Some Vinyl Copies Of Beyoncé’s Lemonade Mistakenly Include Songs By A Canadian Punk Band

Songs from Zex’s Uphill Battle plays instead of “Hold Up,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and more on the opening side of the LP.

September 18, 2017

Some European fans who ordered a vinyl copy of Beyoncé’s Lemonade were surprised to hear songs from a Canadian punk band when they dropped the needle on Side A of the record. As Pitchfork points out, tracks from Zex's 2017 album, Uphill Battle play in place of hits from Lemonade.


"Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé Lemonade vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A," Columbia Records said in a statement to The FADER. "Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused."

A representative for Beyoncé was not immediately available for comment.

Posted: September 18, 2017