Beyonce Boosts Columbia Records’ Industry Market Share With Surprise Release

Published: Thursday 26th Dec 2013 by David

After reaping many a reward from Adele‘s chart smouldering set ’21’, Rob Stringer‘s ‘Columbia Records‘ has enjoyed a boost in their music industry market share this year, thanks to Beyonce’s self-titled surprise album!

Facts and figures below…

While failing to match the 10.3% they enjoyed last year, ‘Columbia‘ welcomed a 0.5% boost in their overall share for 2013 by way of sales generated by ‘Beyonce‘, released December 13th.

Indeed, had it not been for the album’s success, the label’s share would have sat at the 7.1 mark- still enough to have outperformed Interscope Geffen A&M (7%) but too far removed from the the 9.1% share Republic secured this year.

Powered by Drake‘s ‘Nothing Was the Same‘, the continued success of Taylor Swift‘s ‘Red’ and numbers pulled in by ‘Team’ player Lorde, Republic top this year’s chart with a 0.6% increase, after ending 2012 with 8.5%.

Elsewhere, Steve Bartel‘s Island Def Jam closed the year with 3.7%, despite birthing the monumental release that was Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus.

Down 1.2% from last year, the absence of a new Rihanna album may be to blame for the label’s slight dip this year, even though it did earn a sizeable amount from her impressive discography, which includes 2007’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad‘…now 6x Platinum in the United Kingdom.


Will new releases from August Alsina, Elijah Blake and Mariah Carey boost Def Jam’s muscle power in the coming year?

Will ‘Beyonce’ continue to give Stringer and co. even more cause to spend and smile in the months to follow?

Think you’ve got the answers?

Weigh in below…

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  1. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013

    Why not post Epic & Interscope’s percentage….

    While they may not have done as good as the labels mentioned above, Both Epic and Interscope have alot to be thankful for this year with multiple Grammy nominated artists and hot releases.

  2. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    She will soon OWN them 🙂

  3. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013

    And 2014 better bring ADELE along the with it, she can’t sit on those ’21’ royalties forever…(Or can she)….

    I guess she’s to good now since she’s been busy collecting royal honors instead of worrying about creating new music for her fans.

  4. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    I like Adele but her music will surely change. Isn’t she married with a kid now? She’s known for her depressing heartbreak songs that people seem to love. If she switches up, her brand will surely suffer…

  5. QUEEN Mariah > U December 26, 2013

    Mariah just need 1 hit and her album will sell as always. She better choose the right single this time.

    Migrate the #1 we lost and so many more….

  6. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013


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  7. FentySoSnatched December 26, 2013

    Epic flopped so stop being delusional. What did you think would help them? Ciara and Tamar. Tamar slays for an R&B girl but she’s a flop when it comes to the industry as a whole and Ciara cost Epic more than she made them.

  8. HausMuthaAdele December 26, 2013

    Ciara is gonna have to find a new label anyway, because Epic is going to fold.

  9. MC!! December 26, 2013

    I’m sure if Adele can make heartbreaking music epic she sure can with being in love she sure does have alot of time to create something massive. its been 4 years since rolling in the deep and 3 years with 21. she’s also been out of the public for a year absolutely nothing from her. Adele will do well she literally has everyone on her side!

  10. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    Ciara fan desperate for gifts.. lol. But I agree, clock Samantha’s tea

  11. BeyFlawless December 26, 2013

    *R. Kelly’s sexual image and history is coming under fire from BK Nation, a non-profit organization founded by activist Kevin Powell. BK Nation has started a petition to boycott Kellz and his music.

    The protest stems from a recent Village Voice article that exposed graphic details of Kelly’s past sexual abuse allegations.

    In addition to the music buying public, Powell is especially calling on Black men to boycott Kelly.

    The following is an excerpt from the BK Nation petition from

    “We at BK NATION are calling on radio stations, video channels, music publications and websites, members of the entertainment industry, and men and women of all backgrounds to sign our petition COMPLETELY BOYCOTTING R. Kelly’s musical and artistic career until he is completely honest about who is, publicly apologizes for this behavior cited from many sources, gets extended counseling, and takes a very public stand and actions against sexual violence in any form.

