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Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Named Best Music Video Of All Time By Rolling Stone

Beyoncé performed “Formation” during the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show. Rolling Stone just ranked the music video for the song the best of all time. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

By Chloe Melas, CNN

(CNN) — Beyoncé’s “Formation” has been named best music video of all time by Rolling Stone.

The publication wrote, “If Beyoncé’s self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released ‘Formation’ video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important.”

The video, which was released in 2016, included references to Hurricane Katrina, Creole culture and police brutality. Her daughter, Blue Ivy, also had a cameo.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the video won best music video at the Grammy Awards.

Just days after debuting “Formation,” she performed the song during the Super Bowl halftime show.

The song, which is off her sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” was the most searched song of that year.

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