Those who have already grown weary of news on Beyonce‘s fifth album should prepare themselves for yet another headache. For, in news that surfaced just moment’s ago, the singer’s self-titled effort has cemented itself as her biggest first week seller with sales set to exceed 600,000.
Yes, the aforementioned was already projected, but industry insiders have already confirmed that 550,000 of those digital items have already been sold. A feat that sees her top the first week sales of her 2006 effort ‘BDay’ (which debuted to the tune of 541,000 units sold in the first week).
As if that’s not enough, the movement has assured the songstress her fifth consecutive reign atop Billboard 200 – a first for any female singer to see her first five albums debut at number #1.
Read about it below:
“Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday (14) night. The album may sell 600,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15.
“Beyonce’s” expected debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, along with its official Nielsen SoundScan sales figure (through the end of the tracking week on Dec. 15), will be revealed mid-week.
“Beyonce,” which is exclusively available through the iTunes Store until Dec. 20, sold 430,000 through Friday night, and then another 120,000 or so on Saturday.”
The impact of the digital sales alone imply the singer’s reign atop the charts will not be short lived. Once physical copies hit shelves, Bey stands to extend her chart championship well into the new year.