Thursday, July 18, 2024

Beyonce Loses Control of the Singles Chart as Benson Boone, Future, Hozier Knock Her off Number 1


The pop audience is indeed fickle.

After just a few days, Beyonce has lost control of the iTunes singles chart.

Although she’s set to sell around 400,000 copies this week of “Cowboy Carter,” which is still number 1, it’s tough sledding for individual tracks.

For a couple of days Beyonce held onto the top 4 tracks on the iTunes chart. But now she’s been kicked to number 3 by two usurpers.

The number 1 song is “Beautiful Things” by upstart Benson Boone. He’s the “American Idol” deserter who went indie and became an overnight sensation. Number 2 is “Like That” from Future, Metro Boomin, and Kendrick Lamar.

Beyonce is even having an issue on the Spotify Daily US chart. She a few singles scattered about, but none above number 7. The number 1 song is Hozier’s “Too Sweet,” which is pretty good and could become bigger this summer. “Too Sweet” actually starts with an instrumental introduction and has an instrumental break.

Very old school!

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.

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