Beyoncé's COWBOY CARTER outselling rest of Top 5 as TEXAS HOLD 'EM plots Number 1 return

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM set for Number 1 return as JOLENE and II MOST WANTED eye Top 10 debuts

Saddle up! Beyoncé is currently outselling the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 5, as COWBOY CARTER tracks for Number 1. 

The superstar’s eighth studio album, COWBOY CARTER looks set to become Beyoncé’s fifth solo record to reach the summit, predicted to join Dangerously In Love (2003), 4 (2011), Lemonade (2016) and RENAISSANCE (2022) in her tally of UK chart-toppers. 

As a member of Destiny’s Child, alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Beyoncé boasts another Number 1 LP; 2001’s Survivor

And that's not all! In a stunning show of true pop dominance, Queen Bey is also hoping TEXAS HOLD ‘EM will bounce back to Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart later this week.

Boosted, of course, by the release of its parent album COWBOY CARTER, TEXAS HOLD ‘EM is on course to ascend to the top of the Official Singles Chart for a fifth non-consecutive week. 

Two more COWBOY CARTER tracks could also impact the Top 10; Bey’s take on Dolly Parton’s classic JOLENE (5) and II MOST WANTED (8), a duet with Miley Cyrus.  

Beyonce COWBOY CARTER album cover

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Official Albums Chart

Oxford rock outfit Ride could celebrate a career-best this week, with Interplay expecting a Number 2 debut. The seventh studio collection from Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Steve Queralt and Loz Colbert looks to become their highest-charting record across a career spanning 36 years. Interplay could out-peak Ride’s 1992 LP Going Blank Again and 1994’s Carnival Of Light, both of which reached Number 5. 

Heaven :x: Hell, the eighth and final studio album from Canadian rockers Sum 41, is on course to become their highest-charting record in 23 years this week (10). The group – Deryck Whibley, Dave Baksh, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker and Frank Zummo – last saw Top 10 success with 2001 debut All Killer, No Filler (7). 

SELF HELL, the sixth studio collection from Sheffield-formed metalcore group While She Sleeps, could earn the band their fifth UK Top 40 LP this week (18). Previously, While She Sleeps enjoyed Top 40 success with 2012’s This Is The Six (27), 2015 release Brainwashed (29), 2017’s You Are We (8) and 2019 album SO WHAT? (21). 

BTS member j-hope (born Jung Ho-seok) eyes his first-ever solo Top 40 album in the UK with HOPE ON THE STREET VOL.1 this week (20). Featuring collaborations with the likes of BTS bandmate Jung Kook (i wonder…) and benny blanco and Nile Rodgers (lock / unlock), the record follows j-hope’s 2022 debut Jack In The Box (67). 

And finally, Sheryl Crow looks to claim her 11th Top 40 record with 12th studio release Evolution (30). The Missouri-born singer-songwriter last saw Top 40 success with 2019 LP Threads (10). 


Official Singles Chart

British-Cypriot DJ Artemas’s i like the way you kiss me is on track to lift up six places week-on-week, it would become his first-ever Top 10 single (7). 

Outside of the Top 10, Irish DJ duo NewEra are so close to seeing Birds In The Sky fly into the Top 20 for the first time (19), while Jungle’s Back on 74 could hit a brand-new Number 23 peak following a viral resurgence. It previously peaked at Number 25 last year. 

The Blessed Madonna & Clementine Douglas are looking to jump up 15 spots with Happier (25), while Benson Boone’s Slow It Down - the follow-up to UK Number 1 single Beautiful Things – edges closer to entering the Top 20 (26).  

Rudimental, Skepsis, Charlotte Plank and Riko Dan are expected to reach a new peak with Green & Gold (28), while US TikTok sensation Mark Ambor is predicted to score his first UK Top 40 single on Friday with Belong Together (29). 

Jax Jones & Zoe WeesNever Be Lonely could finally crack the Top 40, following a viral remix featuring Cascada (37) and, finally, Meghan Trainor’s team-up with T-Pain, Been Like This, could rise 11 (39). 

See the full Official Albums Chart Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

See the full Official Singles Chart Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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This entire album, Cowboy Carter, is Trailblazing! Every last time I listen I get a new favorite! ❤️ Show your cards Beyoncé!!




Music´s so lucky of having her. Legend




Glad to see Beyoncé back at the top again and the continued resurgence for 'Back On 74'! 😊