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By Ashley Hoffman
February 9, 2017

Yes, Lemonade, Beyoncé’s powerful survival tale was a colossal hit—so much so that the high-concept visual album leads this Sunday’s Grammy Awards with nine nominations, including Album of the Year.

But beyond shattered records, intense engagement and passionate analysis, Lemonade had a wide-ranging impact: it’s rare that one album breaks through to change the emoji keyboard, land on a Marvel cover and boost businesses riding its wave. Influential in its year and beyond, see all the ways that Lemonade stands out as a cultural phenomenon.

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