on the haunted estate, now we're talking about motherhood. There is a protracted lipstick metaphor.

We've got some serious domestic abuse talk here

"Am I talking about your husband, or your father?" Matthew Knowles you are getting called OUT.

This tweet tho...

This is a straight up country song.

Bey is wearing a homesteader look and I'm living for it.


Chapter 7: Reformation

Ok, I guess Bey and Jay are making up now. Knots, flowers, beaches.

"Let's stop this love drought." I feel very safe inside this music video.

Takeaway: We will never ever know Beyoncé.


Chapter 8: Forgiveness

No we are very stripped down. Here comes the damn ballad. Begin your wall sliding. They have NOT made up.

"Every promise don't work out that way."

Wait, here is Jay-Z! Nevermind, they're good. I CAN'T TAKE THIS.


Chapter 9: Faith

Amandla Stenberg and Zendaya cameos - hey girls!

Searing shots of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown's moms holding their photos. It's devastating.

Wow, James Blake is here. And a Mardi Gras Voodoo witch?




"Women don't quit on themselves" And she's acapella on this bitch. HELP!! My whole body is covered in goosebumps.

There is a truly divine garden party going on right now.



Chapter 10: Healing

LEMONADE! You get lemonade from lemons. Ohhhhhh...

It's a new day now. Honestly, I will spend the rest of my life unraveling the symbolism of this live video event.

And we have cute footage of the whole Carter family. Everything's fine guys, mom and dad are staying together.

Blue Ivy!!!!

AND LEMONADE

So now we know what Lemonade is! It is an incredible, raw, stripped down album about the difficulties of marriage, the strength and beauty of black women, marrying your father and not repeating your parents' fuck ups. Also, men are trash.

We are drained in a hoodie on the couch.

Beyonce, can we date you?


UPDATE: Here are the full credits for the album, which includes lyrics by Diplo, the Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wynter Gordon (who co-wrote fire 'fuck off' anthem 'Sorry,' the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ezra Koenig and Kendrick Lamar.

LEMONADE
THE VISUAL ALBUM
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
BEYONCÉ KNOWLES CARTER
1. PRAY YOU CATCH ME
WRITTEN BY KEVIN GARRETT, BEYONCÉ, JAMES BLAKE / PUBLISHED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF, ROC NATION MUSIC AND KEVIN GARRETT MUSIC, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, SONY/ATV / PRODUCED BY KEVIN GARRETT AND BEYONCÉ / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / PIANO BY KEVIN GARRETT / JUPITER BASS BY JAMES BLAKE / STRINGS BY ERIC GORFAIN, DAPHNE CHEN, CHARLIE BISHARAT, JOSEFINA VERGARA, SONGA LEE, MARISA KUNEY, NEEL HAMMOND, SUSAN CHATMAN, KATIE SLOAN, AMY WICKMAN, LISA DONDLINGER, TERRY GLENNY, INA VELI, GINA KRONSTADT, YELENA YEGORYAN, RADU PIEPTEA, CRYSTAL ALFORQUE, SERENA MCKINNEY, LEAH KATZ, ALMA FERNANDEZ, RODNEY WIRTZ, BRIANA BANDY, ANNA BULBROOK, GRACE PARK, RICHARD DODD, JOHN KROVOZA, IRA GLANSBEEK, VANESSA FAIRBAIRN-SMITH, GINGER MURPHY, ADRIENNE WOODS, DENISE BRIESE, RYAN CROSS, GEOFF OSIKA / ORCHESTRATIONS BY ERIC GORFAIN / STRING ARRANGEMENT BY JON BRION / STRINGS AND KEYBOARDS ENGINEERED BY GREG KOLLER / PROTOOLS EDITING AND KEYBOARDS RECORDED BY ERIC CAUDIEUX AT HENSON STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA AND THE APEX STUDIO IN BURBANK, CA / RECORDED AT CONWAY STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

