‘Beyonce’ Is The 24th Best-Selling LP Of 2013 After Just Three Days, Sells 1 Millionth Digital Copy

Dec 18th, 2013 // 3 Comments

The stats keep rolling in for Beyonce‘s blockbuster fifth LP with news that the stealth release is already the 24th highest-selling album of 2013 — after just three days. Selling 617,000 copies on iTunes between Friday and Sunday, the visual extravaganza has already outsold Kanye West‘s Yeezus (the year’s 25th best-seller with 607,000 copies sold).

In other King B news, Apple is reporting that Beyonce passed the one million mark on iTunes internationally at 11:15am PST this morning (December 18). It now holds the record as the music retailer’s fastest selling album of all time. Oh and the LP is also predicted to spend a second week at number one in the US with digital sales of 250,000+. 

Have you bought Beyonce yet? Let us know in the comments.

[Via Billboard and The Huffington Post].

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  1. Right, let’s be real. This is probably the album of the 2000s….. period. Us bees don’t call her the QUEEN for nothing.

    • JR

      The noughties have passed, sorry.
      But if I was to predict an album of the 2010′s I would say, Adele 21. It even inspired Bey for her ’4′ album, but more importantly, Adele showed people (including Beyonce) that she can outsell the pop divas combined without using sexualisation.

    • Commanderofthedancefloor

      Im sorry to disappoint you but I have to agree with JR, 21 was released 2011 and has sold over 20 million units as well as won album of the year, I think that at this point 21 will obviously be the album of this decade.

      That being said I like beyonce’s album and I bought it the first day it was released, I didn’t even listen to any of the songs before I bought it because I was first buying it out of just respect for beyonce. Afterwards I was impressed with what she had done, I really love the videos and I was so happy she did one for grown woman even though the song itself is not on the album,

      I also really enjoyed how she turned ***Flawless (aka I been on/bow down) into an empowering song after several critics tried to come after her for using the word bitch and focusing on women vs. women in the song.

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