Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200

Beyoncé’s newly released album ‘Cowboy Carter’ has taken the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 , marking the biggest album sales so far in 2024.

Cowboy Carter, released on March 29, sold 407,000 copies, becoming the highest-performing song since Taylor Swift ‘s 1989 ( Taylor’s Version ) , which sold 1.653 million copies when it was released in November 2023. Beyoncé ‘s new album holds the record for the biggest streaming week ever.

 

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Beyoncé just released the album Cowboy Carter

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Cowboy Carter is Beyoncé’s biggest sales week since 2016’s Lemonade (653,000). The singer becomes the first black woman to debut an album at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. It’s the biggest sales week for a country album since last July, when Taylor Swift’s Speak Now topped the chart with 716,000.

Of the 407,000 copies, 232,000 were streams, while 168,000 were traditional album sales. The limited edition vinyl four-disc set sold 62,000 copies, giving Beyoncé her biggest sales week on the format.

In addition, with the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200, Beyoncé surpassed Janet Jackson to claim the fourth number-one position among female artists to achieve this title. Before her were Madonna (with 9 times), Barbra Streisand (11 times) and Taylor Swift (12 times).

 

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Beyoncé on the album Cowboy Carter

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Meanwhile , Future and Metro Boomin’s We Don’t Trust You slipped from the top spot on the Billboard 200 to No. 2 with 131,000 album units. Morgan Wallen followed at No. 3 with One Thing at a Time , while  Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine dropped from No. 3 to No. 4. Rounding out the top five is J-Hope, with Hope on the Streets, Vol. 1 (50,000 units sold).

Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter features the lead singles: Texas Hold’Em and 16 Carriages , along with many others featuring artists: Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone…

 

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