Beyonce’s new album Renaissance has broken a streaming record and has hit the global charts.
The album has debuted atop the Billboard Hot 200 chart in the US and has been crowned the biggest debut by a woman with 332,000 units shifted.
Beyonce is the only female artist to have all her albums debut at No.1.
The album also topped charts in the UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, South Africa, and Brazil.
‘Renaissance’ is now the most-streamed album on Spotify in a single day by a female artist in 2022.
In a letter posted on Beyonce.com, she wrote: “We did it!!!
“Thank you so much for your love and support. Nothing made me happier than seeing a club full of people sing every single word to every song from top to bottom.
“This was years of experimentation. This was years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears… I’m thankful that it was received and understood.”
She continued: “Thank you to my beautiful team for your heart and grind.
“Thank you to all the brilliant collaborators and musicians, composers, and everyone involved in creating this piece of art.
“And thank you to the absolute best fans on the planet. I’m grateful to be loved by you.” She signed off the post: “I love y’all deep. B.”
‘Renaissance’ is the first part of a trilogy.