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Beyoncé & JAY-Z Sued For Copyright Infringement Over ‘Break My Soul’

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are facing a lawsuit because of Beyoncé’s song “Break My Soul.” Some people claim they used parts of a song called “Release A Wiggle” from 2002 by a group called Da Showstoppaz. They also say that Big Freedia’s song “Explode” was sampled in “Break My Soul” without permission. Da Showstoppaz, which includes Tessa Avie, Keva Bourgeois, Henri Braggs, and Brian Clark, say their unique music was used without their okay, and they didn’t get credit or payment for it. They want money and recognition for their work.

In other news, Beyoncé’s album “COWBOY CARTER,” released in March, has now got over 1 billion listens on Spotify. It’s been a big hit since it came out, reaching the top of the Billboard 200 chart in its first week with 407,000 copies sold. This was the biggest sales week of 2024 at that time.

Even though Taylor Swift’s new album has sold more since then, Beyoncé’s album is still doing really well. 23 out of the album’s 27 songs also made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This makes Beyoncé one of only 17 artists, and just the third woman, to have over 100 songs on the Hot 100 chart since it started in 1958.

Former chart-topping songs from “COWBOY CARTER” are still making waves. “Texas Hold ‘Em” is holding strong at No. 2, followed by “II Most Wanted” featuring Miley Cyrus at No. 6, and Beyoncé’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” at No. 7.

Other hits from the album are also making moves, with ten more songs breaking into the Top 50. This includes the collaboration with Post Malone, “Levii’s Jeans,” the track “Bodyguard,” and a cover of The Beatles’ classic “Blackbird.”

In addition to musical success, “Cowboy Carter” has had a notable impact on Levi Strauss & Co. Following the album’s release, the American clothing company changed its Instagram name to match the song title, “Levii’s Jeans.” This move coincided with a significant spike in their stock, which surged by 20% on April 4, according to CBS News.

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