Beyonce has won a writing prize for an article about taking time out of the spotlight.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker took a nine-month extended vacation in 2010 to spend time with her family, visit museums, attend concerts and learn how to cook.
She documented her experiences for Essence magazine in a 2011 article titled "Eat, Play, Love" - a play on the title of the book Eat, Pray, Love, which became a movie starring Julia Roberts.
The piece impressed officials at the New York Association of Black Journalists, who have now honoured the star with a writing prize for her efforts.
She will be handed the award in the Big Apple on 15 May .