Beyonce Makes History With All 12 ‘Lemonade’ Tracks Charting On The Billboard Hot 100

Mike Wass | May 2, 2016 6:33 pm
Beyonce's 'Lemonade': Album Review
We dissect Bey's powerful 6th LP 'Lemonade.' Read our track-by-track review.

Beyonce makes history today with all 12 Lemonade tracks debuting on the Billboard Hot 100. That’s one more song than previous female record-holder Taylor Swift managed with Speak Now. Lead single “Formation” led the charge, landing at number 10. It becomes the game-changing diva’s 16th top 10 hits as a solo artist (that figure includes collaborations with Jay Z and Lady Gaga). Just behind it were “Sorry” (number 11), “Hold Up” (#13) and “6 Inch” (#18).

Incredibly, eleven of the songs debuted in the top 50 — with only James Blake-assisted interlude “Forward” missing the cut at number 63. The only artists to chart more songs in a week are Justin Bieber (the current champion with 17), The Beatles and Drake. It’s particularly impressive given Bey’s reticence to push singles (the “Formation” video is still unlisted) and the album’s high sales tally (Lemonade debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 653,000 equivalent album units). See the individual chart placings below.

Lemonade takes over the Billboard Hot 100:

#10 “Formation”
#11 “Sorry”
#13 “Hold Up”
#18 “6 Inch,” featuring The Weeknd
#28 “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” featuring Jack White
#35 “Freedom,” featuring Kendrick Lamar
#37 “Pray You Catch Me”
#38 “All Night”
#41 “Daddy Lessons”
#43 “Sandcastles”
#47 “Love Drought”
#63 “Forward,” featuring James Blake

Are you surprised by the album’s success? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

[Via Billboard].