Nostalgic News: B’Day tops the US charts eight years ago today


On September 23rd in 2006, Beyoncé topped the US album charts for a second time with her sophomore album, B’Day. Unlike her debut, Dangerously in Love, it didn’t reach the top spot in the UK, however it’s since been certified platinum both here and in the US.

B’Day spawned seven singles, including the UK number ones ‘Déjà Vu’ (which features her hubby Jay-Z) and ‘Beautiful Liar’ featuring Shakira.

Released to coincide with Beyoncé’s 25th birthday, the album was a critical success receiving generally positive reviews and a host of awards nominations. Among these were five Grammy nominations (which is resulted in a single win for ‘Best Contemporary R&B Album’) and an Ivor Novello award for Best-Selling British Single (for ‘Beautiful Liar’).

Eight years on, B’Day has sold over eight million copies worldwide.


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