Music diva Beyonce released her fifth, self-titled album two weeks ago and the online world is still buzzing about it. ‘Beyonce’ managed to sell 374,000 copies in the week ending on December 22, 2013 and reached No. 1 on the previous week’s chart, selling 617,000 copies in just three days. The highly anticipated album – which was released on Friday, December 13, 2013 – sold 991,000 copies in its first 10 days and is claiming the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart for the second week in a row.
The ‘Crazy in Love’ singer’s latest release is the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013 and as there is only one tracking week left by the end of 2013, the pop superstar’s new record will most likely finish 2013 among the top 10 sellers.
‘Beyonce’ was exclusively available via the iTunes Store until the end of last week, which and the visual album’s debut was fueled by sales from the online retailer. Starting from this week, the ‘Sweet Dreams’ singer’s new record went on sale through all traditional sellers of music, except Amazon and Target, which refused to sell the CD.
Even more impressive is the fact that ‘Beyonce’ – which was released without any prior announcement or promotion – managed to sell more copies in its second week on the chart than the ‘Drunk in Love’ singer’s previous release, ‘4’ did in its debut.
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