All hail Queen Bey. A little over 24 hours after making its debut on iTunes, Beyoncé’s surprise album has sold a whopping 430,000 copies.
According to Billboard, the self-titled visual LP has moved enough units to secure the No. 1 spot on next week’s Billboard 200.
BEYONCÉ sold over 80,000 downloads in the three hours from 9 p.m. PST to midnight on Thursday evening and on Friday moved another 350,000, putting the total at 430,000.
With two more days left in the sales week, Bey’s fifth album could top 600,000. Final numbers will be announced when the chart is revealed on Wednesday, December 18.
Additionally, BEYONCÉ is on track to become the biggest sales week by a female artist since Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million copies of Red in November 2012. At this rate, it would also give Bey the best debut week and best sales week of her career. Her 2006 album B’Day opened with 541,000 in September 2006.
These are strictly digital sales. Physical copies are currently in production and are scheduled to arrive in time for Christmas.
Bey’s surprise album, which retails for $15.99, contains 14 songs and 17 videos, with contributions from Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Blue Ivy, Justin Timberlake, Miguel, and more.
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