After American music lovers pushed it sales over the 400,000 unit mark hours after its release, the good people of Australia follow suit today- handing a fresh pair of commercial legs to Beyonce‘s self-titled new album!
Why she and Roc Nation’s Elijah Blake have much to give thanks for this morning?
Your Sunday morning ‘Chart Check’ below…
Though it’s yet to welcome its physical release, Beyonce‘s ‘Beyonce‘ continues to see its digital sales rise with every passing hour today, and now welcomes the news that its shifted 250,000 units in Australia alone.
When this figure is added to the 600,000 units the star is expected to shift in the US by the end of this chart week, the album’s opening numbers will sit just 150,000 units away from the 1 million mark.
Impressive, as it’s now expected to exceed this figure thanks to numbers generated in all ten of the world’s biggest music markets, two of these being Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom, where the album is expected to debut at #1 this evening.
Elsewhere, as he gears up to join Miguel & Frank Ocean at the forefront of Contemporary R&B, Elijah Blake welcomes fresh streaming glory today, thanks to spins generated by his latest effort, ‘Towers of Tokyo.’
Indeed, with streaming data now counting towards Billboard Hot 100 chart positions, the 23 year old performer is now on course to fly the flag for R&B on the chart with the continued digital success of his free releases.
For, after watching his J.Cole– assisted ‘Vendetta’ leap past the 10 million streams milestone, the lyricist has seen ‘Tokyo‘ soar above the 20,000 mark just three days after its release.
Well, with 8,064 plays garnered on SoundCloud, fan uploads of the cut on YouTube and other video sharing sites have brought it to the 20,933 mark in less than 72 hours.
Telling of the vocalist’s bourgeoning online popularity, ‘Tokyo’s first piece of good news arrives months before the unveiling of Blake’s debut album ‘Songs About Melody’, which will feature cuts produced by No I.D., Diplo, preceding the 2012 release of his debut EP ‘Bijoux 22.’