Jubilation As Beyoncé Featured A Nigerian, Shaboozey Twice On Her Country Music Album, 'Cowboy Carter' [Video] - Simply Entertainment Reports and Trending Stories


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Jubilation As Beyoncé Featured A Nigerian, Shaboozey Twice On Her Country Music Album, 'Cowboy Carter' [Video]

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The iconic Beyoncé has dropped a highly-anticipated new album, "Act II Cowboy Carter," featuring Nigerian-American singer Collins Chibueze, better known as Shaboozey. The album was released on Friday, March 29, to the excitement of fans worldwide.

Speculation about Beyoncé's venture into country music began when she sported a cowboy hat and leather bolo tie at the 2024 Grammy Awards, hinting at the direction of her new project.

“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,” Beyonce wrote.

The album showcases a diverse range of talents who collaborated with Beyoncé, including songwriters, producers, and singers. Beyoncé made a deliberate effort to feature Black country artists on the album, including the versatile crossover artist Shaboozey. Shaboozey is featured on tracks like "Spaghettii" and "Sweet Honey Buckiin."

Shaboozey, born on May 9, 1995, in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, is known for his unique blend of hip-hop and country music. Besides his music career, he is also a director, with notable works such as "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018) and "Shaboozey: Break the Band" (2018).

His hit single "Let It Burn" has garnered over 8 million streams, showcasing his talent and appeal to a wide audience. Recently, Shaboozey released a music video for his track "Anabelle," ahead of his upcoming album release titled "Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going," scheduled for May 31.

Signed to Empire, Shaboozey has been making waves in Nashville and is considered one of the trailblazing Black artists featured on Beyoncé's new album.

He wrote on his X handle:


See the post and video below:

Beyoncé's album "Act II Cowboy Carter" is the second part of a three-part series, following the release of the "Renaissance" album on July 29, 2022, through her company Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.

The album took Beyoncé five years to make and was inspired by an experience where she didn't feel welcomed in the music industry. She explained, "It was very clear that I wasn't," referring to the challenges she faced. This experience motivated her to delve deeper into her music and create a body of work that reflects her growth and resilience.

“But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive.

“The criticisms I faced when I first entered this genre forced me to propel past the limitations that were put on me. act ii is a result of challenging myself and taking my time to bend and blend genres together to create this body of work.

“This ain’t a Country album. This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album.”

Now, with the album out, fans can immerse themselves in Beyoncé's latest musical journey alongside the talented Shaboozey.

See his videos below:

See reactions from blogger Sliverdam below:

Source: USA Today | Guardian

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