That Beyonce reign just won’t let up.
Music’s Queen Bey has the world drinking up her sixth studio album ‘Lemonade’ at a feverish rate.
In recent times, the superstar singer has shunned the singles-driven concept and instead opted to push her projects as bodies of work. So much so that 2013’s self titled set was only available to buy whole upon release.
Interestingly, this go round the diva did make each of ‘Lemonade’s 12 songs purchase-able. The results have proven all sorts of fruitful.
See what we mean…
Earlier today, we reported that ‘Formation’ hit #10. Well, it turns out that was just a fraction of the slay.
Because every…single…song…on ‘Lemonade’ has landed within the Billboard Hot 100. Yes, all 12.
No. 10, ‘Formation’
No. 11, ‘Sorry’
No. 13, ‘Hold Up’
No. 18, ‘6 Inch,’ featuring The Weeknd
No. 28, ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself,’ featuring Jack White
No. 35, ‘Freedom,’ featuring Kendrick Lamar
No. 37, ‘Pray You Catch Me’
No. 38, ‘All Night’
No. 41, ‘Daddy Lessons’
No. 43, ‘Sandcastles’
No. 47, ‘Love Drought’
No. 63, ‘Forward,’ featuring James Blake
Total US sales for all songs came in at 910,000.
With her Hot 100 entrances, the diva makes history: it’s the first time that a female act has charted 12 or more songs on the Hot 100 at the same time, besting Taylor Swift‘s previous record of 11 (set in November 2010, sparked by the release of her album ‘Speak Now’). Last December, Justin Bieber bested Drake and the Beatles for the one-week record among all acts: 17 songs on the Hot 100 simultaneously, as his album ‘Purpose’ debuted atop the Billboard 200.
Beyonce may not want to play the singles game, but it’s clear the public are showing up and showing out for her on that front.
With digital sales holding up and radio play kicking into gear, it wouldn’t at all be surprising to see the likes of ‘Sorry,’ ‘Hold Up,’ and even ‘6 Inch’ make appearances within the top 10 in the coming week/s. A reality that could be sped up should she service said songs to streaming platforms beyond TIDAL – where the full album will reportedly remain in perpetuity (aka forever).
Whatever the case, Bey continues to prove she is one of the elite acts able to shift both LPs and singles. Power.