Beyoncé Earns Eighth No. 1 Album With Cowboy Carter


Beyoncé has topped the Billboard charts as soon as once more. Cowboy Carter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the largest gross sales for an album to this point in 2024, and No. 1 on the High Nation Albums chart, making Beyoncé the primary Black girl to ever debut on the summit, studies Billboard. That is the eighth time Beyoncé’s had a solo album attain No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, too, breaking the earlier file for a feminine artist to take action – set by herself with Renaissance in August 2022.

Cowboy Carter debuted with 407,000 equal album models earned within the U.S. within the week ending April 4, in line with Luminate. Of that quantity, 232,000 models are from streaming (which Billboard notes was Beyoncé’s greatest streaming week ever), 168,000 are conventional album gross sales, and seven,000 are monitor equal albums. All of these helped Cowboy Carter scoop up the perfect gross sales week for a rustic album since final July, when Taylor Swift’s Converse Now landed on the high with 716,000 copies.

After teasing the album as Act II with a Verizon industrial following the Tremendous Bowl LVIII recreation, Beyoncé shared simply two songs from Cowboy Carter:Texas Maintain ’Em” and “16 Carriages.” Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Linda Martell make visitor appearances on the album, whereas Miley Cyrus, Put up Malone, and Tanner Adell all sing on tracks. Beyoncé lately shared the complete record of credit for Cowboy Carter, which notes extra collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Jon Batiste, Nile Rodgers, Raphael Saadiq, Jay-Z, The-Dream, and Ryan Tedder.

Beyoncé covers the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” on Cowboy Carter. Paul McCartney praised her cowl of the 1968 ballad, saying, “I’m so proud of Beyoncé’s model of my music ‘Blackbird.’ I feel she does an impressive model of it and it reinforces the civil rights message that impressed me to put in writing the music within the first place.”

Renaissance, the seventh studio album by Beyoncé, got here out in July 2022. It was initially billed as Act I: Renaissance, implying future releases would observe swimsuit. Whereas the album by no means bought conventional music movies, there was a “cliquebait” clip for “Break My Soul,” a “model marketing campaign anthem movie” for Tiffany & Co. that includes “Summer time Renaissance,” and a live performance movie that performed in theaters worldwide. Renaissance: A Movie by Beyoncé was the No. 1 film within the U.S. throughout its debut weekend and, as of January 11, raised over $44.4 million worldwide.

Final yr, Beyoncé broke the file for essentially the most Grammys gained by an artist within the award present’s historical past after taking dwelling 4 trophies that evening. “Break My Soul” was nominated for File of the Yr, Track of the Yr, and Greatest Dance/Digital Recording at the 2023 Grammy Awards, however Beyoncé solely gained the latter, inflicting some controversy. On the Cowboy Carter monitor “Candy ★ Honey ★ Buckiin,’” she references her storied historical past with the Grammy Awards, singing, “A-O-T-Y, I ain’t win/I ain’t stuntin’ ‘bout them/Take that shit on the chin.”

Beyoncé: Cowboy Carter


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