Eminently danceable and rife with nods to disco and EDM history, Beyonce's latest album burst onto the summer scene primed for its needle drop at the club.
The chart-topping singer's website also showed what appeared to be a new solo album available for pre-order.
Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles win top prizes while Beyonce become the most awarded female artist in Grammy history.
Beyonce's nominations come mostly from her song "Black Parade," which celebrated Black culture and activism and was released during a summer of nationwide protests over systemic racism and police killings of Black people in the United States.
The work is an ode to the black experience rife with vibrant imagery celebrating the African diaspora.
The BET Awards, which celebrated 20 years of highlighting excellence in Black-led entertainment, kept much of the focus on topics such as systemic racism and equal rights.
The superstar said in a letter Sunday to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron that the three Louisville police officers “must be held accountable for their actions”.
Movie and record producer David Geffen said he is self-isolating in the Caribbean on his multi-million-dollar yacht, and Madonna posted a now-deleted video of herself in a bathtub filled with rose petals calling the virus "the great equaliser."
Billionaire rapper, born Shawn Carter and married to pop star Beyonce, enters fast-growing weed industry, taking a role with California company Caliva as strategist.
The rapper born Shawn Carter has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire.
Beyonce paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her during her acceptance speech.
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