Lemonade is the sixth studio album by American singer Beyoncé, released on April 23, 2016, by Parkwood Entertainment and distributed through Columbia Records. The record is Beyoncé’s second “visual album”, following her eponymous 2013 record, and aconcept album
Lemonade was made available for online streaming on April 23 through Tidal, which Beyoncé co-owns, and released for paid purchase through the service the following day. It was later launched for purchase by track or album to Amazon Music and theiTunes Store on April 25 and at physical retailers May 6. The record was preceded by the release of the single “Formation” on February 6, 2016. In April 2016, Beyoncé embarked on the Formation World Tour to promote the album. Lemonade debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 485,000 copies in its first week (653,000 with additional equivalent-album units).