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Beyoncé Makes History As 1st Black Female Artist To Top Billboard’s Hot Country Chart With "Texas Hold 'Em"

Beyoncé, the iconic pop and R&B/hip-hop artist, has made her debut on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in a big way. Her first two entries on the chart, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages" have both made impressive debuts, with "Texas Hold 'Em" claiming the top spot.

Released on February 11th, both tracks have already made waves on the music scene, debuting at Nos. 2 and 38, respectively, on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. These releases precede Beyoncé's highly anticipated album, expected to be titled "Act II" set to drop on March 29th, following her 2022 album "Renaissance."

"Texas Hold 'Em" has garnered significant attention, drawing 19.2 million official streams, 4.8 million in all-format airplay audience, and selling 39,000 copies in the U.S. through February 15th. On the other hand, "16 Carriages" has also made a strong debut with 10.3 million streams, 90,000 in radio reach, and 14,000 copies sold.

Beyoncé's success extends beyond the country genre, as she now holds No. 1s on seven of Billboard's multimetric song charts as a solo artist, including the Hot 100, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Gospel Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot R&B Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. This achievement is unmatched by any other artist.

Beyoncé has made history as the first woman to top both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts since their inception in 1958. She joins a select group of artists, including Morgan Wallen, Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray Charles, who have led both charts.

Beyoncé's impact on the country music scene with "Texas Hold 'Em" is undeniable, marking a significant moment in her already illustrious career. As she continues to break boundaries and defy genres, Beyoncé's presence on the Hot Country Songs chart is sure to leave a lasting impression.


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