Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' holds 2024 single-day streaming record for an album on Spotify

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Monday, April 1, 2024
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Beyoncé is breaking into the country genre -- and breaking records while doing so.

Beyoncé's brand-new country-inspired album "Cowboy Carter" now holds the record for the most-streamed album in a single day in 2024 so far, Spotify announced on Instagram on Friday.

"This is also the first time a country album holds the title this year," Spotify wrote in the post's caption.

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The album broke the record on Friday, the day Beyoncé dropped her highly anticipated record featuring stars like Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and more.

The 27-song project was celebrated for its foray into country music, a move preempted by two singles released during the Super Bowl as part of a Verizon advertisement announcing the new album -- "16 Carriages" and "Texas Hold 'Em."

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"Texas Hold 'Em" saw immediate success in its own right, shooting to the top of charts and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

According to Billboard, the feat made the global superstar the first woman and first Black woman to have topped both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since the lists began in 1958.

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