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The Carters (stylized in all caps) are an American musical duo composed of married artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z. They released their first album as the Carters, Everything Is Love, on June 16, 2018. Before formally naming their collaboration, the duo performed together on two world tours, On the Run Tour (2014) and OTR II (2018), and released a number of collaborations. In 2019 the album was certified gold in US and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.[1][2]

The Carters
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The Carters performing together at the On the Run Tour
Background information
Genres
Years active2018–present (2018–present)
Labels
Members

The couple first collaborated in 2002 with "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" from Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.[3] They had their first number one single the next year with "Crazy in Love" from Beyoncé's debut solo album Dangerously in Love.[4]

HistoryEdit

On June 16, 2018, during a concert in London as part of their On the Run II Tour, the Carters premiered the music video for "Apeshit". Following the conclusion of the video, the words "ALBUM OUT NOW" appeared on the screen.[5][6] Everything Is Love was released exclusively on Tidal for streaming and digital download, before being made available across all other platforms.[7][8]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[9]
AUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
GER
[12]
IRE
[13]
NLD
[14]
NZ
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
Everything Is Love
  • Released: June 16, 2018
  • Label: Parkwood, Columbia, UMG, Roc Nation
  • Formats: CD, streaming, digital download
2 6 4 23 10 4 12 5 5

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[19]
US
R&B/HH

[20]
AUS
[21]
CAN
[22]
IRE
[23]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[24]
UK
[17]
"Apeshit" 2018 13 9 51 24 33 59 69 33 Everything Is Love
"Summer" 84 42 96
"Friends" 2019 99
"Heard About Us"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US[28] US
R&B/HH
[29]
"Salud!" 2018 Everything Is Love (Tidal exclusive)
"Boss" 2019 77 38 Everything Is Love
"713" [A] [B]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[32]
US
R&B/HH
[33]
UK
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"Nice"
(solo or featuring Pharrell Williams)
2018 95 48 Everything Is Love
"Black Effect" [C]
"LoveHappy" [D] [E]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes

  1. ^ "713" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but reached number 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 extension chart.[30]
  2. ^ "713" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but reached number 2 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles extension chart.[31]
  3. ^ "Black Effect" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
  4. ^ "LoveHappy" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
  5. ^ "LoveHappy" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but reached number 15 on the Hot R&B Songs extension chart.[34]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Work Nomination Result
2018 BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards [35][36] Themselves Best International Group Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards[37] Everything Is Love Album of the Year Won
"Apeshit" Song of the Year Won
Best Collaboration Won
BreakTudo Awards[38] Everything Is Love Album of the Year Nominated
Clio Awards[39] "Apeshit" Best Music Video Won
Camerimage Awards[40] Best Music Video Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Music Video Nominated
iHeartRadio MMVAs[41] "Apeshit" Fan Fave Video Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Themselves Best Hip Hop Artist or Group Nominated
Los 40 Music Awards[42] "Apeshit" International Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards[43] Best Video Nominated
Themselves Best Live Act Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards[44] "Apeshit" Video of the Year Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Best Art Direction Won
Best Choreography Nominated
Best Cinematography Won
Best Direction Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards Rhythm & Bars Award Nominated
UK Music Video Awards[45] Best International Urban Video Nominated
2019 Grammy Awards "Apeshit" Best Music Video Nominated
Everything Is Love Best Urban Contemporary Album Won
"Summer" Best R&B Performance Nominated
Swedish GAFFA-Prisen Themselves Best Foreign Group Nominated
"Apeshit" International Hit of the Year Nominated
Everything Is Love International Album of the Year Nominated
Norwegian GAFFA-Prisen Themselves Best Foreign Group Nominated
Brit Awards Themselves International Group Won
50th NAACP Image Awards[46] "Apeshit" Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album Nominated
Everything Is Love Outstanding Album Nominated
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Themselves Top Touring Artist Nominated
Top Rap Tour Won
Top R&B Tour Won

ToursEdit

Festival PerformancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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