Without a doubt, Beyonce‘s skill as a writer is oft overshadowed by her success as an entertainer.
Writing or co-writing almost every number she’s recorded since her debut in 1998, Knowles’ writing feats include scoring a Golden Globe nomination for 2007’s ‘Listen’,.
This, after she became the second African American woman to win an ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year award, following ‘Say My Name’ maestra Kandi Burruss.
So now, in recognition of her contributions to the craft, she is to be honored by the New York Association of Black Journalists this month.
In July 2011, the performer penned a piece named ‘Eat,Play, Love‘ for the publication, documenting her time away from music and the conception of her #1 album ‘4’.
The piece then caught the eye of the NYABJ- so moved by her work they are to award her in New York on May 15th, 10 days before she takes to New Jersey for her long awaited come back concerts.
On the award Essence’s Cori Murray (Entertainment Director) explained:
She’s a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison.
Peep an excerpt from EPL below:
Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband… Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things.
They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile.