Dolly Parton Makes Rap History With Chart-Topper “Powerful Women”

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The country legend Dolly Parton has made her mark in the rap industry with her latest single “Powerful Women,” a collaboration with Pitbull, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Rap charts.

Parton’s latest song debuted on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart, which is her first appearance on a rap chart. The track sold 1,616 copies in its first week of availability, earning a top spot on the chart.

“Powerful Women” appears on Pitbull’s new EP, Trackhouse (Daytona 500 Edition). The Queen of Country and Mr. Worldwide delivers an uplifting tribute track. The tune samples the chorus of the Parton’s classic, “9 to 5,” with a twist in new verse. The EP also features country legend Tim McGraw.

The new rap accolade adds to Parton’s lengthy history of accomplishments across multiple genres including pop, gospel, and rock.

Known for her crossover success, Parton recently supported Beyonce’s country music debut with a heartfelt message on Instagram. “I’m a big fan of Beyonce and very excited that she’s done country album,” Patron wrote. “So congratulations on your Billboard Hot Country number one single. Can’t wait to hear the full album, Love Dolly Parton.”

Beyonce’s country song, “Texas Hold’Em,” debuted at #1 across several country charts this week. She released two country songs and announced a forthcoming country album during this year’s Grammy Awards.