Beyoncé Wins Peabody Award For Lemonade

Donald Glover’s Atlanta was also honored with the prestigious award.

April 20, 2017
Beyoncé Wins Peabody Award For <i>Lemonade</i> Beyoncé performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, February 12, 2017.   Christopher Polk / Getty Images

The Peabody Awards announced their 2017 honorees on Thursday, and Beyoncé's Lemonade visual album has been recognized by the committee for its contributions to American culture.


Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation,” the committee wrote in the announcement on Thursday. “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.”

Donald Glover's FX show Atlanta, HBO's Veep, and Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete were also among the winners of the seven awards.

Beyoncé Wins Peabody Award For Lemonade