Beyoncé Tops the Charts & Breaks Records With New Album “Cowboy Carter”

Beyoncé knocks it out of the park every time she shares a new album with the world, and she truly outdid herself with Cowboy Carter. Her latest record easily debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, setting several major records in its wake.

Cowboy Carter is Beyoncé’s eighth solo studio album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it soared to the top with 407,000 equivalent album units. It earned the largest week for an album in 2024 and the biggest streaming week of Beyoncé’s career, with 300.41 million official streams, equaling 232,000 SEA units.

Pure album sales amounted to 168,000 units, helping Cowboy Carter soar to the top of the Billboard’s Album Sales chart. It also topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making history as the first album by a female Black artist to do so.

Cowboy Carter hit the shelves on March 29, and its release was preceded by singles “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages”. Beyoncé envisioned it as the second installment of a trilogy that also features Renaissance, which sees her exploring the Black roots of country music. Cowboy Carter features several A-list collaborations, with the likes of Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, and Post Malone.