Others nominated in the category were Jhené Aiko, featuring John Legend, Jacob Collier, featuring Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign, Brittany Howard and Emily King.
Back in June, Beyoncé pulled one of her classic moves and surprised dropped the single late at night. However, “Black Parade” wasn’t just another one of her catchy tunes. It was riddled with meaningful lyrics that were symbolic of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Queen Bey crooned, “I’m going back to the South / I’m goin’ back, back, back, back / Where my roots ain’t watered down / Trust me, they’re gonna need an army / rubber bullets bouncing off.”
“Being Black, maybe that’s the reason why they always mad,” she added. “Yeah, they always mad, yeah / Been past ’em, I know that’s the reason why they all big mad / And they always have been.”
The Texas native also paid tribute to her loyal Beyhive with the lyric, “You hear them swarmin’, right / Bees is known to bite.”