Saturday, June 22, 2024

Pop Fizz: Beyonce Country Song Knocked Off Number 1 on iTunes by 21 Year Old TikTok Star Benson Boone


The pop music world is certainly fickle.

Beyonce dropped her new country single, “Texas Hold ‘Em” during the Grammy Awards three weeks ago. It shot to number 1 immediately.

This morning, “Texas Hold “Em” couldn’t hold ’em off. It’s dropped to number 2 behind Benson Boone’s surprise hit rocker “Beautiful Things.” Her other singe, “16 Carriages,” is already down to number 51.

Boone is a TikTok star who’s just 21 years old. He auditioned for “American Idol” but dropped out because he thought he’d have a bigger career on the social platform. Warner Music signed him, and now he’s on his way.

Meantime, Beyonce has done no actual publicity. She doesn’t do interviews or perform on TV. The Queen Bey is 42 and has no clue what’s going on in the music world. She may not care. She has a great publicist, but you can only lead a horse to water. On the cover of her last album, Beyonce sat almost naked on a clear horse. Maybe it was a sign.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News