Beyonce – Lemonade (First Week Sales Projections)

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Lemonade is the sixth studio album by singer and songwriter Beyoncé. It was released on April 23, 2016, through Parkwood Entertainment. The record was developed as her second “visual album” following her self-titled fifth studio album in 2013. Rather than producing individual music videos for each track, as was done for Beyoncé, a 60-minute short film was aired on HBO to coincide with the release of Lemonade; its concept is “based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing.”

Lemonade features co-production from a wide range of artists, and includes guest vocals from artists including James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and Jack White.

The album title was inspired by Beyoncé’s grandmother Agnéz Deréon, as well as her husband Jay Z’s grandmother, Hattie White. At the end of track “Freedom”, Hattie White is heard speaking to a crowd at her 90th birthday party in April 2015. During the speech, Hattie says “I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”

Lemonade became available for download on iTunes and Amazon Sunday night; it hit at #1 on the iTunes album chart early Monday morning. According to HDD, a source at Sony says the company expects first-day sales to hit 200k. Early reads say the album could do between 500k-600k first week.

iTunes Purchase: Lemonade – Beyoncé

ALBUM STREAM via TIDAL

1. “Pray You Catch Me”
Produced by Beyoncé and Kevin Garrett
Written By James Blake, Beyoncé, and Kevin Garrett

2. “Hold Up”
Produced by Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, and Diplo
Written by Nick Zinner, Karen O, Brian Chase, Soulja Boy, Kevin McConnell, Antonio Randolph, Mort Schuman, Emile Haynie, Doc Pomus, MeLo-X, MNEK, Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, Father John Misty, and Diplo

3. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” f. Jack White
Produced by Beyoncé and Jack White
Written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, James Page, Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and Jack White

4. “Sorry”
Produced by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X

5. 6 Inch f. The Weeknd
Produced by boots, Beyoncé, Ben Billions, and Danny Boy Styles
Written By Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Brian Weitz, Noah Lennox, Dave Portner, ​boots, Belly, The-Dream, Ben Diehl, Danny SchofIeld, Beyoncé, The Weeknd

6. “Daddy Lessons”
Produced by Beyoncé
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, Kevin Cossom, Alex Delicata

7. “Love Drought”
Produced by Mike Dean and Beyoncé
Written by Mike Dean, Ingrid Burley, Beyoncé

8. “Sandcastles”
Produced by Beyoncé and Vincent L. Berry II
Written by Vincent L. Berry II, Beyoncé, Malik Yusef, Midian Mathers

9. Forward f. James Blake
Produced by Beyoncé and James Blake
Written by Beyoncé and James Blake

10. Freedom f. Kendrick Lamar
Produced by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé and Just Blaze
Written by Jonathan Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Williams, Dean Mcintosh, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax, and John Lomax Sr.

11. “All Night”
Produced by Diplo, Beyoncé, and Henry Allen
Written by Diplo, Beyoncé, Rock City, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Jaramye Daniels, André 3000, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi

12. “Formation”
Produced by Mike WiLL Made It
Written by Swae Lee and Beyoncé

1 Response

  1. June 22, 2016

    […] is back with some new content from her highly successful Lemonade album. She decided to premiere a new video for her single ‘Sorry,’ which is in heavy […]

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