"Black Parade" received critical acclaim upon release, with praise for its lyrical references to black history, culture, pride and activism, as well as for Beyoncé's vocal performance. [21] Beyoncé herself concluded that the song "celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit black-owned small businesses". [27] Cori Murray of Essence agreed, declaring the song "an ode to everything blackity, black, black as she takes listeners on a celebratory joyride from the past to the present", as well as "a Juneteenth anthem and call to action for black businesses". @Beyonce's "Black Parade" is one of the year's best songs", "Beyoncé's 'Black Parade' Is A Pro-Black Rallying Cry", "Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth", "Beyoncé's 'Black Parade' Is A Juneteenth Anthem And Call To Action For Black Businesses", "The Historical And Cultural References In Beyoncé's 'Black Parade' Lyrics", "What is the song of summer? Beyoncé marked Juneteenth with a surprise new song, dropping the stirring single "Black Parade" late Friday night. [61], This article is about the Beyoncé song. See details. [28], Nina Corcoran of Consequence of Sound described "Black Parade" as "timely and moving", praising the "celebratory blend" of various musical genres and the lyrics that portray "the unique joys of being Black, touching on everything from womanhood to her heritage and the ways in which Blackness proudly permeates throughout it all". Detroit is the New Black founder Roslyn Karamoko called it "a blessing", describing how she "saw quite an increase in sales in June". NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they [37] Consequence of Sound named the single the 13th best song of 2020, with Matt Melis writing: "As the world continues to grow more intimidating and frightening, Beyoncé draws strength from history and urges others to find their own way to follow in a long line of proud Black heritage. [13] Together with the song, Beyoncé launched the "Black Parade Route" initiative that highlights black-owned businesses and creatives. Sehdev continues, writing that "the second lesson that Beyoncé's "Black Parade" teaches us is that we must also provide people with a sense of optimism and hope", a goal which he describes "Black Parade" as "leading the charge" for. It's just good to see that she's willing to put that type of energy out and not necessarily be thinking about: 'What's going to guarantee me a No. Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called “Black Parade.” "Black Parade" exists to give black people a reminder that their excellence goes beyond the stolen cultured, appropriated swagger, and underestimated intelligence and creative nature that others have both forcefully and passively taken as their own. [44] The song debuted at number one on the Digital Song Sales chart with 18,000 units sold, becoming her ninth number one on the chart and first solo number-one since "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Critics noted the track's ability to act as a condemnation of racism and a call to action for protestors against police brutality, while also acting as an uplifting celebration of black culture. Event on Tuesday January 31, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. [42] "Black Parade" was also included in HipHopDx's list of the best R&B songs of 2020. "Black Parade" is the most nominated song at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, with four nominations. [36] Glamour named "Black Parade" the fourth best song of 2020. [31], Jeetendr Sehdev wrote for Forbes that "the first lesson Beyoncé's "Black Parade" teaches us is that we must put our money where our mouth is", with Beyoncé not just releasing the song but also launching the Black Parade Route initiative and founding the Black Business Impact Fund, to which all proceeds from the song are donated. [59] The song's nomination for Song of the Year marked Beyoncé's fourth nomination in this category, making her one of the top songwriters in Grammy history. [25] Writing for NPR, Taylor Crumpton described "Black Parade" as "a call to those on the frontlines" of the George Floyd protests "to march on because their steps and spirits are with the ancestors who advocate and fought for the future of a pro-Black generation". Prior to the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, Beyoncé had repeatedly used her platform to raise her voice against racial inequality. [33] McKinney also described the "irresistible" energy of Beyoncé's "gritty and raw" delivery on the track, noting that Beyoncé "comes out the gate rapping with a rhythmic flow" while also singing on the majority of the record. Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. [18][19] During the second verse, Beyoncé asks the listener to "show black love" and demands "peace and reparation for my people". I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. This information is shared with social media, sponsorship, analytics, and other vendors or service providers. It also finds the singer addressing her Texan roots as well as referencing the COVID-19 pandemic, the West African Orishas Oshun and Yemaya, and Black Lives Matter activist Tamika Mallory. The directory highlights black-owned small businesses across a wide array of industries: agriculture, arts & design, beauty, fashion, home & living, lifestyle, manufacturing, restaurants & bars, services, technology, and wellness & health. Growin', growin' like a Baobab tree" lyric in the song references "the Black history and continued culture of the deep South", as the baobab tree is native to Africa and grows despite the unfavorably warm and dry conditions. All proceeds from the song benefit BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, … NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her … NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. Brooklyn Tea co-founders Ali Wright and Jamila McGill described how they "went from having three orders a day to over 100. Sehdev describes "Black Parade" as "hit[ting] the nail on the head", as a track that addresses "the issue of racism head-on" through "powerful lyrics about black history, police brutality, and the George Floyd protests", but also delivers "content that is both joyful and uplifting in its music and messaging". NEW YORK -- Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her … [17], The song tackles issues such as Black history, black culture, police brutality and the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. Nigerian fashion brand Studio Imo saw an increase in activity after its inclusion in the directory, with owner Edwin Okolo noting: "A lot of people are showing interest. 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As she is wont to do, Beyoncé surprised the world overnight with a new song, "Black Parade." Listen To Beyoncé's New Song, 'Black Parade,' Released On Juneteenth "Black Parade," a call to action and a salve for a wounded nation, is the latest example of Beyoncé … Homecoming: The Live Album Skip to Main Content; Music. Beyoncé also became the second artist in Grammy history (after Pharrell Williams) to receive two Record of the Year nominations in one year, with "Savage Remix" being her second nomination. It's not always about the money and about catching streaming numbers and things like that. "Black Parade" (stylized in all caps[1]) is a nonprofit charity single by American singer Beyoncé. Beyoncé and her team found another way to support these businesses, however, with The Black Parade Route, a dedicated a section of her site to the promotion of Black-owned businesses. [3], Nina Corcoran for Consequence of Sound characterized "Black Parade" as a "celebratory blend of pop, trap, hip-hop, and electronica-verging on Detroit techno" with "cascading horns and a chipper flute melody". [33] Patrick Johnson for Hypebeast praised Beyoncé's "incredible, uplifting vocals" on the track. [39] Stereogum named the track the 23rd best song of 2020, describing it as an underappreciated "paean to Black excellence". Beyoncé is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. [45] "Black Parade" also debuted in the top 30 of numerous international charts, including number 3 in New Zealand (RMNZ Hot Singles),[46] number 13 in Belgium (Ultratip Flanders),[47] number 25 in Scotland (Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart),[48] and number 30 on the Australian ARIA Urban chart. You can adjust your cookie choices in those tools at any time. [5] On June 14, 2020, she issued an open letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, calling out the lack of arrests in the case of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her own home in March 2020. Bain concluded: "In a moment of the most severe racial conflict many of us have seen in our lifetimes, "Parade" dually uplifted proponents of social justice and reminded us all what we're fighting for. By Aisha Salaudeen, CNN. Find out what Black Parade really means and how it … Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote "Black Parade" and "Savage," thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. [17] Olivia Blair of Elle analyzed the historical and cultural references in "Black Parade", commenting that the "I'm goin' back to the South... Where my roots ain't watered down. So I'm grateful to be associated with her on that path. It is the most nominated song at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, with four nominations including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Veteran American singer and songwriter, Beyonce celebrates Juneteenth (June 19) weekend by releasing a surprise single ‘Black Parade’ Millions of Americans celebrate the day that Texas slaves were finally freed two years after the emancipation of Black … It's a part of our conversation, it's a part of the process, but when it's necessary to put that art out there, to put that energy out there, she's usually [...] leading the pack in that regard. [54] Online dessert company Zac's Sweet Shop saw an increase in sales after being included in the directory, with owner Zachary Coughlin saying that it made him "even more proud of his identity, community and mission". [55], The initiative also boosted sales of a number of African-owned businesses. I have already gotten new commissions and more people have ordered from the online store." A ‘Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé Leads With 9 Nominations Multiple nominations also went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyoncé … It was surprise released on June 19, 2020, also referred to as Juneteenth, a day that originated in Beyoncé's home state of Texas commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. [52] Similarly, Black-owned skateboarding lifestyle brand Proper Gnar experienced "a precipitous rise in popularity and product orders". She also gives mention to some of her influences, including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and her mother Tina Knowles. "Black Parade" benefits BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, "[9], The song was released on June 19, 2020, which marked the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States and which originated in Beyoncé's home state of Texas. "Black Parade" (stylized in all caps ) is a nonprofit charity single by American singer Beyoncé. It was surprise released on June 19, 2020, also referred to as Juneteenth, a day that originated in Beyoncé's home state of Texas commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Billboard Hot 100 at number 37 on July 4, 2020. