Beyoncé becomes first black woman to lead Billboard Country Chart

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Queen Bey makes history!

As per Billboard’s announcement on Tuesday, the “Crazy in Love” singer made history as the first Black woman ever to reach the top of the Hot Country Songs chart with her song “Texas Hold ‘Em,” which also entered the Hot 100 chart ranking at No. 2.

According to Luminate, the song got 19.2 million streams was heard by 4.8 million people on different radio stations, and also sold 39,000 copies in the U.S. up to February 15th. The song, which was sent to country radio on February 13th, claimed the top spot, replacing Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves’ duet “I Remember Everything,” which was No. 1 for 20 weeks.

Beyoncé, whose full name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles also achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first woman to reach the No. 1 spot on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts since October 1958, when the lists were “all-encompassing genre song charts,” as per Billboard. The only other singers who have been at the top of these charts are Morgan Wallen, Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray Charles.

Another one of Beyoncé’s creations “16 Carriages,” which came out alongside “Texas Hold ‘Em” on February 11th, has collected 10.3 million streams, with 90,000 on radio, and 14,000 in sold copies, and started at No. 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart and entered the Hot 100 chart at No. 38.


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The two songs were released as a surprise given by Queen Bey to her fans during the Super Bowl. After she posted her commercial with Verizon on her Instagram account, she gave a sneak peek of her upcoming album act ii, by sharing a teaser as a post, which seemed inspired by the old western movie Paris, Texas. It showed people in the desert looking at her billboard while a bit of “Texas Hold ‘Em” played. The whole project, known as act ii of Renaissance for now, will be out on March 29th. This is about a year and a half after she released her last album, which had a house music vibe, in the summer of 2022.