Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ Live Album Debuts in Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Top 5


Beyoncé returns to the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as Homecoming: The Live Album starts at No. 4 on the ranking dated April 27.

The LP, which largely consists of the diva’s landmark 2018 Coachella set, arrived March 17 in conjunction with a Netflix special that documented the performance. Homecoming earned 38,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 18, according to Nielsen Music — notably, with only two days of activity contributing to the latest tracking week.

Homecoming is Beyoncé’s ninth top 10 set on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and surpasses Live at Wembley as her best showing for a live album. Wembley, which documented a London show of her 2003 Dangerously in Love Tour, reached No. 8 in April 2004.

With Homecoming crossing into the top 10 club, here’s a rundown of Beyonce’s divine nine solo projects that have reached the tier on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Dangerously in Love, No. 1 (one week), July 12, 2003
Live at Wembley, No. 8, May 15, 2004
B’Day, No. 1 (two), Sept. 23, 2006
I Am…Sasha Fierce, No. 1 (two), Dec. 6, 2008
4, No. 1 (five), July 16, 2011
Beyoncé, No. 1 (10), Dec. 28, 2013
Beyoncé: More Only (EP), No. 3, Dec. 13, 2014
Lemonade, No. 1 (10), May 14, 2016
Homecoming: The Live Album, No. 4, April 27, 2019

Further, the album Everything Is Love, billed to The Carters (the husband-and-wife team of JAY-Z and Beyoncé) spent one week at No. 1 in 2017. 

In addition to the live material, Homecoming includes a full-length version of “I Been On” and a cover of “Before I Let Go,” by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The latter kicks off at No. 17 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales with 3,000 sold in the week ending April 18 and becomes her 50th career entry on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with its No. 45 debut.