Beyoncé's fifth self-titled visual album, "Beyoncé" is destined for #1. It'll be B's fifth consecutive #1. And it looks like she's going to have a pretty big first week.
The album was released at midnight Friday, December 13, exclusively to iTunes. Billboard reports:
Beyonce’s self-titled surprise release, which hit iTunes exclusively, has now sold over 430,000 units in just over one day, guaranteeing it the top slot on the Billboard 200 once that chart’s top 10 is revealed mid-week.The surprise--which B shared to the world on Facebook and Instagram--sent the internet and iTunes into a frenzy.
“Beyonce” shifted slightly over 80,000 in the three hours from 9 p.m. PT to midnight on Thursday evening, putting her Friday sales at roughly 350,000.
At 430,000, “Beyonce” is already set to become the biggest debuting album by a female artist since Taylor Swift's “Red" (Nov 10, 2012). And if predictions in the 600,000 range hold, the set would grant Beyonce the best debut week- and best sales week period- of her career. Her 2006 album “B’day” started with 541,000 in September 2006. (Billboard.com)
Billboard reports that the first two singles from the album will be "Drunk In Love" the sexy R&B/Hip-Hop track featuring Jay Z. The track is hawtt!!! The video is crazy. Both are hypnotic. It picks up right where their Grammy nominated track,"Part II On The Run" left off. It's krazy!!! I luv it!!!
"Blow", the sexy dance throwback, which is ready for dance floors worldwide, will be sent to Top 40 radio. Both will go for adds next week, Billboard also reports that multiple sources confirmed that plans are for XO,” a rousing ballad penned by Ryan Tedder and The-Dream, will follow later in 2014 as the second single at Top 40. Not that what just happened is about one song -- even to radio programmers, many of whom started playing “Beyonce” in its entirety on Friday.
Queen B!!! Will forever reign supreme!!!
Source: Billboard & Beyonce.com