Beyoncé Becomes The First Black Woman Ever To Reach No. 1 On Billboard Country Chart+First Female Artist To Go No.1 On Hot Country Songs And Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts & More History Making News! [Details]

Posted February 20, 2024

Beyonce is walking into her next era, and making history on the way.

Just a week after the release of her two new surprise country singles ’16 Carriages’ and ‘Texas Hold Em,’ Queen Bey has snagged yet another Billboard No.1 and made history while doing so.

On Tuesday, Billboard revealed that the “Alien Superstar” musician, 42, became the first-ever Black female artist to top the Hot Country Songs chart thanks to her single “Texas Hold ‘Em,” which also debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

“Texas Hold ‘Em,” which was officially serviced to country radio on Feb. 13, took the top spot from Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves whose duet “I Remember Everything” has sat at No. 1 for 20 weeks.

The track amassed 19.2 million official streams and 4.8 million in all-format airplay audience, with 39,000 sales in the U.S. through Feb. 15, per Luminate.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are the only solo female artists who have debuted at No. 1 on the chart, with the latter claiming the top spot with “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” in 2021.

The 32-time Grammy winner also made history as the first female artist to claim the top spot on Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since October 1958 when the lists became “all-encompassing genre song charts,” per Billboard.

The only other artists to have led these charts are Morgan WallenJustin BieberBilly Ray Cyrus and Ray Charles.

“16 Carriages,” which was released alongside “Texas Hold ‘Em” on Feb. 11, debuted at No. 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart and began at No. 38 on the Hot 100 chart.

It has garnered 10.3 million streams, 90,000 in radio and 14,000 in sales.


Overall, she joins Morgan Wallen, Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray Charles as the only acts to have led both charts.

Additionally, Billboard confirms that “Texas Hold ‘Em” landed at Nos. 2 and 38, respectively, on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Beyoncé surprised fans by releasing “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” during the Super Bowl, shortly after her ad with Verizon aired, and sharing a teaser for her next album, act ii, which is due March 29. 

Exciting news! Congrats Queen Bey!

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