‘Lemonade’ could be a record-breaker
Beyoncé is on the verge of becoming the only artist with six consecutive chart-toping albums.
Billboard are predicting that the popstar’s latest record, ‘Lemonade’, go straight to the top of the US album chart on May 1. If it does, it would be the sixth time that Beyoncé has reached No. 1 in a row, setting a new record.
‘Lemonade’ is currently on track to earn over 550,000 equivalent album units from streams alone in the week ending April 28, with 450,000 or more coming from traditional album sales.
Beyoncé’s last album debuted at No.1 in 2013, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with their first five studio albums. Only two other acts have managed the same feat: rapper DMX and folk group The Kingston Trio.
The ‘Formation’ star has also previously scored No. 1’s on the Billboard 200 chart with ‘4’ (in 2011), ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ (2008), ‘B’Day’ (2006) and ‘Dangerously In Love’ (2003).
The singer launched her world tour in Miami yesterday (April 27), playing new material for the first time since she released ‘Lemonade’ at the weekend. Jay Z was in attendance at Marlins Park for the gig, which saw Beyoncé debut new songs ‘Sorry’, ‘Hold Up’, ‘All Night, ‘6 Inch’, ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’, ‘Daddy Lessons’ and ‘Freedom’. Lead single ‘Formation’ was the first song of a 37-song set.
Meanwhile, Rita Ora has been forced forced to take to Twitter after Beyoncé fans linked her with allegations of infidelity hinted at on her new visual album.