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Beyonce blows up with Lemonade

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Hold Up, a song from Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade, is driven by a reggae groove. It follows rival Rihanna’s big hit song Work, which also has a Jamaican flavour.

 

Hold Up is produced by Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo of Major Lazer fame, who has had great success fusing reggae with pop songs by major acts including Justin Beiber.

 

Run The World (Girls), which sampled Vybz Kartel’s Major Lazer-produced Pon De Floor. Run The World (Girls) was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

The 13-track Lemonade has collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, The Weekend and Jack White. It is released by Parkwood Entertainment, a company owned by Beyonc