At the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony, Beyoncé was nominated for 10 awards. She almost beat Lauryn Hill’s record of the number of nomination per year. She managed to win six of them and set a new record.
In February 2010, Beyoncé recorded a single “Telephone” together with Lady Gaga. The song topped American charts. The same year, the artist announced a six-month hiatus with the goal to find new sources of inspiration. During that period, Beyoncé traveled the world. She also participated in the Hope for Haiti Now charity telephone, which collected money for the victims of Haitian earthquakes.
The fourth album with the short name, 4, came out in the summer of 2011. In just one week, the album sold over 310,000 copies and topped Billboard 200. Again, it made Beyoncé the author of the best album of the year. She also became the third singer in history, whose four albums topped Billboard 200.
In July, the celebrity wrote an article titled Eat, Pray, Love for Essence magazine. In the article, she talked about things she achieved during the hiatus. It brought the singer a Writing Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists.
In the spring of 2012, People magazine put the singer on its list of the most beautiful women on the planet. In 2013, Beyoncé performed at the second Obama’s inauguration ceremony.
At the 55th Grammy Award ceremony, the singer earned an Award for the best R’n’B song, which was “Love on Top”. In February, HBO released a documentary about Beyoncé called Life is But a Dream. The artist directed the film herself. It featured childhood photos, numerous rehearsals, and exclusive family pictures. Many organizers wanted to book Beyoncé for private events at the time, but she was too busy recording new hits.
In 2013, the artist presented her 5th LP, Beyoncé. Critics called it a “visual” album because each song came with a music video. The leading hit featured in the LP was “Drunk in Love”, recorded with Jay-Z. It earned three platinum certifications in the USA.
In February, the singer presented a new hit “Formation” and filmed a successful music video for it. Beyoncé performed the song at the Super Bowl 50. After the performance, she embarked on The Formation World Tour.
In April, together with Topshop, she recorded a new LP. The 6th album was also visual, just like the predecessor. Lemonade featured 12 tracks, among which were such hits as "Sorry", "Pray You Catch Me", "Hold Up", "Freedom", and, of course, "Formation".
In 2019, Beyoncé lent her voice to one of the characters, Nala, in the animated movie Lion King. The same year, she presented a new live album, Homecoming: The Live Album, which was recorded in 2018 at the Coachella Festival.