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power. Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine The song was later used in the end credits in Black Is King and included in the accompanying deluxe edition of The Lion King: The Gift, both released on July 31, 2020. The Official Website of Beyoncé. Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites (together, “cookies”) to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. "[16], Brea Cubit of PopSugar named "Black Parade (Extended Version)" her number one go-to song of 2020. Also released in the wake of George Floyd's death and the protests that followed it, the song serves as a celebration of Blackculture and the support of Black activism. [6] Beyoncé urged Cameron to "take swift and decisive action in charging the officers". "[32], Jessica McKinney of Complex similarly noted that "Black Parade" is "not your typical protest song", writing: "You’ll probably hear people chanting, "We got rhythm, we got pride," at the next BLM event, but don't be surprised if this record comes on at the next summer party, as well". All proceeds from the song benefit BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, which has since helped nearly 250 Black-owned small businesses in need. Dixie added:[8]. The song became Beyoncé's 40th top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, matching Michael Jackson. The release of the single caused a significant rise in sales for several black-owned small businesses. [10] Upon announcing the release of the single on Instagram, Beyoncé wrote: "Happy Juneteenth Weekend! [43], "Black Parade" debuted on the U.S. [15] Jon Pareles of The New York Times described the music as drawing influences from "trap electronics, African songs, brass bands [and] gospel choirs". [35] iHeartRadio placed "Black Parade" at number 3 in its "30 Songs That Made Us Feel Something In 2020" list, describing the song as "both a party and a history lesson [that] celebrates all aspects of Black culture". [40] The track was named the 38th best song of 2020 by Billboard, with Katie Bain describing it as "a swirl of trap beats, flutes and brass" that "evokes the song's titular procession, as Bey delivers an ode to the beauty and strength of Black culture". [51] Ellis Island Tea founder Nailah Ellis stated that a surge of online orders occurred after Beyoncé's shout-out. [50], Due to the release of "Black Parade" and the accompanying "Black Parade Route" initiative, several Black-owned businesses have received increased attention. This marks Beyoncé's 5th and 6th nominations in these categories, respectively, making Beyoncé the most nominated artist in both categories in Soul Train Music Award history. Beyoncé's Black Parade Route catalog giving African-owned businesses a boost. If you click “Agree and Continue” below, you acknowledge that your cookie choices in those tools will be respected and that you otherwise agree to the use of cookies on NPR’s sites. The song closes with an invitation from Beyoncé to follow her 'black parade', which is timely given the marches, or parades, happening around the world at the moment in support of Black … "[23][24] Time named "Black Parade" one of the best songs of June 2020, with Raisa Bruner calling the track "a tour-de-force of references: to black history, to African traditions, to her own family and past" and describing Beyoncé as "the queen of a generation providing guidance and assembling her listeners with black solidarity". Beyoncé: Beyoncé - The Official Website of Beyoncé. 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[14], Dixie noted that they could have delayed the release of the song in order to release it together with Beyoncé's visual album and film Black Is King on July 31 in order to capitalize off of it, however they "really wanted to get it out during a time where we could all remember the feeling and the energy". What’s going to guarantee me this?' 