Beyoncé has just made headlines again with the recent news that her 2016 album titled “Lemonade” has just reached No.9 on the Billboard 200 charts after she finally released the album to streaming platforms other than Tidal. Her recently released live album, Homecoming, is also on the Billboard charts at No.4. This marks the first time that Beyoncé has had two albums sit in the top 10 on the Billboard charts simultaneously. Queen Bey has just made history as being the only female artist in history to achieve this record besides Lady Gaga in 2017.
Beyoncé has broken many records throughout her career, however, this latest feat even further solidifies her dominance and reign in the music industry. At the moment, Beyoncé also has two other albums sitting in the top 200 charts including, “I Am…… Sasha Fierce” (2008) and her self-titled album “Beyonce” (2013), which further elevates her rank in the music industry–if that’s possible. Beyoncé originally released her 2016 Lemonade album exclusively on husband Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal, which is a large reason why it’s just now charting on Billboard.
In the week ending April 25, Beyoncé’s Lemonade album earned 30,000 equivalent album units which is up 627% since its initial release date. Of those total numbers, 4,000 were in album sales (up 35%), a little more than 1,000 in in TEA units (up 72%) and 25,000 in SEA units (up 5,801%). Beyoncé is breaking records and doesn’t plan to stop with her also recently announcing that her Netflix deal, reportedly worth over $60 Million dollars, will come with two other exclusive specials after her newest Homecoming: A Beyoncé Film release.
Beyoncé has always had huge success on the charts even in the early 2000s when she was still the lead singer for the group Destiny’s Child. With this newer record, however, Beyoncé can now add even more accolades onto her already impeccable music record. The Billboard 200 chart categorizes the most popular albums and songs of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumer data as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.
This shows the sheer impact and amount of influence that Beyoncé has in the music industry for her to break records with an album that she released 3yrs ago. While these records are great, the news has many fans asking when they will get new music from the superstar.
Beyoncé will undoubtedly go down as one of the best entertainers in history. Her recent record-breaking album streaming numbers prove why people should “bow down” to her music royalty. With seemingly no other female artist to compare her to, Beyoncé is truly in a lane of her own.