Beyoncé Achieves Historic First: No. 1 Record on Top Country Albums Chart for a Black Woman

Beyoncé‘s latest album, “COWBOY CARTER,” has made a significant impact by debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. The record garnered 407,000 units in its first week, marking the largest week of 2024 so far.

Breaking down the figures, “COWBOY CARTER” achieved 232,000 streaming equivalent album units, along with 168,000 in album sales and 7,000 in track equivalent album units. This accomplishment not only marks Beyoncé’s biggest streaming week but also positions her as the first Black woman to reach the top spot on the Top Country Albums chart since its inception in 1964.

With “COWBOY CARTER,” Beyoncé secures her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, joining her previous chart-toppers such as “RENAISSANCE” and “Lemonade.” This achievement ties her with Janet Jackson for the fourth-most No. 1 albums among female artists.

Alongside Beyoncé’s record-breaking debut, J-Hope‘s “Hope On the Street, Vol. 1” enters the charts at No. 5 with 50,000 equivalent album units.

In the rest of the top 10, we see Future and Metro Boomin at No. 2, Morgan Wallen at No. 3, and Ariana Grande at No. 4. Also featured are Olivia Rodrigo, Noah Kahan, Taylor Swift at No. 8, SZA at No. 9, and Zach Bryan at No. 10.