Beyoncé breaks chart record as every ‘Lemonade’ track reaches Top 100

The first time a female has charted more than 12 songs at the same time

Beyonce released her surprise album ‘Lemonade’ on April 24 and has broken the billboard chart record, with every track reaching the top 100.

It’s the first time a female has had more than 12 tracks in the top 100 at the same time. Taylor Swift previously held the record in 2010 with 11 tracks in the top 100, during her ‘Speak Now’ cycle.

The highest-charting song is ‘Formation’ at number 10, with the lowest track Forward’ reaching number 63. ‘Sorry,’ ‘Hold Up,’ and ‘6 Inch’ follow at number 11, number 13, and number 18, giving her four Top 20 singles.


The packed guest-list on the album includes Kendrick Lamar on ‘Freedom’, James Blake on ‘Forward’, The Weeknd on ‘6 Inch’ (which samples Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls’) and Jack White on ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’.

The rock connection on the album runs deep with Father John Misty and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig listed as writers on ‘Hold Up’, which samples Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ song ‘Maps’.

Meanwhile OutKast’s ‘SpottieOttieDopaliscious’ is sampled on ‘All Night’. Led Zeppelin song ‘When The Levee Breaks’ is sampled on Jack White-featuring sampled ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’.

‘Lemonade’ marks Beyoncé’s sixth solo album and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, which was released in a similar surprise fashion.