‘Beyonce’ Sold Over 550,00 Copies In Three Days, Set To Debut At #1

Despite its lack of advanced promotion, physical copies and a full sales week, Beyonce‘s self-titled fifth album is set to have one of the biggest opening weeks of any album this year. Beyonce was released at midnight on the morning of Friday, December 13, and by Sunday night, when the charts closed, it had moved over 550,000 digital copies. This gives Bey the biggest debut by a female this year (imagine the numbers if she’d dropped the album on a Tuesday and had a full sales week!).

Billboard reports the album sold 430,000 on Friday and an additional 120,000 the following day, and it’s projected to easily take the top spot on the charts this week. This will be Bey’s fifth consecutive No. 1 debut, with each of her prior solo albums opening at the top, and the largest debut of her career.

In other words, bow down.

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  • mike

    This is quite amazing!

  • danny

    It’s amazing because there was no hype. Just put the music out!

  • blaackeagle

    The main reason she’s got that number is no leaking of her music.
    The other reasons are consequences of the first like everybody wanted to hear it – they HAD to buy the music. Personally I didn’t listen to it and I’m gonna download it for free from some known sources (sorry, B).
    There’s ONE album from each diva I like to listen to at full – here they are:
    Britney’s “Blackout”
    Xtina’s “Stripped”
    Gaga’s “Born This Way”
    And….I prefer “I Am…Sasha Fierce” by Beyonce.
    They all are cohesive pieces of art.
    Probably, it won’t change for a long time, or it will remain forever the same.

    • mike

      To hear the music you didn’t have to buy the album. There were 30-second previews available to test out before purchasing. And you don’t sell that much based on curiosity alone.

      • blaackeagle

        It’s hard to test previews when the FULL SONGS are available at the same time, plus – those were VIDEO-previews. You didn’t convince.

        • mike

          Yes, previews for MUSIC videos. No? I imagine they were not soundless.

          • blaackeagle

            Ha. You lose. I said everything.

          • mike

            This isn’t a competition. You didn’t say everything because music videos contain music so you can preview the music. Simple. as. that.

          • blaackeagle

            Oh, bullsh*t. I don’t preview when I know it’s my favourite artist, I am a loyal consumer and very faithful. I am not like you.
            So If you didn’t like the previews you wouldn’t buy the music, right? And where is your trust to Beyonce? You confuse.

          • mike

            I trust Beyonce so I bought without previewing.

            But if I did listen to them and truly hated the music I would not have bought them. Luckily I think the album is fantastic.

          • blaackeagle

            Good 4 U!

  • Josh

    It really puts Britney’s lack of promotion for “Britney Jean” and career-low sales into perspective, huh? Sure her album leaked one/two weeks early but if Beyonce can get get those sales without any promo or single at all and Britney can’t, that says a lot about Britney’s presence in the music industry. I love Britney but perhaps her team should rethink just about everything that they’re doing. Putting her in Vegas for two years just doesn’t sound like the answer….though time will tell.

    • blaackeagle

      If Britney did the same, she’d get closer numbers to hers – leaking, gossip, hype, little promo, first single – all those mentioned affect the sales. Beyonce did the best strategy of selling more copies.
      Shows in Vegas is the right thing at the right time for Britney.

      • mike

        I think the reason why this is doing so well is because people trust Beyonce as an artist. With no announcement whatsoever she just released an album. And people flocked to buy it because they know it’s going to be of quality. With Britney I don’t think many people trust her as an artist.

        • blaackeagle

          I trust Madonna, Elton John and many artists but it doesn’t mean I’m gonna buy their music due to that reason (the quality of music)….

          • mike

            So why would you buy an artists music without hearing it first? Something other than trust? Regardless, I haven’t heard of anyone really complain about the music once they got it.

          • blaackeagle

            You didn’t understand me as always. So don’t comment my comments anymore. When I bought Britney’s first album there were no itunes and no leaks. YOU UNDERSTAND?!

          • mike

            So let me see I understand you correctly.

            You are saying you bought Britney’s first album without hearing previews, and without hearing leaked tracks. So why did you buy it? Because you trusted her? Because you liked the first single? Where are you going with this…

          • blaackeagle

            BECAUSE I LIKE BRITNEY! I TRUST BRITNEY AS AN ARTIST! AND YOU DON’T! UNDERSTAND?!

          • mike

            So you trusted her as an artist in 1999 before you knew anything about her?

            Regardless, this isn’t about Britney Spears, why are we talking about her? This also isn’t 1999 anymore. Obviously people don’t trust Britney in the way they used to.

          • blaackeagle

            Well, I TRUST AND MANY OTHERS. Not You.

          • mike

            No need to get mad here.

          • blaackeagle

            I am very calm, be sure. It just seemed, believe. PEACE