Winning: Beyonce Hits New UK Peak With ‘Drunk In Love’

Published: Sunday 2nd Feb 2014 by Sam

All hail King B!

Beyonce‘s latest single ‘Drunk In Love’ has been making a major splash both culturally and commercially since arriving with the singer’s surprise visual album back in December.

The UK is one of main terrain’s embracing the hard-hitting number, with the Jay-Z assisted cut becoming her 17th top ten in the region two weeks ago when it ascended to #10.

Today saw the song’s popularity re-affirmed when it hit a new peak on the country’s coveted tally.

Details below…

This week sees ‘Drunk’ rise #11-#9 on the Official UK Singles Chart – an incredible feat given that little beyond the track’s video has been ponied up as “promo” in the country.

For TGJ, this serves as yet more evidence of the global world we live in, as well as the omnipresence and omnipotence of Beyonce’s brand.

What do we mean by that?

Well, the ripple effect of controversy caused by the song’s sole live performance – at America’s Grammy Awards last Sunday – was the hottest of topics thousands of miles away the UK. Indeed, it was in London town that “that” shocking headline about the performance was printed. Put simply, the “drama” seems to have given ‘Drunk’ an added bump.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear Bey is onto another smash. Here’s hoping she pays this month’s BRIT Awards a visit to push the track to even higher heights. After all, the February 19th show in London takes place just one day before the 2nd European leg of the Mrs Carter Show Tour kicks off.

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  1. Lovebird February 2, 2014

    From 11 to 9??? OK, so it’s still not #1?

  2. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 2, 2014

    But DIL already fell out of the US iTunes top 5 and is struggling to stay in the top 10. She has no longevity on the charts. Poor thing.

  3. Josh February 2, 2014

    Drunk in loveeeeeeeeee! We be all night! Beyoncé come perform at the Brits s*** mama.

  4. SLAY_HIVE February 2, 2014

    Congrats to Bey!! NO publicity is bad for the Queen! She knows what she is doing! 🙂

  5. Lovebird February 2, 2014

    And this was after Jay Z put his ho to hard work; making sure she spread her legs the widest on a family show for it to only move 2 places?

    Next, Jay Z will make sure his ho has him Melany Lewinski all over her gown.

    Even after she whored up and turned a family show in a pornographic live show in front of 25 million viewers and it only moves up 2 places?

    Jay Z will have his ho work overtime

  6. Josh February 2, 2014

    It would make sense for her to perform at the Brits, her Tour kicks off again in the UK the next day. She pays the UK dust too much, despite a huge fan base last time she performed at the BRITS was like 10 years ago! B**** please.

  7. SLAY_HIVE February 2, 2014

    An urban R&B song topping the charts in ANY country or itunes is considered a success! So proud of Bey. Can’t wait for future surprises for this era 😀

  8. anonymous February 2, 2014

    Congrats Bey.

  9. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 2, 2014

    Congrats Bey! And Sam did you block that ignorant a*s @RihannaLately yet?? B*tch is sick and needs to be incarcerated. Anyway, Out of Eden has been giving me life this sunday afternoon. Vocal harmonies slay!

  10. BarbBey February 2, 2014

    When was the last time Rihanna had an Urban single that did so well over there. Not ever? Ooops I thought so. *Pops gums, flicks hair, files nails.

  11. Lovebird February 2, 2014

    TALK DIRTY is #3 on US iTunes and was #1 in the UK on the Official Charts Comp top 100.

    And Jason Derulo didn’t have to act like a w****, who has parade her wide ass crack in front of 25 million viewers.

  12. Kendall February 2, 2014

    Congrats. I’ve noticed she is one of the few people who actually sells urban better than she does pop. That’s not easy.

  13. Lovebird February 2, 2014

    When was the last time Beyonce closed her legs on a family show in front of 25 million viewers?

