Shaboozey Makes History as “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” Hits No. 1

Shaboozey at the BET Awards in June 2024
Shaboozey at the BET Awards in June 2024. Photo by John Salangsang/Shutterstock (14563071ha)

After steadily climbing up the charts for two months, Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” finally hit No. 1, making history along the way. It’s the first song by a Black male artist to top both the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs chart, and the second overall after Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”.

“A Bar Song (Tipsy)” was released back in April, as one of the singles from his album Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going. It’s been steadily climbing up the chart for almost two months and went platinum in the US with 2,000,000 certified units.

After sitting in the top ten for a week and peaking at No. 2, “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” finally reached new heights during its latest week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It soared to No. 1 with 60 million radio airplay audience impressions, 44.8 million official streams, and 23,000 copies sold.

“A Bar Song (Tipsy)” is Shaboozey’s first song to ever hit No. 1, and this is just one of many firsts. It’s also the first song to ever go to the top ten on all four Billboard radio charts: Country Airplay, Pop Airplay, Adult Pop Airplay, and Rhythmic Airplay, reaching crossover success. Shaboozey is also the first male Black artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs chart, and second overall to achieve this feat following Beyoncé with “Texas Hold ‘Em”.