Beyoncé Becomes First Black Woman To Top Country Music Chart


Beyoncé has once again made history by becoming the first black woman to top the Billboard country music chart.

Beyoncé achieved the feat after her new single “Texas Hold ‘Em” reached No. 1 on the country airplay chart this week. She released the song on February 11 – during the Super Bowl – along with her other single “16 Carriages”, which debuted at number 9 on the same chart.

Both songs are set to appear on Beyoncé’s upcoming country-themed album, called “Act II,” on March 29. It is a follow-up offering to his 2022 album “Renaissance”, frequently called “Act I: Renaissance”.

Beyoncé announced the new full album after a Verizon commercial she starred in aired during the Super Bowl this month.

Beyoncé is also the first woman to win the No. 1 spot on both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts since their debut in 1958, according to Billboard. The only other artists who have topped both are Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus and Ray Charles.