  14. Any February 2, 2014

    I thought she was top 3 or something but from 11-9 come tgj!!! Anyways I see her on the 23rd this mth and I cannot wait!!

  15. SLAY_HIVE February 2, 2014

    I hope she performs at the Brits too.. She should open her performance with Xo and do a little part of DIL towards the end. That should be enough to help push both singles even further!

  16. Slayty Perry (Prismatic Tour) February 2, 2014

    From #11 to #9? Y’all are acting like its #1.

  17. Josh February 2, 2014

    @Slay_Hive Yeah that would be fire. I really think XO deserves a good live performance. It has a great sound for a live show/audience!

  18. Suicide Blonde February 2, 2014

    Haunted, XO, Drunk in Love and Mine are the best songs on the album, the last one belongs to Drake tho, he owns the song, his verses are the best.

    Baby Love Me Lights Out

  19. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 2, 2014

    I love Mariah Carey. She’s the queen.

  20. #Beautiful February 2, 2014

    I see the haters were the first to comment! So now that she’s in the top ten it’s something else? What now!? Her album is still on top and has outsold your favs last release… Lovebird you can talk but I still remember the night or was released how on love you were with it all… O see right through you boo! And as far as Mariah, well I Stan for her but lately she hasn’t been on Beys level. I love her though, she just needs to stop because her latest music is tarnishing her legacy!! Get a life

  21. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 2, 2014

    OOP! Sam you need to post about Tamar’s husband owing $3million in taxes! D*mn… I wonder how soon Tamar will leave after he’s broke…

  22. LDN Chick February 2, 2014

    Congrats. Going to see her in March. Can’t wait!

  23. Yeah I Said It February 2, 2014


  24. Yeah I Said It February 2, 2014

    Congrats only Bey can sell an urban song like this.

  25. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) February 2, 2014

    Queen B!

  26. anonymous February 2, 2014

    @Enough onika what does Tamar have to do with this article. you b****** stay obsessed with her. Get a life.

  27. Navy Commander February 2, 2014

    wheres the post about slayorde having two top 10 singles and team climbing the charts?

  28. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 2, 2014

    @Annoynmous Comprehension is clearly not being taught in the ghettos of America…My comment was a request for Sam to make a post on the subject dumb*s.

  29. anonymous February 2, 2014

    @Enough onika Americas Ghettos lol you wish I did. just because you live there doesnt mean everybody on else on TGJ does. BYE.

  30. King B Agent (Blue Ivy Brother) February 2, 2014

    Like Mariah Carey career. She is struggling with them notes. And Her Beautiful song ain’t reach the top 12 on itunes or Billboard.

  31. Marcus February 2, 2014

    Seeing An Urban Song Doing This Well Is An Achievement!

    When Was The Last Time An Urban R&B Song Did This Well? I Think It Was Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation”, Correct Me If I’m Wrong. R&B Is My Favorite Genre & It Looks Like It’s Slowly On The Rise Again.

    Congrats Bey! 😀

  32. Brazilian Beyoncé February 2, 2014

    Queen B!

    Selling an Urban Song this is not the first one remember Check On It? Which gave her the record on having both #1 in UK & USA and winning a grammy same week. King B!! Love this woman

  33. TC!!! February 2, 2014

    and its falling in the US her home country!

  34. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 2, 2014

    @Annoymous good one….Anyway Sam like I said, you should post on Tamar’s husband owing the IRS

  35. h2o February 2, 2014

    Grats Bey!

    But please step your singles game up a little. For now send “Drunk in Love” to Top40 and worldwide, then you can release “Blow”, “Partition (of the Red Sea)”, “Pretty Hurts”, “Mine” … and the still give the hoodrats what

    This album is a hits factory, just know how to manage it.

  36. Yonce Yall February 2, 2014

    WOWW. I’m really impressed by Bey. Urban Songs are really hard to chart up the top 10 especially in the U.K. And more impressive than that, her Album is still #3 on the U.K official Album Charts ( 8 consecutive weeks at the top 10). Very hard for a RnB singer to to that outside of the U.S.A. This shows how Global Bey is.

