Beyonce - Beyonce Smashes Itunes Records With Surprise Album

Beyonce has smashed global sales records on music downloading service iTunes after selling more than 800,000 copies of her new, self-titled album in just three days.

The Crazy In Love hitmaker surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio project online on Friday (13Dec13) without any major advertising campaign or prior announcement, and devotees were sent into a spin as they flocked to iTunes to purchase the new music and its accompanying videos.

Sales figures have now revealed Beyonce shifted 828,773 units worldwide in just 72 hours, with the majority purchases made in the U.S., where it sold 616,213.

The tally broke the superstar's own first-week sales record for 2006's B'Day, which racked up 541,000 hits in seven days.

The new album is expected to debut atop America's Billboard 200 chart this week (18Dec13).


Contactmusic

Tags: Beyonce Knowles

Advertisement

More Beyonce Knowles

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less...

Over A Year Later, Jay Z And Beyonce's Anniversary Trip To Cuba Got The "Okay" From The Treasury Dept

Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury...

Taylor Swift to Perform at the VMA's

The 24 year old star who moved to Tenneesee aged 14 to pursue a career in country music made the announcement whilst appearing on 'The...

Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap

Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured...

Advertisement

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of...

Beyonce and Maroon 5 To Perform at VMAs

Beyonce and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of this month. Whilst Beyonce is no...

Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]

They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans...

Concertgoer Sexually Assaults Woman, Bites Man's Finger At 'On The Run' Show

Ok, overly enthusiastic music fans everywhere need to reel it in fast, because this is getting ridiculous. A man reportedly had his finger bitten at...

Advertisement

Comments

Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All