“Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter Album” has surpassed an impressive milestone, wrangling over 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Upon its release, ‘Cowboy Carter’ set a new Spotify record for the most-streamed album in a single day in 2024.

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ continues to achieve remarkable milestones. Less than two months after its release on March 29, the album, featuring 27 tracks, has surpassed one billion streams on Spotify, as confirmed by Parkwood Entertainment on Wednesday, May 8.

Upon its debut, Spotify recognized ‘Cowboy Carter’ as the most-streamed album in a single day in 2024, making it the first country album this year to hold that distinction. (However, this record has since been surpassed by Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’)

Since its release, ‘Cowboy Carter’ by Beyoncé has achieved remarkable success beyond Spotify records. The album, featuring collaborations with country legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Linda Martell, alongside rising acts Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, and Shaboozey, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. This historic achievement made Beyoncé the first Black woman to lead the Top Country Albums chart since its inception in 1964.

Furthermore, 23 songs from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, significantly increasing Beyoncé’s career total from 85 to 106 entries on this chart. With this accomplishment, she joins a select group of artists—17th overall and the third woman—to have logged over 100 records on the Hot 100 throughout their careers.

Before the release of ‘Cowboy Carter,’ Beyoncé had already experienced success with two charting singles from the album: “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em.” The latter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Beyoncé the first Black woman to achieve a No. 1 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart.

The announcement of ‘Cowboy Carter,’ the highly anticipated Act II follow-up to 2022’s ‘Renaissance,’ was made during the 2024 Super Bowl, sparking excitement among fans. Leading up to its release, Beyoncé shared insights into the inspiration behind this genre-defying album.

In an Instagram post, she revealed, “This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed… and it was very clear that I wasn’t. But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive.”

Beyoncé expressed her joy in seeing how music can bring people together globally while also highlighting the voices of those who have dedicated themselves to educating on musical history.

Reflecting on the criticisms she faced when entering country music, particularly after the success of her song “Jolene,” Beyoncé explained how these challenges pushed her to surpass limitations imposed by skeptics. As a sequel to ‘Renaissance,’ she emphasized the intentional blending of genres to create a bold and innovative body of work.

“This isn’t just a country album. This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album,” she asserted. “This is Act II of ‘Cowboy Carter,’ and I am proud to share it with all of you!”