Tue 17 Dec 2013
Tired of Beyoncé news yet? We’re not. The official numbers are in as Beyoncé’s new self-titled album debuts No. 1 on Billboard‘s album charts.
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The “visual album” comprising of 14 songs and 17 music videos sold 617,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B diva becomes the first female artist to have their first five albums (Dangerously In Love (2003), B’Day (2006), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008) and 4 (2011)) take top spot on the album charts.
Along with surpassing her previous highest sales week in 2006’s B’Day with 541,000, it’s the largest selling week by a female artist this year, and fourth-highest sales week overall in 2013. As previously reported, Queen Bey’s fifth solo album made history by becoming the fastest-selling title globally on iTunes with 828,773 copies sold.
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