Our girl has returned in a new way and the Beehive is loving it!

Beyoncé dropped her seventh studio album, ‘Renaissance,’ on July 29 and with the help of the Beehive secured another #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

Along with crushing the charts, Bey now makes history as she’s grabbed the number one spot on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart – marking it the biggest debut from a woman in 2022. And the second-largest debut of the year overall.

Her album hit the chart with 332,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Luminate.

Leave it to Beyoncé to break Adele’s record with ’30,’ which reigned for its first six weeks on the list charts between Dec. 2021 and Jan. 2022.

The last time Beyoncé had a chart-topping album was in 2016 with ‘Lemonade’ but she continued making hits with husband Jay-Z on The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love,’ also released ‘Homecoming: The Live Album’ and led ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack. All three reached the top five of the Billboard 200.

We’d also love to point out that ‘Renaissance’ scored the largest streaming week for a female artist this year. Beyoncé’s latest LP totaled 179 million streams during the tracking period. It also marked the most weekly streams of Queen Bey’s career.

With there only being four more months left in the year, Beyoncé also broke the record for the most copies of a project, created by a woman, that were bought. Beehive members took home a whopping 190,000!

At this very moment there’s only two artists competing for #1 against Beyoncé and that’s Harry Styles with his single “As It Was.” And Lizzo with her single “About Damn Time.”

If that wasn’t enough, Queen Bey also name-dropped over two dozen influential Black women musicians, in the style of spoken word over a sample of Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” for the “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix).”

“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone / Betty Davis, Solange Knowles, Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl,” Beyoncé says on the new remix. “Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack / Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones / Helen Folasade Adu, Jilly from Philly, I love you, boo.” Later, she adds, “Michelle, Chlöe, Halle, Aaliyah / Alicia, Whitney, Riri, Nicki.”

Of course if Queen Bey recognizes you and gives you a shoutout you have to tell the world. Several of the artists mentioned took to social media to show their appreciation.

Lizzo took to Twitter to say a few words.

Jill Scott chimed in on Twitter as well.

Tierra Whack shouted out the Queen.

 

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Santigold took the opportunity to thank Beyoncé for including her amongst a iconic women.

 

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Check out Beyoncé and Madonna’s “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” below.

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