2. HOLD UP
WRITTEN BY THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, EZRA KOENIG, BEYONCÉ, EMILE HAYNIE, JOSHUA TILLMAN, UZOECHI EMENIKE, SEAN RHODEN P/K/A MELO-X, DOC POMUS, MORT SCHUMAN, DEANDRE WAY, ANTONIO RANDOLPH, KELVIN MCCONNELL, BRIAN CHASE, KAREN ORZOLEK AND NICK ZINNER / PUBLISHED BY SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, LLC (ASCAP) OBO I LIKE TURTLES MUSIC, NEON REGGAE CO-OP CITY, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP./HEAVYCRATE PUBLISHING (ASCAP), SUGAR POP MEOW MEOW (ASCAP), WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. (PRS), MELOXTRA PUBLISHING (BMI) , UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC. (BMI), 456 MUSIC ASSOCIATES (BMI) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC. (BMI), SOULJA BOY TELL'EM MUSIC (BMI) EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC./DISASTER PUBLISHING/BIG-N-MAGE PUBLISHING (BMI) CHRYSALIS MUSIC LTD/BMG BLUE (BMI). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US) LLC / PRODUCED BY DIPLO, BEYONCÉ AND EZRA KOENIG / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / BACKGROUND VOCALS BY MELO-X / GUITAR BY JR BLENDER / DRUM PROGRAMMING BY DIPLO AND JR BLENDER / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / ASSISTED BY JON SHACTER / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / RECORDED AT RECORD PLANT STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA AND MAD DECENT STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF "CAN'T GET USED TO LOSING YOU" WRITTEN BY DOC POMUS AND MORT SHUMAN. PUBLISHED BY UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC. (BMI) AND 456 MUSIC ASSOCIATES (BMI) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC. (BMI).
THIS COMPOSITION EMBODIES PORTION OF "TURN MY SWAG ON" WRITTEN BY DEANDRE WAY, ANTONIO RANDOLPH AND KELVIN MCCONNELL. PUBLISHED BY SOULJA BOY TELL'EM MUSIC (BMI), EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC./DISASTER PUBLISHING/BIG-N-MAGE PUBLISHING (BMI)
CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF "MAPS" WRITTEN BY BRIAN CHASE, KAREN ORZOLEK AND NICK ZINNER, PUBLISHED BY CHRYSALIS MUSIC LTD/BMG BLUE (BMI). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US) LLC.

3. DON'T HURT YOURSELF (FEAT. JACK WHITE)
WRITTEN BY JACK WHITE, BEYONCÉ, DIANA "WYNTER" GORDON, JAMES PAGE, ROBERT PLANT, JOHN PAUL JONES, JOHN BONHAM
PUBLISHED BY THIRD STRING TUNES (BMI), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP., FLAMES OF ALBION MUSIC, INC. (ASCAP). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. / PRODUCED BY JACK WHITE AND BEYONCÉ / CO-PRODUCED BY DEREK DIXIE / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / BACKGROUND VOCALS BY RUBY AMANFU / RECORDED BY STUART WHITE, VANCE POWELL AND JOSHUA V. SMITH / ADDITIONAL OVERDUBS BY JOSHUA V. SMITH / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / BASS GUITAR BY JACK WHITE / DRUMS BY PATRICK KEELER / HAMMOND ORGAN BY MARK WATROUS / MIXED BY STUART WHITE / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / STRINGS BY ERIC GORFAIN, DAPHNE CHEN, CHARLIE BISHARAT, JOSEFINA VERGARA, SONGA LEE, MARISA KUNEY, NEEL HAMMOND, SUSAN CHATMAN, KATIE SLOAN, AMY WICKMAN, LISA DONDLINGER, TERRY GLENNY, INA VELI, GINA KRONSTADT, YELENA YEGORYAN, RADU PIEPTEA, CRYSTAL ALFORQUE, SERENA MCKINNEY, LEAH KATZ, ALMA FERNANDEZ, RODNEY WIRTZ, BRIANA BANDY, ANNA BULBROOK, GRACE PARK, RICHARD DODD, JOHN KROVOZA, IRA GLANSBEEK, VANESSA FAIRBAIRN-SMITH, GINGER MURPHY, ADRIENNE WOODS, DENISE BRIESE, RYAN CROSS, GEOFF OSIKA, MARK WATROUS, FATS KAPLAN, LINDSEY SMITH-TRESTLE / ORCHESTRATIONS BY ERIC GORFAIN / STRING ARRANGEMENT BY JON BRION / STRINGS ENGINEERED BY GREG KOLLER / ADDITIONAL DRUM PROGRAMMING BY DEREK DIXIE / PROTOOLS EDITING/RECORDING BY ERIC CAUDIEUX AT HENSON STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA AND JOSHUA V. SMITH / ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION RECORDING BY LESTER MENDOZA AT SKIP SAYLOR RECORDING STUDIO IN NORTHRIDGE, CA / RECORDED AT JUNGLE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK CITY / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / ADDITIONAL STUDIO ASSISTING BY ED SPEAR / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
FEATURES SAMPLE FROM THE LED ZEPPELIN RECORDING "WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS," PRODUCED UNDER LICENSE FROM ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP. BY ARRANGEMENT WITH RHINO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, A WARNER MUSIC GROUP COMPANY. WRITTEN BY JAMES PAGE, ROBERT PLANT, JOHN PAUL JONES, JOHN BONHAM, PUBLISHED BY FLAMES OF ALBION MUSIC, INC. (ASCAP). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

