Beyoncé’s ‘COWBOY CARTER’ Spends Second Week At No. 1

Beyoncé reigns supreme on the charts for the second consecutive week. According to Billboard, the Houston musician’s latest offering, COWBOY CARTER, spends another week on top after debuting at No. 1 on the 200 chart.

The album earned 125,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 11, adding to first-week sales that brought the global music icon her highest streaming week ever. Remaining in the No. 1 spot for a second week gives COWBOY CARTER the most weeks at No. 1 for any Beyoncé album since her self-titled release in 2013.

COWBOY CARTER features Dolly Parton, Reyna Roberts, Tiera Kennedy, Brittney Spencer, Tanner Adell, Post Malone, Shaboozey, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, and Linda Martell.

“I focused on this album as a continuation of RENAISSANCE…I hope this music is an experience, creating another journey where you can close your eyes, start from the beginning and never stop. This ain’t a Country album. This is a “Beyoncé” album. This is act ii COWBOY CARTER, and I am proud to share it with y’all!,” wrote the Grammy Award-winning performer of the work.

Remaining at No. 1, Queen Bey outlasted a surprise album from J. Cole titled Might Delete Later. The unannounced project boasts features from Ari Lennox, Bas, Central Cee, Young Dro, Gucci Mane, Cam’ron, Daylyt, and Ab-Soul.

J. Cole performs during the 6LACK – Since I Have A Lover Tour at the YouTube Theatre in Inglewood, CA on October 10, 2023

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The project also featured “7-Minute Drill,” a response to Kendrick Lamar after the Compton rapper targeted J. Cole and Drake on the song “Like That.” Since its release, the Dreamville rhymer apologized for the diss track and had it removed from streaming services.

“I was conflicted because, I know my heart and I know how I feel about my peers, these two n**gas that I’m blessed to even stand beside in this game and let alone chase their greatness. I felt conflicted because I know I don’t really feel no way. But the world want to see blood,” he said. “I moved in a way that, spiritually, I feel bad,” detailed the 39-year-old.

Take a listen to Might Delete Later below.