Beyonce Scores Historic U.K. Chart Double

Beyonce has scored an historic, record-breaking U.K. Official Chart Double.

Beyonce has becomes the first black artist to take a country album to No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. The pop music icon has also become the first artist to achieve a U.K. Official Chart double with a country album and country single.

Cowboy Carter, the eighth solo album from the superstar, crashes into the Official Albums Chart top spot with 40,000 chart units, while “Texas Hold ‘Em” returns to the top of the Official Singles Chart for a fifth non-consecutive week. It’s also the most-streamed track in the U.K. this week with 5.5 million streams.

Cowboy Carter also topples Kacey Musgraves to become Beyonce’s first No. 1 album on the Official Country Albums Chart.

This is Queen Bey’s second Official Chart double and first in more than 20 years; she previously topped the Official Albums and Singles Charts simultaneously in 2003 with debut solo album Dangerously In Love and the iconic “Crazy In Love” ft. Jay-Z.

Three of Cowboy Carter‘s tracks are present in the Top 10 of the Official Singles Chart, which is a career-best showing for Beyonce. “Texas Hold ‘Em” (1) is joined by “Jolene” (8) and “II Most Wanted” with Miley Cyrus (9).

Olivia Rodrigo‘s GUTS lifts one place to No. 2 on the latest Official U.K. Chart following the release of its GUTS (spilled) edition, which features five tracks previously unavailable digitally.

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