Beyoncé Earns Her Eighth No. 1 On Billboard 200 With ‘COWBOY CARTER’

Beyoncé has done it again. The Houston-bred legend’s newest album, COWBOY CARTER, has become her eighth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, according to Luminate.

She also is now the first Black woman in history to debut No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart since the chart launched in January 1964. For the week ending on April 4, Bey has achieved her highest streaming week ever, as COWBOY CARTER debuted No. 1 on the Americana/Folk Albums and Top Album Sales charts, as well.

The release additionally showed a spike in physical media sales, as all four variants of the COWBOY CARTER vinyl sold 62,000 copies, making for the most vinyls sold of any album released in 2024.

With COWBOY CARTER, Bey ends her tie with Janet Jackson and now ranks fourth among female artists with the most No. 1 albums.

The mother of three has been making history since act ii began. When she released “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM,” she became the first Black female artist to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 1 on the Hot 100 Chart with a Country song.

COWBOY CARTER was initially supposed to precede RENAISSANCE, but Bey shared in a statement, “There was too much heaviness in the world. We wanted to dance. We deserved to dance. I had to trust God’s timing.” She confirmed that the album was five years in the making and she pieced together the final sequence after recording 100 songs.

Overall, the 42-year-old feels this is “the best music I’ve ever made.” Stream COWBOY CARTER below.