Beyonce Earns Her Sixth Hot 100 No. 1 as a Solo Artist With ‘Perfect’
Billboard reports that on the chart dated Dec. 23, the song lands in the No. 1 spot, fueled largely by first week sales for duet version of the Sheeran song. The song was first featured on Sheeran's latest album, Divide, and the duets version dropped at the end of November. In its first full tracking week, ending Dec. 7, the song sold 181,000 downloads, up 202 percent, according to Nielsen Music.
Although she didn't release an album in 2017, it's been a big year for Bey. In addition to her latest accomplishment, she recently tied Mariah Carey for the third most top 10s by a woman on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Bey's recent collaboration with Eminem on his new single, "Walk on Water" debuted at No. 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after its Nov. 10 release. The track gave Beyoncé her 27th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, according to Billboard, helping her surpass Whitney Houston and Nicki Minaj.
The superstar's most recent feat comes after news that she's now the highest paid woman in music for 2017. According to Forbes, Bey pulled in $105 million pre-tax this year, mostly off the mega success of her Formation World Tour, which was in support of her outstanding album, Lemonade. Most of the tour earnings fell into the list's scoring period, and the tour grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. The runner-up wasn't even a close second—with Adele landing in the spot with $69 million.