Beyoncé smashes iTunes Store record with 828,773 Albums sold

On December 17, 2013


This past week Beyoncé surprised everyone when she released a new album exclusively on iTunes. The record was first announced on Facebook and Instagram. This new album features 14 new songs and 17 new videos,  with guest collaborators such as Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake and many others.

Today Apple announced that the album has become the fastest selling ever on the iTunes Store being downloaded more than 800,000 times worldwide with more than 600,000 copies being downloaded in the U.S. alone. The record has gained the number one spot 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.