Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” Makes Strong Debut on Billboard Charts

After only three days of monitoring, Beyoncé’s new single “Break My Soul” enters at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 list for the week of June 27.

It is Beyoncé’s sixth-highest solo debut on this chart and her seventh overall, after “Walk On Water” with Eminem. In December 2017, that duet, taken from his Revival album, debuted at No. 14.

“Formation,” the lead song from Lemonade, is Beyoncé’s greatest Hot 100 debut, debuting at No. 10 during the May 14, 2016, tracking week.

Beyoncé’s other Hot 100 debut highlights include: “Sorry” (No. 11, May 14, 2016); “Ring The Alarm” (No. 12, Sept. 23, 2006); “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay Z (No. 12; Jan. 04, 2014); and “Hold Up” (No. 13, May 14, 2016).

The-Dream and Tricky Stewart co-produced “Break My Soul,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Sales list. It’s her sixth number-one single, and it’ll be followed by “Black Parade” in 2020. She achieved this accomplishment for the first time in April 2007 with “Beautiful Liar,” a duet with Shakira.

“Break My Soul” also charted at No. 1 in Dance/Electronic Digital Songs Sales, No. 4 in Hot R&B Songs, No. 10 in R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, and No. 17 in Adult R&B Airplay.

“Break My Soul” is the lead song from Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, Renaissance, which is set to be released on July 29 through Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The 16-track collection comes after Beyoncé’s previous solo album, Lemonade, landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in May 2016.

Beyoncé released several projects between Renaissance and Lemonade, including Everything Is Love, a collaboration album with her husband Jay Z under the alias The Carters. In 2019, she also released Homecoming: The Live Album and The Lion King: The Gift.

Beyoncé was nominated for Best Original Song for “Be Alive” at both the 79th Golden Globes and the 94th Academy Awards earlier this year. The song is taken from the soundtrack of the award-winning film King Richard.