Beyonce Makes History as 'Texas Hold 'Em' Debuts Atop Country Chart Despite Criticisms

Days after the song release, the 'Break My Soul' hitmaker is announced as the first black woman whose single ever reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart.

AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles might be celebrating the success of her newly-released single. The "Break My Soul" hitmaker made history with her song titled "Texas Hold 'Em" despite facing criticisms over her music genre shift.

On Tuesday, February 20, Billboard reported that the 42-year-old superstar became the first black woman to ever reach No. 1 on its Hot Country Songs Chart. Her song "Texas Hold 'Em" debuts atop the tally as it draws 19.2 million official streams with 4.8 million in all-format airplay audience and 39,000 in sales in the U.S. through February 15, according to Luminate.

Aside from the particular track, Queen Bey's other latest song titled "16 Carriages" enters Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart. "16 Carriages" lands at No. 9 on the tally with 10.3 million streams, 90,000 in radio reach and 14,000 in sales.

The "If I Were a Boy" songstress released her country songs "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages" simultaneously during the Super Bowl on February 11. That same day, she also revealed that a second part of her acclaimed 2022 album "Renaissance" is coming on March 29.

In the wake of the announcement, Beyonce has received unpleasant responses from many, including famous artists. Among them was Azealia Banks, who accused her of doing "overtly narcissistic attempts to lazily encroach into a genre you think your popularity is gonna gain accolades for you."

Giving a similar take was country singer John Schneider who compared Beyonce to a peeing dog. On "One American News", a host asked John, "The lefties in the entertainment industry just won't leave any area alone, right? They just have to seize control over every aspect, don't they?" In response, he stated, "They've got to make their mark, just like a dog in a dog walk park. You know, every dog has to mark every tree, right? So that's what's going on here."

Though so, Queen Bey has been showered with supportive messages from other country stars, including K. Michelle and Maren Morris. In addition, Lainey Wilson voiced her support in an interview with Extra, "I love it. The more the merrier. I'm like, again, it's, it's about that storytelling, it's about ... It's just about making people feel at home ... and everybody wants to feel at home."

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