Singer Beyonce unexpectedly dropped a new self-titled album on Friday (December 13) and now the weekend reports say the LP has already sold almost a half a million copies.
According to the reports, Beyonce’s album sold 430,000 in the first 24 hours of the release.
Beyonce’s self-titled surprise release, which hit iTunes exclusively on Thursday evening (9 p.m. PT), 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. As reported yesterday, “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, according to industry sources. With two more days left in the sales tracking week, the title could sell over 600,000 before the buzzer sounds. (Billboard)