Beyoncé's "Cowboy Carter" breaks streaming records

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What inspired Beyoncé's "Cowboy Carter"?

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Last week, Beyoncé released "Cowboy Carter," a 27-track state medium nan bends nan genre and has already made history. Fans intelligibly can't get capable of nan album, which has already surgery streaming records connected respective platforms.

Spotify announced connected societal media past week that connected nan time nan medium dropped, Friday, March 29, it became nan platform's most-streamed medium successful a azygous time successful 2024 truthful far. 

"Cowboy Carter" besides earned nan title of most-first time streams of a state medium by a female creator connected Amazon Music. The medium besides saw Beyoncé's biggest debut connected nan streaming platform, Amazon Music shared connected societal media.

Ahead of nan album's release, Beyoncé dropped 2 singles connected Super Bowl Sunday: "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages." The erstwhile debuted astatine No. 1 connected nan Billboard Country Charts, making Beyoncé nan first Black female to apical that chart, according to Billboard.

"Texas Hold 'Em" itself bends genres, landing connected 9 U.S. charts including pop, big alternative, country, rhythmic, municipality and R&B. 

The medium debuted astatine No. 2 connected Apple Music charts and 26 retired of 27 songs are presently connected nan streaming service's apical 100 list.

Beyoncé, a Houston autochthonal who is besides nan album's executive producer, said successful a statement it is "the champion euphony I've ever made." 

The medium features collaborations pinch stars for illustration Miley Cyrus and versions of iconic songs for illustration Dolly Parton's 1973 deed "Jolene." Parton and Willie Nelson besides lend their voices to vignettes connected nan album, arsenic does Linda Martell, nan first commercially successful Black female state artist. 

Beyoncé besides covers nan 1968 opus "Blackbird" by nan Beatles, featuring Black state singer-songwriters Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy and Reyna Roberts. Her opus "Protector" features audio from her 6-year-old daughter, Rumi, and she collaborates connected 2 songs pinch rapper Shaboozey.

She besides samples Nancy Sinatra's 1966 opus "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" connected nan way "Ya Ya." 

Sinatra reacted to nan opus on societal media, writing: "To person a small portion of 1 of my records successful a @Beyonce opus is very meaningful to maine because I emotion her. She represents what is awesome astir today's euphony and I'm delighted to beryllium a mini portion of it. This whitethorn beryllium nan champion sample of 'Boots' yet! And nan hit goes on."

Parton besides posted astir Beyoncé's screen of "Jolene," a scornful opus pinch lyrics that pass a female to enactment distant from your man. "Beyoncé is giving that woman immoderate problem and she deserves it," Parton wrote. 

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Caitlin O'Kane


Caitlin O'Kane is simply a New York City journalist who useful connected nan CBS News societal media squad arsenic a elder head of contented and production. She writes astir a assortment of topics and produces "The Uplift," CBS News' streaming show that focuses connected bully news.