Beyonce Has First Solo Scorching 100 No. 1 in 14 Years With ‘Break My Soul’
Beyoncé has been no stranger to the highest spot on the Billboard Hot 100, however lately, that’s been by way of featured appearances on songs co-fronted by Megan Thee Stallion and Ed Sheeran. However she’s returned to reign over the chart as a solo artist with “Break My Soul,” which ascends to the No. 1 position after having first hit the Scorching 100 six weeks in the past. It reaches that pinnacle in the identical chart week that sees her “Renaissance” album debuting on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1.
The final time Beyoncé stood atop the songs chart by herself was again in 2008, when “Single Girls (Put a Ring on It)” dominated the Scorching 100 for 4 weeks.
Since then, she’d shared the No. 1 spot with Sheeran for 5 weeks with their 2017 duet on “Excellent,” and took maintain of it once more with a single week in 2020 when she and Megan went to the highest with a remix of the latter artist’s “Savage.”
Prior to those collaborations, she’d had 5 No. 1s on her personal between 2003-2008. Figuring within the newer collabs, the artist now has her eight No. 1s to her title, following the 4 she’d had in 1999-2001 as a member of Future’s Baby. It’s now been 23 years and three weeks since her first No. 1, DC’s “Payments, Payments, Payments.”
The July 29 launch of “Renaissance” was clearly a giant think about upping consumption for “Break My Soul” and pushing it to No. 1. Billboard reported that Luminate’s knowledge for the week confirmed streams up 114%, to 18.9 million for the newest body, and downloads up 113%, touchdown at 13,000. However one other vital issue is simply how the music’s radio play has been on a gradual incline during the last six weeks and was up one other 8% this week, to 61.7 million airplay impressions.
Even with the persevering with airplay improve, the music holds at No. 4 on the general Radio Songs chart, however “Break My Soul” makes a giant leap on the Streaming Songs chart, from No. 25 to No. 3.
It’s potential the music may see one other improve in consumption subsequent week, as the present chart interval doesn’t embrace the discharge of “The Queens Remix,” which noticed classic Madonna materials, together with snippets of “Vogue,” being built-in into “Break My Soul.” The remix garnered loads of consideration from the Black girls artists whom Beyoncé calls out as influences or heroes in freshly added verses.
Information of Beyoncé returning to the highest of the Scorching 100 follows shut on the heels of her triumph atop the Billboard 200, the place “Renaissance” debuted at No. 1 with 332,000 album equal models, her first time in that spot since her final solo studio album, “Lemonade,” got here out in 2016.
Altogether, between her group and solo efforts, Billboard experiences that Beyonce has spent 60 weeks at No. 1 on the Scorching 100 chart, indicative of the type of multi-week runs a few of these 12 songs had on the prime.
Beyoncé’s ascent signifies that Lizzo’s “About Rattling Time” needed to vacate the highest spot after touchdown there for 2 weeks. Previous to that, Harry Styles’ “As It Was” had appeared indomitable, with a 10-week reign.
This week, Lizzo received bumped to No. 2, which bumped Kinds to No. 3. However one crowning place that Lizzo has not vacated is the No. 1 spot on the Radio Songs chart. With a slight 3% airplay improve, “About Rattling Time” maintained its dominance of radio with 93.9 million viewers airplay impressions, nonetheless effectively forward of the 61.7 million for “Break My Soul.”
Kate Bush’s “Operating Up That Hill” was pushed down a spot on the Scorching 10, as effectively, slipping to No. 4 from its No. 3 peak to this point. The “Stranger Issues”-driven oldie nonetheless stands at No. 1 on three Billboard airplay charts: scorching rock & different songs, scorching rock songs and scorching different songs.
Three songs crashed the highest 10 of the Scorching 100 for the primary time. Steve Lacy’s “Unhealthy Behavior” jumped 5 spots to No. 7. Lacy has been a fixture of each the rock/different and R&B/hip-hop album charts. And Nicky Youre and Dazy’s collaboration, “Sunroof,” moved up three positions to No. 9.
Different holdovers within the prime 10 embrace tracks by Future with Drake and Tems, Jack Harlow, the pairing of Unhealthy Bunny and Chencho Corleone, and a second hit from Kinds (“Late Evening Speaking”).
Beyoncé had extra to rejoice in Scorching 100 information this week: All 16 of the tracks from “Renaissance” made the chart. After “Break My Soul,” the 2 different songs to land within the prime 20 have been “Cuff It” at No. 13 and “Alien Celebrity” at No. 19. With these included, she has now had 81 songs seem within the Scorching 100 in her post-Future’s Baby profession.