Update: Beyoncé’s acclaimed Lemonade album finally arrived on Apple Music — three years after its debut.
Originally dropped on April 23, 2016, Lemonade is the singer’s sixth studio album and second “visual album.” It was accompanied by a 65-minute film. This marks the first time all of Bey’s back catalog is available for streaming on Apple Music.
Previously, the Lemonade visual album was available for streaming exclusively through Tidal. The film is divided into 11 chapters, titled “Intuition,” “Denial,” “Anger,” “Apathy,” “Emptiness,” “Accountability,” “Reformation,” “Forgiveness,” “Resurrection,” “Hope,” and “Redemption.” It won four Primetime Emmy Awards.
It was also made available on iTunes, meaning that it was accessible through Apple’s music platform — but not via Apple Music.
One of Apple’s favorite stars
Beyoncé may have left Apple Music out in the cold, but she has a storied history with the company. Before Lemonade, Beyoncé’s previous self-titled album arrived as a surprise iTunes exclusive. It became the fastest-selling album in iTunes history back in 2014. In three days, it sold a massive 828,773 albums in its first three days on the platform.
The musical megastar was also one of very few people treated to an 8-karat Apple Watch Edition ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch. In 2015, she posted photos of herself wearing it at Coachella — complete with a custom band that was never made available to customers.