Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top on Billboard’s country music chart

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top on Billboard’s country music chart

According to the source, Beyoncé’s new song “Texas Hold ‘Em” made its debut on Tuesday at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

Beyoncé’s other new country song, “16 Carriages,” is at No. 9 on the charts.

Beyoncé’s song “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” scored No. 1 in 2021, making it the only other solo woman to accomplish the feat alongside Taylor Swift. This is Beyoncé’s first-ever No. 1 single on the country charts, according to Billboard.

Since the charts’ inception in 1958, she is also the first female to have topped both the Hot Country and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs lists. The only other artists to have peaked at No. 1 on both charts are Ray Charles, Justin Bieber, Morgan Wallen, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

“16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” were both published on February 11th, following Beyoncé’s shocking Super Bowl ad for Verizon that hinted to the release of new songs along with visually stunning YouTube videos.

Beyoncé was challenged in the “Can’t B Broken” ad by Tony Hale, star of “Veep,” to surpass the 5G capabilities of the cellular service provider. She proudly accepted the challenge.

The star is heard stating, “Okay, they ready,” at the very conclusion of the commercial. “Drop the new music,” she says after making a number of absurd attempts to “break” Verizon’s network.

Following the release of a preview of “Texas Hold ‘Em” on her official website, the Grammy-winning artist from Texas also revealed the release date of her eighth solo studio album, “Renaissance Act II,” on March 29. Complete versions of both songs were then made available for streaming on various music streaming services.

Beyoncé’s illustrative, cowgirl-inspired fashion choices at recent performances offer a hint at her next musical phase, and that reality signals an exciting development for the music industry as a whole.

And while many people who are still singing and dancing to Beyoncé’s more disco-centric “Renaissance” album from 2022 may be surprised by her move into the country music genre, her fans, known as the Beyhive, have become used to seeing growth and development from their Queen Bey.

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