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Despite the hype, Beyoncé isn’t saying anything radical

She's not the Nina Simone of her generation

Self-love and body affirmation: Beyoncé performs in Los Angeles earlier this year ©Frank McLeott/Rex/Shuttstock

In April, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter released her sixth solo album Lemonade on her husband Jay Z’s music streaming service, Tidal. Easily her most personal work to date, Lemonade was accompanied by a “visual album” broadcast on HBO, a lush and beautifully shot series of music videos interspersed with poetry from the female Somali-British writer Warsan Shire. Many of the songs apparently…

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