    “Kevin Powell, president and cofounder of BK Nation, is especially asking men, including Black men, to join us in taking a very public stand against any form of sexual violence and assault against women, girls, and children. We at BK Nation believe that silence is this matter is agreement and support. And we believe that if we give R. Kelly a pass then we are also saying anyone who commits sexual violence, famous or not, should get a pass as well.”

    I just signed it 2bh.

  12. CiciFinnaBeABride December 26, 2013

    Yes sis, I will sign it too.

  13. CandyWarhol December 26, 2013

    @CiciFinnaBeABride The only thing you should be signing is membership to another fan base.

  14. CiciFinnaBeABride December 26, 2013

    The only thing you should be signing is the lease to a new apartment, since all those copies of ARTFLOP you bought made you remortgage your clay house and send that s*** into foreclosure. #NowHowYOUdoin

  15. Lana Del Slay December 26, 2013

    What is that b**** Cynthia doing here. Didn’t her last album flop?

  16. cake like lady gaga December 26, 2013

    LOL at these comments.. Y’all are a MESS 😀 😀 😀

  17. BrandNuStar December 26, 2013

    Girl, Cynthia tried to get a Rugrats spinoff but the network were not here for her attitude.

  18. Slayara Harris December 26, 2013

    The only mess here is you Cake Like Lady Flopga, witcho racist ass.

  19. BeachHouseBritney December 26, 2013

    Cynthia hasn’t been the same since Queen Suzie snatched Angelica’s wig on the charts.

  20. fatusankoh December 26, 2013

    you go bey long live queen bey you did your thing I love you so much

  21. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    I know got d*mn well these whores @LanaDelFlop @BrandNuWho @PyschoticHoBritney ain’t coming for Queen Cynthia who OWNED Rugrats and the Nickelodeon network for 9 seasons (over a decade) and CONTINUES to collect checks and accolades for her slayage till this day!!! I can see why all your ho’s are mad. While your favs continue to release flop albums and fail to reach the amount of $$$ and stardom Queen Cynthia has, she effortlessly makes random appearances and is thrown a parade in her honor!! Cynthia’s money for reruns of HER show>>>>>>>>your favs net worth….

  22. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    @BrandNuWho and zCynthia LEFT that flop network after they tried to destroy her legacy with that flop “All Grown Up” s***. Focusing on the most irrelevant flops from Rugrats and their OLD decrepit asses. She CHOSE to not be a part of that crap or flop network anymore and look what happened to both!! LOL!

  23. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 26, 2013

    These h*** have got a lot of nerve trying to come for queen Cynthia. She managed to be relevant and own rugrats for 10 years. Some of your faves can’t remain relevant for 3 years

  24. Stephy Tha Lambily December 26, 2013

    Epic Records is surviving off of Michael Jacksons music royalties. He still sells alot of records EVERY year. Other than MJ who is really selling records at EPIC RECORDS?

  25. Lana Del Slay December 26, 2013

    The overexaggeration is so authentic sisters. Cynthia tried to slay the charts with ‘B**** I’m Cynthia’ but the only thing she slayed was Nickelodeon’s finances when those numbers came in.

    The truth of the matter is that Cynthia wanted to have the same impact as Suzie but failed because her songs and look are tired. Miley snatched her wig and never gave it back.

  26. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    @LanaDelFlop you really trying it today aren’t you tramp? “B*tch Please, I’m Cynthia” wasn’t ever released officially by her camp! The song was suppose to debut on the Nickelodeon network but she pulled it last minute due to her not wanting to associate with that flop spin off or network anymore. She WILL be releasing the single along with debut album and sold out worldwide tour in 2014. Will Lana ever have a sold out show? Let alone a worldwide tour?? Cynthia net worth is a number your fav can’t even count to…

  27. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    @TurnUp4CiCi yah Beyonce did try it with that one. But Cynthia’s impact has that effect on a lot of these female artists…Cynthia remains unbothered though.

