Beyonce’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Smashes Records on Both Spotify and Amazon Music

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Beyonce’s debut album into the country music genre, Cowboy Carter, is already smashing records on Spotify and Amazon Music just two days after its release, with collaborations with country legends like Linda Martell, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson.

Hot on the heels of the success of Beyonce’s new single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” the superstar dropped her new album and first country endeavor on March 29. And only two days later, both Amazon Music and Spotify had shared that the album was shattering records on both platforms.

Spotify revealed on social media that the album had become the platform’s “most-streamed album in a single day so far in 2024,” and the first time a country album has held the title. Meanwhile, Amazon Music announced that Cowboy Carter was Beyonce’s biggest album debut on the platform, “with the most first-day global streams of all of her albums, and the most first-day streams for a country album by a female artist.”

Her first country record and her eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter features collaborations with Dolly Parton, Linda Martell, Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Jon Batiste, Ryan Beatty, Raye, and Rhiannon Giddens. It also features a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” and the Beatles’ “Blackbird.”

Beyonce recently shared some details about her inspiration for creating the album in an Instagram post, where she said the record was 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,” said Beyonce. “Because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of country music and studied our rich musical archive. […] It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history.”