Despite folks attempting to make their way into “Club Renaissance” ahead of its official premiere, Beyoncé has once again outdone herself on the music charts!
The Houston native has completely restructured the music industry thanks to her two solo albums prior to her seventh studio album, “Renaissance.” From introducing the world to the format of a “suprise drop” through her 2013 self-titled album and 2016’s “Lemonade” being a visual and audio masterpiece, Beyoncé is the bar and she is reminding the world of it in her latest album.
Although this project has not come equipped with visuals just yet, “Renaissance” opened at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, which equals to roughly 332,000 sales in the U.S. market. The “Love on Top” crooner beat out all early predictions surrounding her album, and she doesn’t stop there.
She is also dominating the Hot 100 with her first single from the album, “Break My Soul.” It is her first song to chart the Billboard flagship singles chart since her iconic “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It” broke records in late 2008 and early 2009.
“Renaissance” celebrates Black house music in a way like never before, and prompts listeners to get on their feet to dance in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyoncé really made this album for the club. No matter how much you love ‘Renaissance’, you are going to love this at least five times more if you hear the album or any of its songs in the club. It goes so crazy 😭
— Desmond who is famously gay (@vincentdesmond_) July 30, 2022
“It is consciously steeped in dance-music history, cannily embracing decades of samples and sounds: the 1970s disco of Donna Summer and Chic, Jamaican dancehall, internet-speed hyper pop,” said Times journalist Michaelangelo Matos. “She chose collaborators, references, and even specific keyboard sounds that pay homage to club-land memories while making her own 21st-century statement.”
According to the Rolling Stone, “Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has been the world’s greatest living entertainer.”
All sixteen tracks from the album are within the top 21 songs on Apple Music and the debut broke a new Spotify record with more than 43 million streams.
It looks like Queen Bey’s spot on the throne remains as the world continues to revel in her artistry from “Renaissance.”