According To Beyoncé, She Wants To Focus On “Breaking Down Barriers” And Supporting New Artists Rather Than “Charts And Sales”

Beyoncé recently reiterated her focus on artistry over chart success, emphasizing her goal of breaking barriers and supporting new artists. Her commitment to creating impactful music was highlighted by her successful country music album, “Cowboy Carter,” which celebrated Black origins in the genre. Beyoncé’s collaboration with emerging Black artists has led to their chart success, showcasing her dedication to uplifting talent. “When you are breaking down barriers, not everyone is ready and open for a shift. But when I see Shaboozey tearing the charts up and all the beautiful female country singers flying to new heights, inspiring the world, that is exactly what motivates me,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “There was a time in my life when charts and sales excited and motivated me. Once you have challenged yourself and poured every ounce of your life, your pain, your growth, and your dreams into your art, it’s impossible to go backward,” Beyoncé added. “I’m very grateful and humbled for the extraordinary success of the new album.”

As a fan, how do you measure the success of a song or album? Is it charts and data or is it impact?