    All hail the Queen.

  37. Yonce Yall February 2, 2014

    *** (8 consecutive weeks at top 5) I meant.

  38. Yonce all on these charts like Fya February 2, 2014

    #CHARTS Poland: B’Day – #29 (re-entry) **new peak**

  39. Yonce all on these charts like Fya February 2, 2014

    #CHARTS New Zealand: Drunk in Love (feat. JAY Z) rises 26 places to #8. It becomes Beyoncé’s 16th top 10 in NZ

  40. LOL February 2, 2014




  41. beyonce has peaked. February 2, 2014

    ou f****** lying piece of s***. I just went on chart news twitter. 31 OF JAN, WHICH WAS YESTERDAY.
    TAKE IT FROM ME…….dRUNK IN LOVE AND XO are not exactly smash hits and there are no more singles.
    LOL LOL History will prove this was a mistake to due a visual album. She will struggle to sell UNA WHIICH IS AT 4 MILLION.

  42. the voice February 2, 2014

    take notes USher… this is what happens when u dont abandon ur fanbase…

    SIngle ladies was also an URBAN song that crossed over like Crazy in Love too…

    Here is hoping that Usher goes back to some urban ballads…

    He can still do pop but …

    I want some USher LOVE songs … I really like Climax but not the other songs on his last album

  43. whut February 2, 2014

    #9 that’s it? Has it even reached Gold status yet?

  44. h2o February 2, 2014

    @ Sybil

    Make sure by yourself:

    This article was published by MediaTraffic ChartNews SONY MUSIC 2 weeks ago and says that “Beyonce” had passed 3M that time.

    Now good night!! (it’s 2:30am here)

  45. Can’t remember yonce February 2, 2014

    #CRTFY is the no.1 Music Video on US iTunes!…

  46. Diamond Princess February 2, 2014

    I believe the supposed “commercial success” from itunes was sadly a marketing ploy to get ppl to buy her album. For somebody who broke itunes records I find it hard to believe that none of her singles have reached #1 status yet on the billboard 100. As rich as her and Jay z are they could have bought most of her albums on itunes. Just like when youtube took away views from videos b/c record companies were cheating the system, what makes you think they can’t manipulate record sales? Everyone I know either doesn’t have her album, doesn’t want it, or wish they never purchased it. Even some of her die hard fans try to convince themselves that they love her album. Beyonce is having a mid life crisis, she’s so desperate for sales she’ll do anything. I wish she’d go back to Sasha Fierce/Bday/ Crazy in Love days, b/c this new raunchy substance lacking music she’s making now is not it!

  47. Anne February 2, 2014


  48. fatusankoh February 2, 2014

    Con grant bey talente will take you fair the best album thanks Sam for posting long live queen bey

  49. JR February 3, 2014

    Actually DIL is #1 on the urban charts and it is heading to the top ten Hot 100 in the US!

  50. Kanyinsola February 4, 2014

    To all you haters and Rihanna stans,you moch Beyonce after she just literally conquered the music industry(check the latest list of top 100 people in the US music industry). She makes an RandB song her lead single despite having about three chart-friendly pop songs,yet she’s selling. When last did a song of that genre have much success? Yet,she’s raising it up. Rihanna changed to pop long ago because she could nt cope with RnB’s declining success yet Beyonce kept on still slays. Pop still rules and look at the charts in America,any kind of s***** song tops the charts just because they have Pop production quality,so Rihanna’s singles success is based on that factor. Why doesn’t she go back to RnB and try to repeat her number one charts success? Meanwhile,the effect of Beyonce’s Grammy performance on her sales will just begin to be felt in this upcoming US char t because last week’s chart was based on the sales performance of the previous week(pre-Grammy week) soDrunk In Love will have its boost in this new week’s chart.

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