Beyoncé's road to pop culture royalty
Beyoncé makes history, again, with new track 'Break My Soul'
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Beyoncé is likely the most well-known singer around the world, and she's one of the few stars who has achieved this legacy through an almost unbelievably clean, uphill trajectory. It seems with each project or performance she outdoes herself, and at this point she really is her only competition at the top. Even in 2021 she broke the record for the most Grammys won by any female artist, as well as any singer ever, with a whopping 28 awards to her name. And she's not even close to being done.
She made us wait since 2016's 'Lemonade' for the arrival of her next and seventh solo album, but it's finally arriving. On June 21, Beyoncé released the first single from her upcoming album 'Renaissance,' and it's a house track that has become an instant hit. 'Break My Soul' runs over four minutes, samples Robin S's 1993 hit 'Show Me Love' and Big Freedia's 'Explode,' and has lyrics that talk about quitting your 9-5 job, which is sure to fuel the dancefloor energy this summer.
Within a couple of weeks of its release, 'Break My Soul' has helped Beyoncé to break yet another record. She has become the first woman in music history to have 20 top 10 titles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Only two other artists have achieved this milestone; Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. Her titles include four No. 1s as a member of Destiny's Child and seven No. 1s as a solo artist.
To celebrate her ongoing success, why not read some interesting facts about Beyoncé's story so far? From her style inspiration to her favorite film, once you're done here you may as well be a part of the Beyhive (if you aren't already).
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