For the first time in more than a decade, Beyonce has landed at the top of the US songs chart with the release of her eagerly awaited album “Renaissance.”
According to the business tracker, her lead single “Break My Soul” is the 40-year-first old’s solo track to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 since 2008’s “Single Ladies.”
According to the entertainment publication, her seventh solo studio album debuted at the top of Billboard’s top albums chart.
It’s the second-highest debut of the year, following Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House.”
“Renaissance” also unseated Latin trap global sensation Bad Bunny from the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where his “Un Verano Sin Ti” had held the top spot for five straight weeks, along with two peaks when it first came out in May for a total of seven weeks at number one.
Beyonce’s most recent album, which is eminently danceable and full of allusions to disco and EDM history, debuted in the summer, ready for its needle drop at the club.
Beyonce’s soaring vocals are present in “Renaissance,” but the song’s rhythmic, urgent call to the dance floor, with its tapestry of inspirations honoring the forefathers of funk, soul, rap, house, and disco, is what really jumps out.
Beyonce teased the album in the weeks before its release with a continuous stream of the glossy, carefully crafted pictures of herself that have become her trademark over the previous ten years.
Beyonce released her most recent album without any accompanying videos, despite being widely praised for keeping the field of music videos innovative.
Despite Beyonce’s undisputed reign in the pantheon of music and her cultural influence, her songs have not historically had the same commercial supremacy as those of other modern global singers.
With the release of “Renaissance,” that was about to change, and Queen Bey capitalized on her opportunity.
The megastar posted a series of photographs on Instagram on Monday, one of which showed her waving her finger at the camera while wearing a disco ball-inspired dress and grinning for the camera.