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Beyoncé’s “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” Tops Billboard Hot 100, Makes History



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Beyoncé continues to rewrite the record books with her latest country offerings, as “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” secures the coveted top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated March 2. This achievement marks her ninth solo No. 1 hit, following a debut at No. 2 last week, and notably, she becomes the first Black woman to dominate the Hot 100 with a country song. Alongside the equally impactful track “16 CARRIAGES,” Beyoncé’s presence in the country music realm reflects a significant shift and has shattered various chart records, setting the stage for her highly anticipated new album, ACT II, slated for release on March 29 of this year.

The accolades for “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” are not limited to chart success. The track garnered a remarkable 29 million streams this week alone, while radio airplay surged by 233% according to Billboard. In addition to her nine solo chart-toppers, Beyoncé boasts four No. 1 hits as a member of Destiny’s Child, contributing to a remarkable streak of chart-topping singles spanning over 24 years. Notably, “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” also propelled Beyoncé to the top of the Spotify global charts for the first time in her illustrious career.

Amidst the celebration of her latest triumph, Beyoncé and her family are mourning the loss of her uncle, Rowland Martin Buyince, who passed away at the age of 77. Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, reminiscing about her brother’s remarkable life and legacy.

Even country music icon Dolly Parton took notice of Beyoncé’s success with “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM,” offering praise for the RENAISSANCE artist. As the song continues to dominate the charts, fans speculate whether it will maintain its status as a smash hit throughout 2024. Share your thoughts on the track and its impact in the comments section below.

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