Beyoncé is the first black artist to reach number one on the US country music chart

Beyoncé é a primeira artista negra a atingir o primeiro lugar do top de música country nos EUA

Beyoncé has become the first black artist to top the country music sales chart in the United States. The "fault" lies with 'Texas Hold 'Em', one of two new songs in this genre, which will be part of the artist's new album.

'Texas Hold 'Em' managed to knock the duet between Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves, 'I Remember Everything', off the top spot, which had been at number one for 20 weeks. In its first week of release, the song exceeded 19.2 million streams and sold more than 39,000 units. '16 Carriages', Beyoncé's other new country song, reached ninth place in the same chart.

According to a Portuguese newspaper ExpressBeyoncé is not, however, the first black artist to place a song in the country charts; Mickey Guyton and Brittney Spencer have also done so, as well as Linda Martell, a pioneer of the genre, who achieved some sales success five decades ago. Alice Randall and Tayla Parx have reached number one, but always as co-authors. Tracy Chapman has also done it, but as a songwriter: a version of 'Fast Car' performed by Luke Combs reached number one in 2023.

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