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Beyoncé Rides to U.K. Chart Double, Sets Records

Bey becomes the first Black artist to snag a No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart with a country record.

Beyoncé scores the U.K. chart double with Cowboy Carter and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” and, in doing so, carves out a slice of history. Beyoncé isn’t the first female artist to land a country album at the top in the U.K., a territory not known to share a deep affection for the genre. Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo’s former leader Guts(Geffen) lifts 3-2 following the release of deluxe “Spilled” edition, which features four tracks previously unavailable digitally, and a new number.

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