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Beyonc√©’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ makes chart history in the UK

Written by on 04/05/2024

Blair Caldwell

We’ll have to wait a couple days to see how she fares on the Billboard 200, but¬†Beyonc√©‘s album Cowboy Carter has already topped the U.K. charts, breaking several records in the process.

Bey is now the first Black artist to top the U.K. charts with a country album and the first¬†to simultaneously top the U.K. album and singles charts with a country album and a country single. “Texas Hold ‘Em” has now returned to the #1 spot on the latter for a fifth non-consecutive week.

This is the first time¬†Beyonc√©¬†has done this in more than 20 years: In 2003, she was #1 with both Dangerously In Love and its lead single, “Crazy In Love.”

Ironically, Dolly Parton, who’s featured on Cowboy Carter, has never had a #1 album in the U.K.

What’s more, three songs from Cowboy Carter are in the top 10 on the U.K.’s singles chart: Following “Texas Hold ‘Em,” Bey’s reworking of Dolly’s “Jolene” is #8, and the Miley Cyrus duet “II Most Wanted” is #9.

Cowboy Carter is also Bey’s first #1 on the U.K.’s country albums chart.

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