May 22, 2024

Brighton Journal

Complete News World

Beyoncé's “Cowboy Carter” spends its second week at number one

Beyoncé's “Cowboy Carter” spends its second week at number one

Beyoncé's “Cowboy Carter” was at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard albums chart, beating out new releases from J. Cole and K-pop group Tomorrow X Together.

The song “Cowboy Carter” remained at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with 125,500 sales in the United States, according to the tracking service “Luminette.” This total includes 133 million streams and 20,500 copies sold as a complete package. It marks the first time Beyoncé has repeated at No. 1 since her self-titled visual album in 2013, which reached the top three consecutive times and was initially only available as a download from iTunes.

As in the opening week, Beyoncé's total was supported by sales of physical copies of her album on CD and vinyl, which were only available in the first two weeks of the album through her website. Since then, retailers began stocking “Cowboy Carter”, and as they did with “Renaissance“, her final album in 2022 – Beyoncé appeared as herself in concert In-store promotion in Los Angeles, where fans can purchase signed LPs. (They quickly showed up on eBay for $2,000 and up.)

“I Might Delete Later,” a surprise release from rapper J. Cole, comes in second place with 115,000 sales, mostly from streaming. The album received some attention with the track “7 Minute Drill” targeting Kendrick Lamar, for which J. Cole immediately apologized and removed it from streaming copies of the album.