Beyonce secures her history making ninth #1 album

Beyoncé’s latest album, Cowboy Carter, debuts impressively at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 407,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the week ending April 4, according to Luminate and Billboard. This achievement marks her eighth chart-topping album. Cowboy Carter not only claims the biggest week of 2024 but also the largest since Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” in 2023. Beyoncé’s latest release surpasses her previous album debuts, including the renowned “Lemonade.”

The album’s success extends beyond the Billboard 200, as the set secures the top spot on various other Billboard charts, including Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums. Beyoncé’s accomplishment as the first Black woman to lead the Top Country Albums list is a significant milestone in the chart’s history. Accompanied by hit singles like “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” which debuted strongly on the Hot Country Songs chart, “Cowboy Carter” showcases Beyoncé’s versatility as an artist.