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Beyoncé makes history as she tops country-music chart

Beyoncé’s country music looks like it’s gonna stick around, ’round, ’round, ’round, ’round.The “Break My Soul” singer empirically put to rest the debate about her inclusion in the genre when she made chart history Tuesday. Her twangy new singles “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages” debuted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, with the line dance challenge-inspiring “Texas Hold ’Em” holding up the No. 1 position and “16 Carriages” riding into the No. 9 spot of the Feb. 24 chart, which is based on streaming, airplay and…

Apple iPhones lead the chart

For the first time, Apple secured seven out of 10 spots in the best-selling smartphones in 2023. From number 1 to number 7, the company’s iPhones secured these spots, followed by entry-level Samsung Galaxy A phones.This chart comes from Counterpoint Research’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker, which says the combined market share of the top 10 smartphones in 2023 reached the highest ever at 20%, up from 19% in 2022. With that, Apple’s iPhone 14 was the best-selling smartphone in 2023, with the US and…

Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country songs chart with Texas Hold ‘Em | Beyoncé

Beyoncé has become the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, after her track Texas Hold ‘Em debuted at No 1.In a genre whose relationship to Black artists has often proved controversial, the track marked one of several historical achievements when weekly chart rankings refreshed on Tuesday.Texas Hold ‘Em – released simultaneously with the single 16 Carriages in a surprise album announcement during the Super Bowl – is Beyoncé’s first time topping the country charts.It has also made her the second…

Beyonce and ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ Debut on Billboard Country Airplay Chart

The performer's latest single lands her on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart for the first time in her career Beyoncé and her latest single “Texas Hold ‘Em” have made their country chart debut on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, the publication announced on Friday. The track marks Beyoncé’s debut on that chart more than two decades into her career. The Country Airplay chart accounts exclusively for radio play. As soon as Beyoncé released the country-influenced “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16

This chart shows why heat pumps are still hot in the US

Heat pumps have been around for decades, but the technology has been experiencing a clear moment in the sun in recent years, with global sales increasing by double digits in both 2021 and 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Heat pumps were featured on MIT Technology Review’s 2024 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies.  Sales fell by nearly 17% in 2023 in the US, one of the technology’s largest markets, according to new data from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. The…

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas races to the top of bestseller chart | Books

The story of a half fairy, half human woman has gripped UK book buyers this week, as a novel about the hybrid heroine shot to the top of the bestseller chart.House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas, the third book in the Crescent City series featuring Bryce Quinlan, has become the third fastest-selling science fiction and fantasy title since records began since its publication on 30 January.House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas. Photograph: BloomsburyMaas sold 44,761 copies of the new title in the week of its…

Bite me! How Apple’s download chart became a new battleground for pop – and politics | Music

Over 20 years after its launch, Apple’s online music store has found a surprising new life – as a battleground for online turf wars. Last week, at least five songs rose to the upper reaches of the Apple Music (formerly iTunes) download charts, powered by different internet factions. Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion fans waged war against each other as foot soldiers in the rappers’ feud; Britney Spears fans mass-bought the singer’s years-old songs Liar and Selfish as a way to troll her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake,…

Haunt: Netflix viewers ‘terrified’ by obscure horror movie that’s shot to top of film chart

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeHaunt, an obscure 2019 horror movie, has shot to the top of Netflix’s UK film chart – and viewers are declaring it “terrifying”.The movie is currently sitting at the top of the chart, beating Netflix originals including the animated film Orion and the Dark and the Kevin Hart thriller Lift. It’s also beating the far starrier action movie Ambulance, with Jake Gyllenhaal, which arrived on…

Introducing the Quad-Tile Chart & Squaremap: Squarify Your Data

Learn about Quad-Tile Charts and create your own with PythonContinue reading on Towards Data Science » Learn about Quad-Tile Charts and create your own with PythonContinue reading on Towards Data Science » FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the…

Chart toppers of 17th century revived by historians and musicians | Heritage

The music industry was hungry for hits and churned out songs in their thousands – love songs, sad songs, jokey songs, patriotic songs.There were songs about servants and kings, beggars and pirates, kidnappers and ghosts. There were songs about bloody battles and agonising deaths. There was a song about a Scot incinerated by a divine thunderbolt because he tried to seduce his sister.Welcome to the chart toppers of the 17th-century – ballads that caught the public imagination and enriched England’s embryonic music…