Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Creates All Kindsa History On Billboard Charts, Unsurprisingly.


Oh Beyoncé!

With ‘Lemonade‘ – the Queen B’s feverishly anticipated 6th studio album – soaring in at # 1 with a stellar 485,000 physical copies and a total of 653,000 album equivalent units (I still don’t support this SPS/TEA shiz,, but whatever) with just 4 days of sales, Beyonce becomes the only artist in history (male or female) to have their first 6 studio albums hit # 1 on the Billboard 200, as well as début at # 1!

Meanwhile the Billboard Hot 100 is well soaked in ‘Lemonade‘, as each of the 12 songs from the visual extravaganza makes an impact on the chart, four of which arrive within the top 20 itself – lead by ‘Formation‘ which roars in at # 10, followed by ‘Sorry‘ at # 11, ‘Hold Up‘ at # 13, and ‘6 Inch‘ (feat. The Weeknd) at # 16. Ms Yonce thus becomes the only female artist in history to have 12 songs simultaneously on the Hot 100, beating Taylor Swift’s previous record of 11.

Oh, and ‘Lemonade‘ is simultaneously at # 1 on the UK Top 40 as well as the Australia ARIA Charts.

The global slayage – Becky with the good hair might just be seething?


Compared to 2013’s self-titled album, ‘Lemonade‘ has a coupla radio-friendly bops that should result in Mrs Carter’s next Billboard Hot 100 # 1 hit – it’s been 8 years since her last. ‘Sorry‘ and ‘Hold Up‘ are the obvious choices – while ‘6 Inch‘ feat The Weeknd has top 10 smash written all over it. ‘Formation‘ hitting the top 10 was quite a surprise – considering the song has been out for over three months on Tidal practically for free. Slayonce FTW!

Check out all the action on the top 10 of the charts (most of which is either lemon-ey or purple) right here!

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Lemonade – Beyoncé

2. The Very Best Of Prince – Prince

3. Purple Rain (OST) – Prince And The Revolution

4. The Hits/B-Sides – Prince

5. Anti – Rihanna

6. Ultimate – Prince

7. 1999 – Prince

8. Always Strive And Prosper – A$AP Ferg

9. Traveller – Chris Stapleton

10. Purpose – Justin Bieber

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Panda – Desiigner

2. One Dance – Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla

3. 7 Years – Lukas Graham

4. Purple Rain – Prince And The Revolution

5. I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner

6. Work – Rihanna feat. Drake

7. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony feat. Tyga

8. When Doves Cry – Prince

9. Pillowtalk – Zayn

10. Formation – Beyonce