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Beyoncé's Surprise Self-Titled Album Shatters iTunes Records

Beyoncé's new consistently-amazing self-titled album was a surprise when it released late last week, but the chart numbers it's managed to pull in certainly aren't. According to a press release from iTunes, Beyoncé sold 828,773 in the first three days of going on sale, becoming the fastest selling album in Apple's history. 

From the press release: 

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 is infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative 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. 

Think this will change the record industry, Instincters?

 

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