“If I Were a Boy” is the title of the song performed by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), often known simply as Beyoncé. “If I Were a Boy” debuted at number hundred on the Billboard Hot 100, based solely on airplay, on October 25, 2008. It then rose considerably in its third week (November 8, 2008), from number sixty-eight to number three as the digital download counterpart had debuted directly at number one on Hot Digital Songs, amassing 190,000 units. “If I Were a Boy” became Knowles’ tenth top-five single on the Hot 100 as a solo artist. On November 15, 2008, the song fell to number five, where it stayed for one further week. However, it then managed to resume its number three position on November 29, 2008 as it came back to the top spot of the Hot Digital Songs with 170,000 copies sold. “If I Were a Boy” sold 654,000 digital downloads in four weeks. The following week, the song fell to number two on the Hot Digital Songs Chart, with 160,000 downloads sold as it was beaten up by Knowles’ another own single “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, which had debuted at number one on the Hot Digital Songs Chart with 204,000 copies sold.