Lesson: Beyonce Tops U.S. Songs Chart for First Time in Over a Decade

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Beyoncé achieves her first solo number one on the U.S. songs chart in over a decade with “Break My Soul,” from her eagerly awaited album “Renaissance.” Dive into English learning by reading and listening to the latest music news, enhancing language skills through our interactive resources.

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Beyonce Tops U.S. Songs Chart for First Time in Over a Decade

Beyonce Tops U.S. Songs Chart for First Time in Over a Decade

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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."

"Renaissance" also 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.

Beyonce's 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.

Vocabulary:

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

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Which of the following is true about Beyoncé?

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Which of the following is NOT true about the Renaissance album.

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Bad Bunny's album "Un Verano Sin Ti" __________.

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What is NOT true about the music of Beyonce's new album?

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Fill in the gaps: solo, homage, peaks, unseated, primed, debut, soaring, tapestry

Beyonce Tops U.S. Songs Chart for First Time in Over a Decade

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  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  of the year, following Harry Styles's  "Harry's House."

"Renaissance" also  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  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  for its needle drop at the club.

Beyonce's vocals have their place on "Renaissance," but it's the rhythmic, urgent call to the dance floor that stands out, with a of  influences paying  to pioneers of funk, soul, rap, house and disco.

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