Beyonce iTunes

CNBC is reporting on Twitter that Beyoncé’s fifth self-named album, released as an iTunes exclusive three days ago, has become the fastest selling album ever on iTunes. Apple has confirmed the news via a press release this morning, saying Beyoncé has gone down in history as the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store worldwide.

The surprise album has racketed up a whopping 828,773 sales in just its first three days exclusive availability on iTunes. It 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 album represents Beyoncé’s biggest sales week ever, says Apple.

By comparison, the global pop star’s previous studio album sold about 310,000 copies during its first week. Billboard claimed the album had sold 80,000 copies in just three hours on its first day of iTunes release.

From the press release:

The self-titled, Beyoncé’s, 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.

It should be noted that Beyoncé’s album has received an unheard-of promotional push from Apple. For example, the album’s teaser has taken up all of the available slots on the iTunes Music Store’s top rotating carousel, with links to her previous albums.

On the other hand, the album was released out of blue, with literally no pre-release promotion as Beyoncé and Apple experimented with new venues of digital promotion.

Beyoncé is available for $15.99 exclusively from iTunes until December 20, when songs will become available for individual purchase.

The album contains a digital booklet, with each of the fourteen new songs being accompanied by “visually stunning, provocative videos” shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before its release.

  • Sputnik09

    Shows how mediocre the musical taste of the World really is.

    • Lance Baker

      I have to agree. To each their own though… I guess.

    • Frank Anthony

      Exactly!

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Shows how much Apple’s marketing has impact on sales.

    • Yawn

      Yes because your taste is better than everyone else’s ever in history.

      • Sputnik09

        Hahaha I was wondering why it took so long to hurt weasel to cry out.

        One thing I’m sure, is that mine is than yours pal.

        So go back and put on your wig, make up and sexy dress and keep on twerking in front of the mirror and crank up Boye’s silly tunes!

      • Smh

        Lol look at this fool. Arrogance without substance.

      • Sean Clark

        So edgy!

      • Nino

        Classic music snob: “my taste is better than yours” and hater of all things mainstream.

        Gotta love these fools.

    • Drake

      pop/rnb>>>>>>
      rap music>>>>>

  • dav

    good for Beyoncé Z

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    This is impressive! Doesnt matter how the music is, someone just dropped an album with NO promo, NO single, NO warning in 2013 and is about go Platinum in less than a week. This is like some Backstreet Boy/NSync early 2000’s numbers. Maybe even better.

    • on3simpleclick

      Except the album had exclusive promotion on the iTunes store across every banner leading up the release. Don’t forget how many iTunes users there is are worldwide, I wouldn’t exactly say it came out of nowhere, because it clearly didn’t.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Well yeah it was advertised on there AFTER she released it. And just cause they advertise things doesn’t mean people buy them. I don’t buy everything on iTunes main page. And it’s still damn impressive!

      • J. Rockwell

  • Steven Code

    Is blackberry dead yet?

  • Abdl

    I thought it was Lady Gaga that does have that

  • Gerardo Castro

    Expected nothing less from a Houstonian. Hard worth ethic has her where she’s at now. Congrats, Queen B.

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    This is just sad…

  • WolfgangHoltz

    And what I know it’s the only place selling it also so who cares for Apples manipulated figures.