He’s on Beyoncé’s album. He has a No. 1 hit. Shaboozey’s moment is here.

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Emily Yahr
May 14, 2024
The Washington Post
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Singer-songwriter Shaboozey knows you can never predict success in the music industry, but when he sat in his producer’s studio in November and worked on a sizzling new track about the joys of alcohol, a thought struck him: “This is gonna be my country No. 1.”He uttered that thought into a voice memo as he wrapped up recording, and it was remarkably prescient: “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” a country-hip-hop drinking anthem that interpolates the 2004 smash “Tipsy” by rapper J-Kwon, started spiking on streaming services within days of its mid-April release. Two weeks later, it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country chart, which measures streams, sales and radio play.

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