Busy Beyoncé Breaks Billboard Record with ‘Lemonade,’ Invests in Watermelon Water


Believe it or not, Beyoncé — she of Lemonade and the pioneering surprise visual album drop — hasn’t had a No. 1 song since 2008’s “Single Ladies.” She still doesn’t have one of those, but she’s got 12 tracks in the Billboard Hot 100, which is an entirely different, definitely better accomplishment. It is, according to Billboard (and they would know!) the first time a female artist has had 12 tracks or more on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Taylor Swift previously held the record at 11, which means that Beyoncé showed her up twice this week: first at the Met Gala, then on the charts.

This news comes on the heels of Lemonade‘s entry into the Billboard 200, where it took the top spot with more than 650,000 albums sold. So, while Beyoncé hasn’t had a No. 1 song in a while, this is her sixth No. 1 album. As for the specific tracks and their spots, well, here is a breakdown:

No. 10: “Formation” No. 11: “Sorry” No. 13: “Hold Up” No. 18: “6 Inch,” featuring The Weeknd No. 28: “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” featuring Jack White No. 35: “Freedom,” featuring Kendrick Lamar No. 37: “Pray You Catch Me” No. 38: “All Night” No. 41: “Daddy Lessons” No. 43: “Sandcastles” No. 47: “Love Drought” No. 63: “Forward,” featuring James Blake

So, now that Beyoncé has all this money, what’s she going to do with it? Well, apparently she’s gonna invest it — specifically, in watermelon water. The brand is called WTRMLN WTR because vowels are for haters (“I vowel on my haters”), and this is what Beyoncé had to say, according to Forbes (and a representative):

“I invested in WTRMLN WTR because it’s the future of clean, natural hydration; as partners, we share a simple mission to deliver accessible wellness to the world. This is more than an investment in a brand, it’s an investment in female leaders, fitness, American farmers, and the health of people and our planet.”

The only question now is whether or not watermelon water tastes good when mixed with lemonade? Probably.