Friday, January 3, 2014

"Beyoncé" Goes For Three...Third Week at No. 1, Sells Another 310,000

Mrs. Carter ended 2013 at No. 1 and starts 2014 off at No. 1.

Billboard reports:
Beyoncé's self-titled album racks up a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the longest run at No. 1 for any album since last April. 
"Beyoncé" sold another 310,000 copies during the week ending Dec. 29. The album has now sold 1.3 million in its first 17 days of release in the United States. 
"Beyoncé" is the first album to spend three weeks at No. 1 since Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" logged three straight frames atop the list. 
"Beyoncé" is the first album by a woman to notch three weeks at No. 1 since Taylor Swift's "Red" in late 2012 and early 2013.

"Beyoncé" is also the first album since 2009 to sell more than 300,000 copies in each of its first three weeks. ("Beyoncé" debuted with 617,000, then sold 374,000 a week ago.) The last album to move in excess of 300,000 in its first three chart weeks was Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." 
Finally, with 1.3 million sold in three chart weeks, "Beyoncé" is the fastest-selling album by a woman since Swift's "Red".  (Source:  Billboard)
 Congrats again B, on an incredible album.  Be sure to pick up your copy.

 --Princess Carter


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