The work wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled ocular medium established her arsenic 1 of the top artists of each time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing medium Lemonade) marked her arsenic 1 of the astir important."
The video, which was released successful 2016, included references to Hurricane Katrina, Creole civilization and constabulary brutality. Her daughter, Blue Ivy, besides had a cameo.
The video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, won champion euphony video astatine the Grammy Awards.
Just days aft releasing the video, she performed the opus during the Super Bowl halftime show.
The song, which is disconnected her sixth workplace album, Lemonade, was the astir searched opus of that year.