4. SORRY
WRITTEN BY DIANA "WYNTER" GORDON, SEAN RHODEN P/K/A MELO-X, BEYONCÉ / PUBLISHED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP., MELOXTRA PUBLISHING (BMI), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC / PRODUCED BY MELO-X, BEYONCÉ AND WYNTER GORDON / CO-PRODUCED BY HIT-BOY FOR HITS SINCE '87 / ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY STUART WHITE / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING BY B. CARR / BACKGROUND VOCALS BY CHRISSY COLLINS / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / RECORDED IN THE BEEHIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

5. 6 INCH (FEAT. THE WEEKND)
WRITTEN BY ABEL "THE WEEKND" TESFAYE, BEYONCÉ, DANNY SCHOFIELD, BEN DIEHL, TERIUS "THE-DREAM" NASH, AHMAD "BELLY" BALSHE, BOOTS, DAVE PORTNER, NOAH LENNOX, BRIAN WEITZ, BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID / PUBLISHED BY SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, LLC OBO SONGS OF SMP (ASCAP), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP./SAL&CO INC. (ASCAP), BENJAMIN DIEHL PUBLISHING DESIGNEE (BMI), 2082 MUSIC PUBLISHING (ASCAP)/WB MUSIC CORP. ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP., WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP)/SAL&CO INC. (ASCAP), WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI), SONGS OF ROC NATION MUSIC (BMI) AND IN SOULS (BMI). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI), ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING LTD (PRS), BMG GOLD SONGS (ASCAP), NEW HIDDEN VALLEY MUSIC CO. (ASCAP) / PRODUCED BY DANNYBOYSTYLES, BEN BILLIONS, BEYONCÉ AND BOOTS / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY DEREK DIXIE / ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION BY DEREK DIXIE / RECORDED BY STUART WHITE AT RECORD PLANT STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / MIXED BY TONY MASERATI AT MIRRORBALL STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY TYLER SCOTT AND JAMES KRAUSSE / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
THIS COMPOSITION EMBODIES PORTIONS OF "MY GIRLS" WRITTEN BY DAVID PORTNER, NOAH LENNOX, AND BRIAN WEITZ. PUBLISHED BY ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING LTD (PRS).
CONTAINS SAMPLES FROM "WALK ON BY" WRITTEN BY BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID, PUBLISHED BY BMG GOLD SONGS (ASCAP), NEW HIDDEN VALLEY MUSIC CO. (ASCAP) AND PERFORMED BY ISAAC HAYES. USED COURTESY OF STAX RECORDS CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC. ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US) LLC.
THE WEEKND APPEARS COURTESY OF THE WEEKND XO, INC./REPUBLIC RECORDS

