Beyoncé Announces ‘Cowboy Carter’ as Act II Album Title


In a move that surprised and excited fans worldwide, Beyoncé has officially unveiled the title of her highly anticipated country album: Act II: Cowboy Carter. The announcement came through a subtle but impactful update to her Instagram bio, stirring anticipation for what promises to be another groundbreaking musical endeavor.

Set to drop on March 29 under the banner of Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, Cowboy Carter marks a significant departure from Beyoncé’s previous works, showcasing her unparalleled versatility as an artist. To complement the album’s release, Beyoncé is offering eight limited editions for pre-order on her official website, ranging from CD box sets to vinyl editions in various colors.

The album’s lead single, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” has already made waves in the industry, spending two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its B-side, “16 Carriages,” also made a notable impact, peaking at No. 38 on the same chart. Notably, “Texas Hold ‘Em” made history by debuting at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking a significant milestone for Beyoncé as the first Black woman to achieve this feat.

Cowboy Carter serves as the second installment in Beyoncé’s ambitious three-act project, following the critically acclaimed Act I: Renaissance, released in 2022. The latter soared to the top of the Billboard 200 chart upon its debut, selling 332,000 equivalent units in its first week alone. Additionally, it clinched the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album at the 65th Grammy Awards, cementing Beyoncé’s status as a trailblazer in the music industry.

Supporting the success of Renaissance, Beyoncé embarked on a monumental world tour of the same name, grossing an astonishing $579 million worldwide. Now, as the world eagerly awaits the arrival of Cowboy Carter, anticipation is at an all-time high, with fans eager to witness Beyoncé’s continued evolution and innovation in the realm of music.

Pre-order Act II: Cowboy Carter here.