Bey set the record for the most songs by a female artist to occupy the chart simultaneously
Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade received an overwhelmingly positive reception upon its release just over a week ago — and new information proves that reception translated commercially. Billboard announced Monday that each of Lemonade‘s dozen tracks debuted on the Hot 100 in the week following the album’s release.
“Formation” charted highest of the songs, hitting No. 10 with 174,000 digital sales and 6.5 million U.S. streams. Despite its memorable debut on Super Bowl weekend in February, Lemonade‘s closer had not previously appeared on the chart. “Sorry” nabbed No. 11 with the most streams of a Lemonade track (14.2 million in the U.S.), while “Hold Up” and “6 Inch” reached Nos. 13 and 18, respectively. Lemonade‘s other tracks charted between No. 28 (the Jack White-featuring “Don’t Hurt Yourself”) and No. 63 (the James Blake-produced “Forward”).
Beyoncé’s chart success with Lemonade is also notable because by catapulting a dozen tracks into the Hot 100, she has set the record for the most songs by a female artist to occupy the chart simultaneously. Taylor Swift had previously charted 11 songs on the Hot 100 when she released her third album, Speak Now, in 2010. Justin Bieber holds the record for all acts, which he set late last year when Purpose debuted and 17 of his songs appeared on the chart.
And Lemonade didn’t only make an impression with its songs. Billboard announced Sunday that with 653,000 equivalent album units sold, Beyoncé had scored her sixth consecutive No. 1 album (out of the six she has released) on the Billboard 200.
For more about Lemonade, revisit EW’s A+ review of the album.