Beyonce - Lemonade
Visual albums are not everybody's cup of tea,to release all the songs of your album packaged into an hour long documentary is certainly less profitable than releasing them one after other..unless you are Beyonce who is worth more than a billion dollars along with Jay Z, her rapper-business tycoon hubby who owns Tidal music Inc.
Which means you can release the album with absolutely no promotion and oh! you can write off the taxes.
On a serious note,Beyonce's Lemonade released on April 23rd 2016 is all about infidelity that Jay Z had subjected Beyonce to.
It talks about a woman named Becky with whom Jay Z had an intimate affair.
The stress, anxiety and sleepless nights that Beyonce had to endure because of this affair...how she rediscovered herself from this dark phase of her life with self belief and positive energy.
She wants her story to be told to every woman in this planet especially the Afro-American women, who are subjected to unimaginable bias and injustice, even in the most populated and advanced of American cities.
This visual album was not made for profit but to lift broken hearts out of misery.
Racism is another sensitive topic covered in Beyonce's Lemonade,especially the torture and trauma of Afro-American parents who lost their kids to crazy American cops who shot them dead because of the color of their skin.
Beyonce did release a visual album in 2013... a self titled one, a pure commercial project with lots of skin.
A lot has changed since 2013, there were no fatal shootings nor was she aware of Jay Z's paramour Becky.
Lemonade debuted at the no.1 spot in the Billboard 200 album charts, selling 485,000 copies with ease.
It's not on any other streaming site apart from Jay Z's very own Tidal Music but you can download it from iTunes music store or Amazon music.
1. Pray You Catch me
2. Hold Up
3. Don't Hurt Yourself (feat. Jack White)
5. 6 Inch (feat. The Weeknd)
6. Daddy Lessons
7. Love Drought
9. Forward (feat. James Blake)
10. Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. All Night