40-year-old ‘Renaissance’ superstar Beyonce has just broken multiple Hot100 records thanks to her latest single ‘Break My Soul.’
The single is currently #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has earned Beyonce the following commendations: i) Beyonce is now the youngest woman over 40 to have a solo #1 hit on the Hot 100. Beyonce therefore joins an elite list that only features: Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, Mariah Carey, and Tina Turner. (ii) Beyonce is the first female artist over 40 this century to have a solo #1 hit with a new song. (iii) Beyonce has also become the second female over 40 to simultaneously top the single and album charts. She joins Madonna (with whom she just released the ‘Break My Soul (Queens Remix))’ on that list. Madonna achieved the same when the ‘Music’ single and album reigned at #1 in September 2000.