Beyoncé Reflects On Impact Of ‘Cowboy Carter’

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Beyoncé Reflects On Impact Of ‘Cowboy Carter’
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Beyoncé is reflecting on the impact of her country album Cowboy Carter, following its barrier-breaking success.

In a new statement t0 The Hollywood Reporter published on Friday (June 21), Bey opened up about the No. 1 album that spawned multiple entries on Billboard‘s Hot 100.

“When you are breaking down barriers, not everyone is ready and open for a shift,” she said. “But when I see Shaboozey tearing the charts up and all the beautiful female country singers flying to new heights, inspiring the world, that is exactly what motivates me.

“There was a time in my life when charts and sales excited and motivated me. Once you have challenged yourself and poured every ounce of your life, your pain, your growth and your dreams into your art, it’s impossible to go backward,” she continued. “I’m very grateful and humbled for the extraordinary success of the new album.”

Bey concluded: “I’m honored to introduce so many people to the roots of so many genres. I’m so thrilled that my fans trusted me. The music industry gatekeepers are not happy about the idea of bending genres, especially coming from a Black artist and definitely not a woman.”

In May, Beyoncé surpassed a whopping 1 billion streams on Spotify with Cowboy Carter – less than two months after its release.

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The album has been a major success since its release in March. According to Billboard, Cowboy Carter debuted atop the Billboard 200 tally with 407,000 equivalent album units in its first week. It was the biggest sales week of 2024 at the time, though it has since been one-upped by Taylor Swift’s latest effort.

Twenty three of the album’s 27 songs also made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, bringing the Houston native’s career total Billboard Hot 100 songs to 106.  She is now just the 17th artist and only the third woman to score over 100 entries since the Hot 100 was launched in 1958.

Former chart-topper “Texas Hold ‘Em” lead the pack at No. 2, followed by “II Most Wanted” with Miley Cyrus at No. 6 and Bey’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” at No. 7.

Ten other songs from the album also cracked the Top 50, including the Post Malone collaboration “Levii’s Jeans,” “Bodyguard” and a cover of The Beatles‘ “Blackbird.”

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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