Apple today announced that BEYONCÉ has become the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store worldwide with an unprecedented 828,773 albums sold in just its first three days. BEYONCÉ also broke the US first week album sales record with 617,213 sold and proved to be a global success going to number one in 104 countries.
The self-titled, BEYONCÉ, is the fifth solo studio album from Beyoncé, which was made available exclusively worldwide on the iTunes Store on December 13 by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album. BEYONCÉ offers 14 new songs and 17 videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album’s release. The album represents Beyoncé’s biggest sales week ever.
The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store with a catalog of over 26 million songs and is available in 119 countries. The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac users and Windows PC sufferers to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.
Source: Apple Inc.
Wow. Those are impressive numbers!
Unfortunate that it’s only formulaic regurgitated pop that “shatters” records in this country.
Let us know when your new album is coming out on iTunes, hotshot.
Do people actually buy albums these days?
Apparently so according to this article:
Especially those who like Mozart, Miles, Floyd, and all the other artists who have produced lengthy, multi-part works of sophistication.
Well, I guess that means some people…
Perhaps Artist should just bypass the labels in the future. Just go direct to itunes!
They’d get 70% of the sale rather than pennies from the record labels.
The gov’t can relax. The dumbing down of America is obviously complete.
BEYONCÉ + JAY Z = Black Power
Who cares? She sucks! Just not as much as Jay-Z! All looks, good dancer who had great sex appeal up until her marriage to Jay-Z Frankenstein!
Beyonce ain’t your ordinary pop queen – she has written and produced a LOT of her own music, hard working woman. I don’t begrudge her any of her success, She has class.