Beyoncé Scores Her Eighth Solo No. 1 Album With “Cowboy Carter”

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Beyonce performs during "On The Run II Tour" in New Orleans in 2018. Photo by Photo by Raven Varona/Parkwood/PictureGroup/Shutterstock (9881923b)

Beyoncé took us on one wild ride with her latest album Cowboy Carter, and it was just a matter of time before her new record hit No. 1. Cowboy Carter debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with the largest week of 2024, setting several major milestones along the way.

Cowboy Carter climbed to the top with 407,000 equivalent album units earned during its debut week. SEA units comprise 232,000 (equaling 300.41 million official streams), while traditional album sales comprise 168,000, and TEA units comprise 7,000. With 62,000 vinyl copies sold, Cowboy Carter earned Beyoncé her largest week on vinyl.

Queen B also set several personal milestones with Cowboy Carter, which scored her the largest streaming week of her career. It’s also her eighth solo album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and she tied with Janet Jackson for the fourth-most chart-topping albums among women soloists.

Cowboy Carter also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making history as the first album by a female Black artist to rise to the top. She previously became the first Black woman to top the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts with a country song with its lead single “Texas Hold ‘Em”.