Charts, sales no longer motivate me — Beyoncé

…expresses gratitude for the success of her latest album ‘Carboy Carter’.

By Kachi Ekile

Renowned American songstress Beyoncé has shared that charts and sales are no longer motivators in her music career.

In a recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter, the A-list celeb hinted at the importance of challenging oneself, with pain and growth fusing to go into art. For her, there is no going back at that point.

“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.

“I’m very grateful and humbled for the extraordinary success of the new album,” she said.

Beyoncé, who stepped out of her comfort zone with her decision to venture into country music, received criticism when she announced the project.

Addressing the backlash in a statement shared in March 2024, she disclosed that the musical work was born out of a time when she felt unwelcome.

“This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t.

“But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history,” part of the statement reads.

 

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