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What Is Beyoncé Up to & What Does the Rest of 2024 Hold for Her?

by Scott Kacsmar
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Cowboy Carter

Beyoncé is ready to climb the charts once again as her 8th studio album, Cowboy Carter, is set to be released this Friday (March 29). It follows 2022’s Renaissance as the 2nd album in her planned trilogy that she has been working on since COVID-19 started. 

As the name suggests, Cowboy Carter is going to be a country-influenced album, a departure for the R&B and pop singer who came onto the scene over 20 years ago with the group Destiny’s Child.

But Beyoncé has come a long way since then, including appearances in films, a much-publicized marriage to rapper Jay-Z, and she is a savvy businesswoman with a net worth over $600 million.

New album years are always busy times for superstars of Beyoncé’s caliber, but what might the rest of 2024 hold in store for her? BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review to learn more), a top-rated sportsbook, has some betting props for what Beyoncé might do this year. We thought we’d take a look at them as the anticipation builds for her newest album.

A New Collaboration with Lady Gaga?

The first prop seems out of left field as it is whether or not there will be a 2024 collaboration between Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. “Yes” for the collaboration has odds of +550 at BetOnline while “No” is heavily favored at -1000, which is implied odds of 90.9%.

But it’s not out of left field if you recall the pair collaborated on “Telephone” in 2010, complete with a memorable music video that even ended with the line “To Be Continued…” across the screen. This has fans buzzing that perhaps a sequel to “Telephone” will be on Beyoncé’s new album or a later release from Gaga. If you recall, the original was released on an EP from Lady Gaga, so it might be more in her control to make another song than it is for Beyoncé.

The director of the “Telephone” video has also been on record as saying the “To Be Continued…” line was just a reference to the cinematic themes in the video and to treat it like an ongoing story in a movie.

But with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga both appearing at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas last February, some are reading this as a sign that 2024 is the year they collaborate again. The other “evidence” cited online is that Beyoncé’s new single (“Texas Hold ‘Em”) is a reference to Gaga’s popular hit “Poker Face” from the 2000s as both songs reference gambling.

Odds say no, and we wouldn’t recommend ever going in on a -1000 prop. But if you wanted to throw a few bucks at “Yes” with this value, we couldn’t blame you for the wishful thinking.

But it’s probably not going to happen.

Number of Tracks on New Album

Remember when you’d sometimes get a sneak peek of the track list before an album came out? Those days are seemingly over for the big releases, which are often shrouded in mystery before they are dropped on streaming services on Friday nights.

But enough from a jaded music fan who used to go to a store to buy a new CD on Tuesdays. The big prop here is the over/under for how many tracks are on Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album.

BetOnline is setting the under 15.5 tracks as a slight favorite (-120 odds) with over 15.5 songs at -110 odds.

Beyoncé has said this is an album that is 5 years in the making, and here are the track lengths on her previous studio (non-live) albums for reference (standard editions only):

  • Renaissance (2022) – 16
  • Lemonade (2016) – 12
  • Beyoncé (2013) – 14
  • 4 (2011) – 12
  • I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008) – 11
  • B’Day (2006) – 10 (13 including hidden tracks)
  • Dangerously in Love (2003) – 15

A number like 16 tracks is a lot for an artist like Beyoncé, who has only topped that in 1-of-7 albums in her career. She doesn’t do little skits or instrumental interludes on her albums to bloat the track sizes.

Her singles we already know about for this album are both just south of 4:00 in length. A 15-song album like that would be around an hour, and she’ll likely cut it close with this line. But while Beyoncé has said this is a Beyoncé album rather than a country album, we are going to side with the under as she experiments with a new sound on this one.

Pick: Under 15.5 Songs on Cowboy Carter (-120) at BetOnline

Words in Track Titles

Yes, you can bet on which words may appear as track titles in Beyoncé’s new album Cowboy Carter. BetOnline has 7 options available:

  • Blue (+250)
  • America (+300)
  • Roots (+300)
  • Sister (+500)
  • Brother (+500)
  • Culture (+600)
  • Donald (+1200)

Would “Donald” be a reference to former President Donald Trump or actor/singer Donald Glover? Either way, we’ll gloss over that long shot.

“America” was used on her last album in the song “America Has a Problem,” so maybe she’s already touched on that subject recently. “Blue” was already the name of the final song on her 2013 self-entitled album, a track that featured her daughter Blue Ivy.

So far, the singles for this album have been called “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages.” Since it is a country-influenced album, it would be easy to see “Roots” show up as she defends her Texas roots for those who do not believe she belongs in the country music genre.

For that reason, “Roots” is our favorite pick here. But it wouldn’t be surprising if something like “Cowgirl” showed up on the album. Unfortunately, there is no betting option for that one.

Pick: “Roots” used in track title (+300) at BetOnline

How Many U.S. Streams in Week 1?

Finally, the last prop at BetOnline is for Beyoncé to have over/under 175,000,000.5 streams (read: 175 million) in its first week of release in the United States. The under (-120) is favored here.

Well, this should be close too. Renaissance, which debuted in 2022, had 179.06 million streams in its first week, a career-high for Beyoncé, and the 8th-highest opening week in 2022.

We are basically asking if curiosity will win out here. Beyoncé hitting her career high in streams with her 7th album is a good sign that her popularity is not waning, and her fans are still very much interested in new music from her.

But if it gets promoted as a country album, does that scare off a chunk of her devoted fanbase who may be less interested in that style of music? Does that get offset by country fans who may be curious to see what a Beyoncé country album sounds like? That’s the battle.

There’s also the fact that Renaissance may have done so well since it was her first new studio album in 6 years since Lemonade, so there was a lot longer anticipation for that one compared to this surprise announcement of Cowboy Carter just 2 years after the last one.

It should be close, but we’re going to go with the under 175 million streams in Week 1.

Pick: Under 175 million streams in first week (-120) at BetOnline

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Scott Kacsmar
NFL football picks are Scott Kacsmar's expertise, serving as his main focus. He has contributed to various sports websites and blogs, such as NBC Sports, ESPN Insider, FiveThirtyEight, and, JoeWager. Originating from Pittsburgh, Scott maintains a love-hate connection with the Pirates.

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