Beyonce Tops U.S. Songs Chart for First Time in Over a Decade
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After releasing her much-anticipated album "Renaissance," Beyonce has scored the number one spot on the top US songs chart for the first time in well over a decade.
Her lead single "Break My Soul" is the 40-year-old's first
solo song to hit the top of Billboard's Hot 100 since 2008's "Single Ladies," the industry tracker said Monday.
Her seventh solo studio album also opened at number one on Billboard's top albums chart, the entertainment outlet said. It's the second-highest
debut of the year, following Harry Styles's "Harry's House."
unseated Latin trap global sensation Bad Bunny from the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, where his "Un Verano Sin Ti" had held the top spot for five straight weeks, along with two peaks when it first came out in May for a total of seven weeks at number one.
Eminently danceable and rife with nods to disco and EDM history, Beyonce's latest album burst onto the summer scene
primed for its needle drop at the club.
soaring vocals have their place on "Renaissance," but it's the rhythmic, urgent call to the dance floor that stands out, with a tapestry of influences paying homage to pioneers of funk, soul, rap, house and disco.
unseated - to overtake
tapestry - a fabric made up of many elements
solo - alone
scored - to get something
Debut - the first appearance of
primed - ready for
Homage - with respect to
peaks - the top of
soaring - flying