Billboard announced Beyoncé’s song Texas Hold ‘Em debuted at No. 1. Her accomplishment is also one for the history books. Read on to find out more!

Beyoncé Goes Country

Billboard revealed on Feb. 20 that Beyoncé just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country chart!

The 42-year-old recently announced two new singles, Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages, following her Super Bowl commercial. Texas Hold ‘Em debuted at #1 on Billboard’s country chart, while 16 Carriages entered at #9.

Beyoncé Texas Hold ‘Em Billboard Top 100

The article also revealed that the 42-year-old icon is the first woman to top both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts “since the lists began as all-encompassing genre song charts in October 1958.” The only other artists that have this accomplishment are Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, Morgan Wallen, and Ray Charles.

In a related article, PEOPLE noted how Beyoncé is also the first black woman to have a #1 song on the country music chart.

Beyoncé Country Controversy

Last week KYKC, an Oklahoma-based country radio station caused controversy after they said they would not play Beyoncé’s new country songs. After sparking backlash for the decision, with accusations of racism, the station reversed its decision and began playing Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages.

We have nothing against Beyoncé,” Roger Harris, who oversees the station as the general manager of South Central Oklahoma Radio Enterprises said in a statement about the incident, “and we wish her all the best in her foray into country music” (as noted here).

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