6. DADDY LESSONS
WRITTEN BY DIANA "WYNTER" GORDON, BEYONCÉ, KEVIN COSSUM, ALEX DELICATA / PUBLISHED BY WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS OBO ITSELF AND LOTS OF LYRICS ENTERTAINMENT ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP., WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI) AND YRP MUSIC PUBLISHING (BMI) ALL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AN YRP MUSIC PUBLISHING ADMINISTERED BY WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP., DELICATA MUSIC/NUMBERS NEVER LIE (BMI) ADMINISTERED BY SONGS OF KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING / PRODUCED BY BEYONCÉ / CO-PRODUCED BY DEREK DIXIE AND ALEX DELICATA FOR DELICATA MUSIC PRODUCTIONS / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / BASS BY COURTNEY LEONARD / GUITAR BY ERIC WALLS / HORNS BY RANDOLPH ELLIS, PETER ORTEGA, CHRISTOPHER GRAY, RICHARD LUCCHESE / HARMONICA BY PATRICK WILLIAMS / ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION BY TOO MANY ZOOS / DRUMS AND DRUM PROGRAMMING BY DEREK DIXIE / BAND SESSION LEADER: DEREK DIXIE / BAND RECORDING ENGINEERING BY LESTER MENDOZA AT SKIP SAYLOR RECORDING STUDIO IN NORTHRIDGE, CA / ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEERING BY DEREK DIXIE / RECORDED IN THE BEEHIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

7. LOVE DROUGHT
WRITTEN BY MIKE DEAN, INGRID BURLEY, BEYONCÉ / PUBLISHED BY WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI)/PAPA GEORGE MUSIC (BMI) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP., LOVE VIVIAN MUSIC/SONY/ATV TUNES/EMI APRIL MUSIC (ASCAP), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC / PRODUCED BY MIKE DEAN #MWA FOR DEAN'S LIST PRODUCTIONS AND BEYONCÉ / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / KEYBOARDS AND DRUM PROGRAMMING BY MIKE DEAN / TRACK ENGINEERED BY MIKE DEAN / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / RECORDED AT JUNGLE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK CITY / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

8. SANDCASTLES
WRITTEN BY VINCENT BERRY II, BEYONCÉ, MALIK YUSEF, MIDIAN MATHERS / PUBLISHED BY CLEFTONE MUSIC (ASCAP), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP./JABRIEL IZ MYNE (ASCAP), MIDIAN MATHERS BMG PLATINUM SONGS US OBO MABLE JEAN MUSIC (BMI) / PRODUCED BY BEYONCÉ AND VINCENT BERRY II / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / PIANO BY VINCENT BERRY II / SYNTHS BY JACK CHAMBAZYAN / SYNTH ARRANGEMENT BY BOOTS / RECORDED BY STUART WHITE IN THE BEEHIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED BY TONY MASERATI AT MIRRORBALL STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY MILES COMASKEY / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA

9. FORWARD (FEAT. JAMES BLAKE)
WRITTEN BY JAMES BLAKE AND BEYONCÉ / PUBLISHED BY SONY/ATV, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC / PRODUCED BY JAMES BLAKE AND BEYONCÉ / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / PIANO BY JAMES BLAKE / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT RECORD ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / RECORDED AT CONWAY STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
JAMES BLAKE APPEARS COURTESY OF POLYDOR LIMITED

