Beyoncé Becomes First Black Woman to Hit No.1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

“Cowboy Carter” is also the 32-Grammy award winning artist’s eighth number-one album.

Beyoncé has made history again.

Her latest album, Cowboy Carter took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart and reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart making her the first-ever Black woman to achieve the feat since the list premiered in January 1964, Billboard reports.

In her first week, she debuted with 407,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. And it was her eighth album to top the Billboard 200.

Cowboy Carter also earned the most units for a country album in its first week since Taylor Swift’s released Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which boasted 716,000 units.

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Released on March 29 and spanning 27 tracks, Cowboy Carter features guest appearances from Tanner Adell, Rumi Carter, Beyoncé’s daughter, Miley Cyrus, Willie Jones, Tiera Kennedy, Linda Martell, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Post Malone, Reyna Roberts, Shaboozey, and Brittney Spencer. 

Producers and contributors on the LP include 070 Shake, Jon Batiste, Ryan Beatty, Gary Clark Jr, The-Dream, Rhiannon Giddens, Paul McCartney, Pharrell, Robert Randolph, Nile Rodgers, Raphael Saadiq, Swizz Beatz, Sara Watkins, and Stevie Wonder.

2004 is shaping up to be a record-setting year for Beyoncé. In February, she became the first Black woman to top the Hot Country Songs chart with the album's lead single, "Texas Hold 'Em," which took over the No. 1 spot replacing Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves' duet "I Remember Everything."

The song became Beyoncé’s ninth number-one hit and her first since “Break My Soul” topped the chart in 2022 and she is the first Black woman to have a country song to top the Hot 100.

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