Except you’ve been residing beneath a rock, then you recognize that Beyoncé simply launched a brand new solo album, her first since Lemonade in 2016. Numbers are beginning to roll in for Renaissance, and it’s a reasonably unimaginable story. The album had the second largest week of 2022, with 332,000 equal album models. It’s the largest debut for a feminine artist this yr as properly.
Renaissance is Beyoncé’s seventh solo album and her seventh to debut within the top spot. Extra notably, and even fairly stunning, the brand new album is the primary solo feminine album this yr to land at no 1. The final chart-topper in that regard was 30 by Adele.
Enjoyable truth – each Renaissance and 30 had been launched via Columbia Data.
In between releases, Beyoncé stayed busy. In 2018, she and Jay-Z launched Every thing Is Love, a joint mission that followers couldn’t get sufficient of. A yr later, she gave followers a double-whammy, dropping Homecoming: The Stay Album and The Lion King: The Reward.
All three of these talked about tasks debuted within the Billboard 200 high 5.
Renaissance was introduced in mid-June. The primary single, “Break My Soul,” adopted the album announcement, making it the primary time in over a decade Beyoncé determined to shock her followers. Each Lemonade and her self-titled 2013 set got here out with no warning.
Beyoncé additionally opted to not launch Renaissance with a visible companion, selecting to let her newest work stand by itself.
The one different album in 2022 with a much bigger first week than Renaissance was Harry’s Home. The massively anticipated album from Harry Types debuted earlier this yr with 521,000 equal album models.
Are you a fan of Beyoncé? Are you excited too that her profession goes stronger than ever? Have you ever listened to Renaissance but? Tell us what you assume!