10. FREEDOM (FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR)
WRITTEN BY JONATHAN COFFER, BEYONCÉ, CARLA WILLIAMS, DEAN MCINTOSH, KENDRICK DUCKWORTH, FRANK TIRADO, ALAN LOMAX, JOHN LOMAX SR. / PUBLISHED BY B-UNIQUE MUSIC LIMITED/KOBALT PUBLISHING AMERICA, INC. (BMI), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC
EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC. (BMI), SONY/ATV SONGS (BMI), WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP), HARD WORKING BLACK FOLKS INC. (ASCAP) AND TOP DAWG MUSIC (ASCAP) OBO KENDRICK DUCKWORTH PKA KENDRICK LAMAR, NOW-AGAIN RECORDS, GLOBAL JUKEBOX PUBLISHING (BMI), LUDLOW MUSIC INC. (BMI) / PRODUCED BY JONNY COFFER, BEYONCÉ AND JUST BLAZE / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / MIXED AND RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / BACKGROUND VOCALS BY ARROW BENJAMIN / ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING BY BOOTS / BASS BY MARCUS MILLER / RECORDED IN THE BEEHIVE, LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / PACIFIQUE STUDIO ASSISTANT: ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
CONTAINS A SAMPLE OF "LET ME TRY," WRITTEN BY FRANK TIRADO AND PERFORMED BY KALEIDOSCOPE. USED COURTESY OF NOW-AGAIN RECORDS, WITH THANKS TO THOMAS HARTLAGE AND SHADOKS MUSIC.
CONTAINS A SAMPLE OF "COLLECTION SPEECH/UNIDENTIFIED LINING HYMN," PERFORMED BY REVEREND R.C. CRENSHAW. RECORDED BY ALAN LOMAX IN 1959. USED COURTESY OF GLOBAL JUKEBOX PUBLISHING (BMI) AND THE ALAN LOMAX COLLECTION, AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, COURTESY OF ODYSSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
CONTAINS A SAMPLE OF "STEWBALL," PERFORMED BY PRISONER "22" AT MISSISSIPPI STATE PENITENTIARY AT PARCHMAN, RECORDED IN 1947 BY ALAN LOMAX AND JOHN LOMAX SR. USED COURTESY OF LUDLOW MUSIC INC. (BMI)/GLOBAL JUKEBOX PUBLISHING (BMI) AND THE ALAN LOMAX COLLECTION, AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, COURTESY OF ODYSSEY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
KENDRICK LAMAR APPEARS COURTESY OF TOP DAWG ENT./AFTERMATH RECORDS/INTERSCOPE RECORDS

