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Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to claim top spot on Billboard's country music chart

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé is making history once again: The superstar singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s country music chart. The singer achieved the feat after her new single “Texas Hold ’Em” reached No. 1 on the country airplay chart this week. She dropped the song on Super Bowl Sunday along with her other single “16 Carriages,” which debuted at No. 9 on the same chart. Both songs are expected to be included on Beyoncé’s upcoming, country-themed album, which she's referred to as “act ii,” on March 29. It’s a follow-up offering to her 2022 album ”“Renaissance” that’s frequently referred to as “Act I: Renaissance.”