At this point, even JAY-Z is making better music because of her. The evolution of pop hits can be truly astounding. Does any of that make sense to you? And would it shock you that her newest chart-topper is the least essential thing on this list? The effusive minimalism of this wordy soundtrack vamp was instantly memorable and would be a signature earworm for almost any other pop star.
4. ‘Check on It’
We're talking, of course, about the surprise release of her self-titled fifth studio album, a sumptuous visual and auditory feast composed entirely in strict secrecy before Queen Bey unleashed it on the world all at once, with no prior announcement or promotion at all, on December 13, as an iTunes Store exclusive. Not only did the track visual album establish the notion that Bey was an artist truly in a league of her own, able to command such rigid and, frankly, remarkable secrecy from everyone else invited to work on the ambitious project while proving she needed to play the exhausting promo game no longer, but it also made the very concept of the album exciting again. What's more, it also inspired the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry two months later to announce Friday as the new global record release day, changed from Monday. Her impact! And when we put the list together, we were shocked to discover how few came from this last decade. Shocked, we tell you!
And Beyonce is barely in her 30s. Do the math and you realize she was on the charts at an age when most kids were going to the high school prom. In celebration of her 32nd birthday, we've ranked Queen Bey's top 30 Billboard hits. The chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot Songs are ranked using an inverse point system, with weeks at No. The "Destiny Fulfilled" highlight spent 19 weeks on the Hot as one of the group's final singles in