Beyonce Album Charts

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Renaissance, Beyoncé’s latest album, has secured the No. 1 spot in the Billboard 200 album charts, according to Billboard.

The album has already reached 332,000 equivalent units in its first week and has sold 190,000 physical copies.

Renaissance is Beyoncé’s seventh album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts (Note: seven out of seven solo albums), most recently after Lemonade, Beyoncé, and 4. She is the first-ever female artist to have her first seven solo albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on its debut. 

In 2022, Harry’s House by Harry Styles was the only album to have a longer debut week on the Billboard 200 chart than the LP by Beyoncé, which made 521,200 units and broke the record for vinyl sales in the first week to the previous record holder: Taylor Swift.

Beyoncé’s success is not only linked to the list of 200 albums. Instead, the Houston native set a new record when all of the songs on Lemonade, her sixth studio album, hit the Billboard Hot 100, scoring the title for the first female artist to have more than 12 on the chart at one time.

Read also: Beyoncé to Release a New Album Titled Renaissance

Queen B of No. 1 Album Charts

Years of her solo career have not been a flop as she has had seven songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well and had 20 singles snag top 10 spots. 

Renaissance dropped on July 29, 2022. The album was dubbed “Act I” – the first of the “three-act project” she recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Before the release, Queen B wrote on her website: “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking.” 

“Break My Soul,” the album’s lead single, was dropped in June.

Read also: Beyoncé Teases Renaissance Once More


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