11. ALL NIGHT
WRITTEN BY THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, BEYONCÉ, TIMOTHY AND THERON THOMAS, ILSEY JUBER, AKIL KING, JARAMYE DANIELS, ANDRE BENJAMIN, PATRICK BROWN, ANTWAN PATTON / PUBLISHED BY SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, LLC (ASCAP) OBO I LIKE TURTLES MUSIC, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, TNT EXPLOSIVE PUBLISHING/UMPG (ASCAP), SONY/ATV SONGS LLC / SPARKO PHONE MUSIC (BMI), AKIL C. KING/M PUBLISHING/BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (BMI), JARAMYE DANIELS MUSIC/WARNER TAMERLANE (ASCAP), BMG MONARCH (ASCAP)/GNAT BOOTY MUSIC (ASCAP), SONGS OF WINDSWEPT (BMI)/HITCO MUSIC (BMI) / ORGANIZED NOIZE MUSIC (BMI). ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US) LLC / PRODUCED BY DIPLO AND BEYONCÉ / CO-PRODUCED BY HENRY ALLEN / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / BACKGROUND VOCALS BY DIPLO AND HENRY ALLEN / HORNS BY RANDOLPH ELLIS, PETER ORTEGA, CHRISTOPHER GRAY, RICHARD LUCCHESE / HORNS ARRANGED BY DEREK DIXIE / HORNS RECORDED BY LESTER MENDOZA AT SKIP SAYLOR RECORDING STUDIO IN NORTHRIDGE, CA / STRINGS BY ERIC GORFAIN, DAPHNE CHEN, CHARLIE BISHARAT, JOSEFINA VERGARA, SONGA LEE, MARISA KUNEY, NEEL HAMMOND, SUSAN CHATMAN, KATIE SLOAN, AMY WICKMAN, LISA DONDLINGER, TERRY GLENNY, INA VELI, GINA KRONSTADT, YELENA YEGORYAN, RADU PIEPTEA, CRYSTAL ALFORQUE, SERENA MCKINNEY, LEAH KATZ, ALMA FERNANDEZ, RODNEY WIRTZ, BRIANA BANDY, ANNA BULBROOK, GRACE PARK, RICHARD DODD, JOHN KROVOZA, IRA GLANSBEEK, VANESSA FAIRBAIRN-SMITH, GINGER MURPHY, ADRIENNE WOODS, DENISE BRIESE, RYAN CROSS, GEOFF OSIKA / ORCHESTRATIONS BY ERIC GORFAIN / STRING ARRANGEMENT BY JON BRION / STRINGS, KEYBOARDS AND BASS ENGINEERED BY GREG KOLLER / GUITAR BY HENRY ALLEN / BASS BY MARCUS MILLER / DRUM PROGRAMMING BY DEREK DIXIE, DIPLO AND HENRY ALLEN / ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION BY DEREK DIXIE / PROTOOLS EDITING AND KEYBOARDS RECORDED BY ERIC CAUDIEUX AT HENSON STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA AND THE APEX STUDIO IN BURBANK, CA / RECORDED BY STUART WHITE / SECOND ENGINEERING BY RAMON RIVAS / ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEERING BY JOHN CRANFIELD / RECORDED AT JUNGLE CITY STUDIOS IN NEW YORK CITY, CONWAY STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES, CA AND MAD DECENT STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CA / MIXED BY TONY MASERATI AT MIRRORBALL STUDIOS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY TYLER SCOTT / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH OF THE MASTERING PALACE NYC AT PACIFIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
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12. FORMATION
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, KHALIF BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, BEYONCÉ / PUBLISHED BY WB MUSIC CORP (ASCAP) OBO ITSELF, SOUNDS FROM EARDRUMMERS LLC, WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP (BMI) OBO ITSELF, EARDRUMMERS MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, (BMI), KHALIF BROWN BMI PUB DESIGNEE, ASHETON HOGAN BMI PUB DESIGNEE, WB MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS ADMINISTERED BY WB MUSIC CORP. OBO ITSELF AND OAKLAND 13 MUSIC / PRODUCED BY MIKE WILL MADE-IT AND BEYONCÉ / CO-PRODUCED BY PLUSS FOR EARDRUMMERS ENTERTAINMENT LLC / VOCAL PRODUCTION BY BEYONCÉ / ADLIBS BY SWAE LEE OF RAE SREMMURD / ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ADLIBS BY BIG FREEDIA / TRUMPET BY MATT DOE / HORN ARRANGEMENT BY DEREK DIXIE / RECORDED BY STUART WHITE IN THE BEEHIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CA / MIXED BY JAYCEN JOSHUA FOR THE PENUA PROJECT/INNERSOUND MGMT AT LARRABEE SOUND STUDIOS, NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA AND STUART WHITE AT PACIFIQUE STUDIO IN LOS ANGELES, CA / ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEERING BY MADDOX CHHIM, DAVID NAKAJI, AND ARTHUR CHAMBAZYAN / MASTERED BY DAVE KUTCH AT THE MASTERING PALACE IN NEW YORK CITY
A&R EXECUTIVE: TERESA LABARBERA WHITES
LEMONADE
DIRECTED BY KAHLIL JOSEPH, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES CARTER, MELINA MATSOUKAS, TODD TOURSO, DIKAYL RIMMASCH, JONAS ÅKERLUND, MARK ROMANEK
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES CARTER, TODD TOURSO, ERINN WILLIAMS, DORA MELISSA VARGAS, STEVE PAMON, ED BURKE
PRODUCED BY ONYE ANYANWU, JONATHAN LIA, KEENAN FLYNN, NATHAN SCHERRER, SCOTT HORAN, KIRA CARSTENSEN, THOMAS BENSKI, DANYI DEATS, THOMAS MARTIN, VIOLAINE ETIENNE, MICHAEL GARZA

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