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Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Debuts At No. 1 On The Country Chart

Written by on February 22, 2024

Beyoncé’s country single “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, marking a significant achievement as she joins Taylor Swift as the only other solo woman to reach this milestone without any featured artists. Released during the Super Bowl on February 11, 2024, the song quickly garnered 19.2 million streams, 4.8 million radio plays, and sold 39,000 units, also securing the No. 2 spot on the Hot 100 chart. The song’s release stirred discussions about diversity and acceptance within the country music genre, especially after an Oklahoma country station initially declined to play it, citing unawareness of its release. Beyoncé’s success, along with her other country single “16 Carriages,” which also charted, could potentially pave the way for greater inclusivity in the genre.

Source: NPR

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