Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Music Video Wins Prestigious Award | Music News
Beyoncé can now add the Cannes Lions’ most prestigious honour to her awards shelf. The superstar’s surprise music video for “Formation”, the first single off her new album Lemonade, took home one of two Grand Prix Lion Awards at the inaugural Cannes Lions Entertainment for Music, awarded Friday, June 24.
“Formation” was the top winner in the highly competitive Excellence In Music Video category, which shortlisted thirteen music videos on Thursday and awarded eight with prizes on Friday.
Other honourees included Silver Lion winners “Voodoo In My Blood”, by Massive Attack, featuring Young Fathers; “Luminous Freedom” by New Build; and “Blackstar” by the late David Bowie.
More honourees included Bronze Lion winners “Hello” by Adele; “Runnin” by Naughty Boy, featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin; and “Wide Open” by the Chemical Brothers, featuring Beck.
Beyoncé isn’t the only member of the Carter family with a Cannes Lions Grand Prix under their belt. In 2011, Jay Z took home two, from the Integrated and Outdoor Lions, for Droga5 and Bing’s “Decoded” campaign, which hid all 320 pages of Jay Z’s autobiography in thirteen cities across the globe.
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