Beyoncé, Texas Hold ‘Em

Yee-Haw! Beyoncé’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Outselling Competition More Than Three Times Over 

Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" is dominating the Billboard 100 for a second week in a row with no signs of slowing down.

Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” is dominating the Billboard 100 for a second week in a row with no signs of slowing down.

Not only is Bey’s country hit holding down the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, but the competition is nowhere near beating her out. This week, “Texas Hold ‘Em” sold another 28,920 copies, with the No. 2 song Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” only selling 7,801 copies, Forbes reported.

Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” came in at No. 3 with 7,076 copies sold, Jung Kook’s “Standing Next to You” took the No. 4 spot with 6,535 copies, and Ariana Grande’s “Yes, And?” holds the No. 5 spot with 6,534 copies. The numbers reflect Beyoncé’s dominance with her twelfth No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart and thirteenth No. 1 song debut on Billboard’s Hot 100.

The song was released following Bey’s Super Bowl commercial with Verizon where she ended the 60-second spot with a tease to “Drop the new music.” What followed was two country songs consisting of “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.”

The musical releases come as part of Beyoncé announcing her new album Renaissance: Act II coming March 29. The country songs confirmed fan speculation that after dedicating “Act I” to the house music genre, Queen Bey would be taking a country route for her second of the three-part installment.

Her new country songs helped her make history as the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuting at No. 1 and “16 Carriages” coming in at No. 9. Before the success of “Texas Hold ‘Em,” no Black woman, or female known to be biracial, ever topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

The success of the song follows Tracy Chapman becoming the first Black woman to solely write a Country Airplay No. 1, with Luke Combs’ 2023 cover of her 1988 classic “Fast Car” that reached the top spot last July. Beyoncé also makes history as the first woman to top both Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since the song charts’ inception in October 1958. Bey joins Morgan Wallen, Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray Charles as the only musical acts to have led both charts.

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