Beyoncé is 1st female artist to hit No. 1 with 1st five albums

Written by MCJStaff   // December 18, 2013   // 0 Comments

Beyonce attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)

Beyonce attends the Costume Institute Gala for the ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)

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Beyoncé‘s self-titled new album is already the fastest selling LP in iTunes history, and now it’s topped the Billboard charts.

The album, which was released unexpectedly at midnight on December 13th, sold 617,000 in the U.S. during its first week, topping the “Partition” singer’s previous best 541,000 for B’Day.

The well-reviewed release marks Beyoncé’s fifth number-one album in a row, a record for a female artist.

Physical copies of the album will be available in some stores on December 30th. The major retail chain store Target has opted not to carry it, but Wal-Mart will.

“We’re gonna do whats right for the customer. Our customers obviously love Beyoncé and we want to make sure we have it in stores… and it will be on this Friday,” Wal-Mart spokesperson Sarah McKinney told theGrio. “We’re releasing the album in approximately 4,000 stores nationwide. Our customers love Beyoncé so we’re excited to be able to offer them her new album. I’m sure it will be a top gift this Christmas.”

“People still love to buy physical CDs. There is a demand.”


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