Beyoncé’s Has Two New Singles Texas Hold ’Em and 16 Carriages

Written by on 16 February, 2024

Beyoncé stole the show after the Super Bowl this past Sunday (February 11) when she dropped a pair of new singles. The superstar shared both “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” just after the big game, and the pair of cuts immediately went viral. Millions of fans and curious listeners began streaming and buying the tracks, and while they’re both performing well, one has emerged as the clear winner.

At the moment, it seems that “Texas Hold ‘Em” is the more popular of Beyoncé’s two new singles. The track is winning when it comes to both sales and streams, at least for the time being.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” currently sits at No. 1 on the iTunes U.S. chart, and the song has held there for nearly a day. While “16 Carriages” also got a turn atop the ranking of the bestselling tracks in America on one of the most important download platforms, it hasn’t spent nearly as much time in first place as its competitor. “16 Carriages” is comfortable in the runner-up run on iTunes.

The same single is also winning when it comes to Spotify. “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuts on the platform’s list of the most-streamed songs in the U.S. at No. 2. In its first full day of availability (Monday, February 12), the tune racked up 2.254 million listens.

Beyoncé only missed scoring a No. 1 on the Spotify chart by a single space. She was held back from running the show by Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign. The two, who recently formed a superduo named ¥$, keep their song “Carnival” atop the ranking of the most popular tunes in the U.S. on the world’s biggest streaming site. That cut is the breakout win from their first joint album, Vultures 1.

“16 Carriages” also earns a lofty debut on the Spotify U.S. chart, but it didn’t perform nearly as well as “Texas Hold ‘Em” did in the same timeframe. The other track released as part of the double single launches at No. 16–a very appropriate starting point for the title. “16 Carriages” earned 980,000 streams in its first day.

These are very early days for both “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” but based on only the first day of tracking activity, it seems like both songs are headed for the Billboard charts in about a week. Where they will land–and on what specific rankings–is yet to be seen, but there’s a good chance that both will become hits, if at least for a moment. Between the two, it’s clear that the public is loving “Texas Hold ‘Em” most, so that track may become the bigger smash upon its arrival.

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