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Beyonce's Black Parade debuted as a single on Juneteenth, a month prior to the release of her visual album Black Is King. It brought a wider audience to my platform. Blair also noted that the "Made a picket sign off your picket fence. Download Beyoncé Black Parade Mp3. What has happened is that I've been getting a lot more requests from people asking how they can get the pieces from my collection, people wanting to make orders." Take it as a warning" lyric describes turning a symbol of white, suburban neighbourhoods ("which for too long have historically shut out Black people") into a symbol of protest against racism, suggesting that Beyoncé "is committed to dismantling white supremacist structures which have allowed systemic racism and discrimination to continue for so many years". An online directory of Black-owned small businesses called "Black Parade Route" was launched alongside the single's release. "[38] In July 2020, Complex named "Black Parade" the 19th best song of 2020 so far. Fitzgerald also praised the myriad references to African American, Afrodiasporic and African culture and history in the song, such as the George Floyd protests, charging crystals in a full moon and the Yoruba goddess Oshun. You may click on “Your Choices” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites. Released in the final hours of Juneteenth — the holiday observing the June 19, 1865 date which marked the end of slavery in the United States — the song sounds like an outright celebration. "[11], All proceeds from the song benefit the BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund, a fund established by Beyoncé that supports black-owned small businesses in need. [58] Beyoncé also became the sixth artist in Grammy history to receive Record of the Year nominations in three different decades (2000s, 2010s and 2020s), after Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and John Lennon. Updated 4:00 PM ET, Wed August 12, 2020 . "BLACK PARADE" celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses. Mpinga also noted that the "Black Parade Route" is proof that there are numerous black and African creatives across different industries, despite retailers saying that they cannot find good black creatives, adding: "What Beyoncé has done is show everyone where to find these creatives so that there are no more excuses".[56]. [22], Idolator declared the track as "one of the year's best songs", with Mike Wass writing: "It goes without saying that "Black Parade" is excellent and demands your full attention. [2] Also released in the wake of George Floyd's death and the protests that followed it, the song serves as a celebration of Black culture and the support of Black activism. [20] Jazz Tangcay of Variety noted that she pointed out the "pride of the community as the world is awakened to the plight of Black Americans". Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the […] [29] Mark Savage of BBC News praised the track's "powerful lyrics about black history, police brutality and the George Floyd protests",[30] while Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times described the track as "a sweeping yet fine-grained salute to blackness in its many forms". Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times agreed, describing how there is no consensus on what the song of the summer should be like, however, he continues: "Ideally, one song could exult, could object, could mourn, could reassure. [34] Jon Pareles of The New York Times opined that the track makes "ambitious, far-reaching connections", and wrote that "Beyoncé flaunts new melody ideas in each verse. "BLACK PARADE" was released on the 19th of June 2020, the day of Juneteenth which celebrates the abolishment of slavery in the USA. Voices gather around her, as her solo strut turns into a parade, or a more purposeful march. 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[12] As of November 25, 2020, the fund had given nearly 250 grants to black-owned small businesses, amounting to nearly $2.5 million donated. [53] Natural skincare and wellness brand hanahana beauty saw a 300 percent increase in orders after its inclusion in the "Black Parade Route" and in magazines' social media posts. Beyoncé didn't let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises – a new single called "Black Parade." [8] Co-writer and co-producer Derek Dixie explained his intention behind the song, writing: ""Black Parade" exists to give a much needed boost to a community that has been fighting for civil and equal rights in the world for centuries. ET @ STAPLES Center, Los Angeles,California, United Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. … NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her … [26] Kiana Fitzgerald of the same publication declared "Black Parade" "a call to action and a salve for a wounded nation" as well as "the ever-evolving artist's offering of musical empowerment". Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. [57] With the song's nomination for Record of the Year, Beyoncé became the most nominated female artist in this category and now ties Frank Sinatra for the most nominated artist in this category in Grammy history, with seven nominations. [16] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the track "layers Beyoncé’s throaty singing and casually audacious rapping over a low-slung, brass-equipped groove". Albums; Songs; Videos; DVDs; Tour; #BeyGood; Black Parade; Ivy Park "Black Parade" received two nominations at the 2020 Soul Train Music Awards: Song of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award. The song was later used in the end credits in Beyoncé's film Black Is King and included in the accompanying deluxe edition of The Lion King: The Gift, both released on July 31, 2020.[3]. The proceeds from the song go to the BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund used to support small businesses owned by the black. And indeed, just such a tune appeared last week from Beyoncé, whose exuberant "Black Parade"... celebrates blackness in its many glories, even as it acknowledges the persistent threats of racism and police violence. 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