Beyoncé Proves Ability To ‘Break The Net’ With A No.1 Hit On Apple’s Country Charts Alongside Verizon Ad 

BY Abena Dzaka February 17, 2024 8:11 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @Beyoncé

Beyoncé teamed up with Verizon to demonstrate her ability to “break the internet with some mid-game surprises of two new country songs from her new album,” even though the main focus was about Usher’s plays at the Super Bowl 2024 (NFL championship).

Shortly after Usher’s spectacular halftime Show, Beyoncé shocked fans by appearing in a Verizon commercial.

In the now-viral advertisement, Bey does everything she can to “break the internet” and take down Verizon’s 5G network, including performing in the stratosphere.

However, it’s all in vain but not until Bey breaks the fourth wall in the last seconds of the commercial, saying, “Okay, they’re ready. Put down the new tunes!”

The event has been the talk of the town since the league’s big day, especially when combined with Usher’s R&B-heavy Super Bowl halftime show.

The big game in Las Vegas attracted attention from football fans, celebrities, and other famous people, but the commercials were a major draw for viewers. Throughout the match, consumers eagerly watched as brands like Verizon, Temu, Dunkin’, and E.L.F. Beauty pulled out all the stops.

Bey’s declaration turned out to be much more than just a publicity stunt because it was made at the same time as the unexpected release of two new singles and a new album believed to be on the way.

Beyoncé’s next album, titled Act II after 2022’s first act, RENAISSANCE, has not yet been named, but based on her first two singles that came out right after the commercial, Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages, it sounds like a traditional country record. Records say the album will be out on March 29.

Apple Music feels comfortable listing Beyoncé’s new singles as country music, despite the ongoing debate about what genre to assign them.

Bey was able to reach a very significant Milestone and swiftly soar through the US Country charts on the streaming platform thanks to that. Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages came in at No. 2 and 3, respectively, on the Apple Music charts as of Wednesday, the former held a spot on Spotify’s Global Top 100 on Tuesday making Bey the first black woman to ever reach the top of Apple Music’s Country chart with her songs.