Beyoncé's Lemonade is nominated for 9 Grammys

This album manages to be both 'standing on the shoulder of giants' and 'sending the elevator back down'. In other words, the album is full of references to iconic cultural moments, as well as the work of new artists.

This post is about some of the samples used to create Lemonade, as listed by this Twitter account that doesn't have a name.

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
– attributed to Sir Isaac Newton
If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.
– Kevin Spacey


'Hold Up'

Nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance

Don't Hurt Yourself ft. Jack White

Nominated for Best Rock Performance

6 Inch ft. The Weeknd

Freedom ft. Kendrick Lamar

Nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance

All Night


Formation is then nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year & Best Music Video

And Lemonade for Album Of The Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album & Best Music Film