Beyonce recently released a self titled album out of no where on a Friday and the first week sales were ridiculous. Earlier this week Beyonce was set to sell up to 275,000 units in her second week. Reports are now saying those sales projections have increased and are still rising.
The weekend estimates claim Beyonce will dominate her competitors with ease by selling close to 300,000 more units.
YOUR HOLIDAY TOP 15: Beyoncé will hold onto the #1 spot next week, powered by strong second-week sales at iTunes and physical product hitting the stores at presstime. Here’s how it looks headed into the weekend: Beyoncé (Columbia) 260-280k Garth Brooks (Pearl) 190-210k One Direction (SYCO/Columbia) 165-175k Kelly Clarkson (RCA) 130-140k The Robertsons (EMI Nashville) 125-135k Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 110-120k (HITS Daily Double)
Since dropping the album, Beyonce has made history by being the first woman to be No.1 on the charts with her first five albums.
Beyoncé has made history. The singer’s self-titled album officially debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums. The visual LP, which features 14 songs and 17 videos, follows her five previous No. 1 albums including 2003′s Dangerously in Love, 2006′s B’Day, 2008′s I Am… Sasha Fierce, and 2011′s 4. She joins the company of DMX and folk group the Kingston Trio, whose first five albums also debuted at No. 1. (Rap-Up)
Although Beyonce has been killing the charts, mega retailer Target recently released a statement explaining why they refused to put the album on their store shelves.
“At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections,” Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski says in an interview with Billboard. ”While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyonce in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats. At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyonce’s new self-titled album Beyonce.” (Target)
Check out Beyonce’s visual for “Drunk In Love” Featuring her husband Jay Z below: