Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” Clinches The No. 1 Spot In U.K.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” soars to the top of the charts, giving Beyoncé her first No. 1 in the United Kingdom in 14 years.

After making its No. 9 debut the week before, the country-infused single soars to the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart, which was released on Friday, February 23. Beyonce’s sixth U.K. No. 1 single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” is taken from her upcoming album Renaissance Act II (via Columbia/Parkwood Ent), which is scheduled to be released on March 29.

The last one was “Telephone,” a Lady Gaga collaboration that Beyoncé turned into a chart-topping hit back in March 2010. Prior to that, the Houston singer achieved number one hits with “If I Were a Boy” from 2008, “Beautiful Liar” featuring Shakira in 2007, “Déjà vu” featuring Jay Z in 2006, and “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay Z in 2003.

Beyoncé, a member of Destiny’s Child, achieved two U.K. No. 1 singles as a member of the group: “Independent Women” (2000) and “Survivor” (2001). In the UK, where techno, pop, rock, hip-hop, and independent music usually predominate, country music is “undergoing something of a resurgence” after breakthroughs in 2023 by Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen, and now a No. 1 with “Texas Hold ‘Em,” according to the OCC.

Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” (Warner Records) is the runner-up on the most recent tally, up 3-2 for a new chart peak. Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” (Atlantic) rounds out the podium, up 4-3, also for a top position.

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