Beyoncé Becomes First Black Woman Artist to Top Country Song Chart

"TEXAS HOLD 'EM" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 20, 2024

With "TEXAS HOLD 'EM," Beyoncé has become the first Black woman artist to ever top Billboard's Hot Country chart, the publication has announced

Also debuting at No. 2 on the Hot 100 this week (dated February 24), the single marks the genre-fluid superstar's double-debut on the Hot Country chart, with B-side "16 CARRIAGES" also entering at No. 9 (and at No. 38 on the Hot 100).

Beyoncé released both songs on February 11, announcing her new album Act II during a Verizon commercial that aired during the Super Bowl LVIII festivities. 

She now has No. 1s across seven of Billboard's multimetric song charts as a solo artist: the Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Gospel Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot R&B Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. She's the sole act to top this combination of rankings, and only Justin Bieber has led more hybrid song charts.

Last summer, Tracy Chapman became the first Black woman credited as sole songwriter on a country radio No. 1 hit when Luke Combs's cover of "Fast Car" topped Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

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