Beyoncé Soars Atop the Billboard 200 Chart With “Cowboy Carter”

Beyonce at the 63rd Grammy Awards
Beyonce at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

Beyoncé topped the Billboard 200 chart with all of her previous solo albums, and her latest is no exception. Cowboy Carter became Queen B’s eighth studio album to soar to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with the largest week for an album in 2024 so far.

Cowboy Carter was expected to hit No. 1 after attracting impressive streaming numbers following its release, and it lived up to the hype. It hit no. 1 with 407,000 equivalent album units, becoming Beyoncé’s eighth solo studio album to top the Billboard 200 chart.

SEA units made up 232,000 album units, equaling 300.41 million official streams, which marks the largest streaming week of Beyoncé’s career. Cowboy Carter also earned 168,000 units in pure album sales, helping Beyoncé top Billboard’s Album Sales charts and net the largest vinyl week of her career, since vinyl copies amounted to 62,000 of the units sold.

Beyoncé’s decision to put her own twist on country with Cowboy Carter also helped her make history on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. She became the first Black woman to ever rise to the top, after setting a similar record on the Hot Country Songs chart with the album’s lead single “Texas Hold ‘Em”.