  28. the truff honey December 26, 2013


  29. Mark111 December 26, 2013

    Look at Bey savings labels and s***. Lol

    Now y’all see why Rihanna drops an album every year. Cause she’s the only artist on that label that can sale.

  30. cake like lady gaga December 26, 2013

    CRYINNNNNGGGGGGGG at these comments

  31. Fran December 26, 2013

    Queen Beyonce

  32. Lolz December 26, 2013

    And the album hasn’t even been out 3 weeks

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  34. Overdose December 26, 2013

    A bunch of pathetic f*** on here.

  35. Overdose December 26, 2013

    Enough onika b**** grow up probably 30 years old over here stanning for a rugrat character b**** get a life

  36. anonymous December 26, 2013

    @Overdose and you over here stanning for a FLOP. that b**** is pitiful. has she reached 200k yet. LOL.

  37. mk December 26, 2013

    Republic records do not pay payola, over promote, or sell their products for less prices just to sell albums.

  38. the truff honey December 26, 2013

    seethe haqting b!tshes

    Beyonce” sold 991,000 in its first 10 days and is (so far) the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013
    Beyonce’s new self-titled album remains unstoppable on the Billboard 200 chart, as it spends a second week atop the list.

    “Beyonce” sold 374,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 22 (down 39%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It bowed at No. 1 on the previous week’s chart, after only three days on sale, with 617,000 sold.

    The album was released on an off-cycle Friday, Dec. 13. Its debut on the chart a week ago came from sales in the week ending Dec. 15.

    Beyonce Surprises Terminally Ill Fan | ‘Beyonce’ Review

    Thus, in its first 10 days of release, “Beyonce” sold 991,000 and is (so far) the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013. There is one more tracking week left in the year — the week ending Dec. 29. It’s likely that “Beyonce” will finish 2013 among the top 10 sellers (all of which have sold at least 1 million this year).

    Holiday Chart Schedule
    Please note that all and .Biz charts will update on Friday (Dec. 27) at 9am ET. The top 10 of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts will be revealed on Thursday (Jan. 2) and update in full on Friday (Jan. 3).

    “Beyonce’s” debut was fueled by sales only from the iTunes Store, as the album was exclusively available through the retailer until the end of last week. After that, the set went on sale through all traditional sellers of music, including brick-and-mortar establishments. (Notably, both Target and declined to sell the CD version of the album.)

    Impressively, “Beyonce” sold more copies in its second chart week than the diva’s last album, “4,” did in its debut on the chart. The latter album was released in 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 310,000. (And, the album was released on a traditional Tuesday, giving the set six days of sales in its debut frame.)

    In its second week, “4” sold 115,000 (securing a second, and final, week at No. 1).

    Although “Beyonce” became widely available in its second week, its digital sales remain strong (most of those coming from the iTunes Store). Of its 374,000 second week, downloads made up 63% (235,000). It was the top selling digital album of the week, and remains at No. 1 on the Digital Albums chart. (Among the top selling physical albums of the week, “Beyonce” was the No. 3 seller, behind Garth Brooks “Blame It All On My Roots” and One Direction’s “Midnight Memories.”)

  39. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 26, 2013

    @Overdose LOL!! and you a 30 year old f*g taking a blog way too seriously. Learn to laugh b*tch and take a d*mn joke

  40. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013

    The only 3 Epic artist you all must know from the look of these comments are Ciara, Tamar & Michael Jackson…

    While Tamar garnered 4 Grammy Noms this year, and the other Epic artist Sara Bareilles snatched 1 Grammy Nom, THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!

    Other artist that continuously slay on the Epic label in different Genres include OZZY OSBOURNE, SADE, THE FRAY, (TLC)…

    And Epic label artist that have been active this year include a long list from names like SEAN KINGSTON, AVRIL LAVIGNE, PALOMA FAITH, CIARA, FUTURE, FIFTH HARMONY & KARMIN.

  41. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013




  42. FutureCIARA December 26, 2013

    And trust EPIC label aint going ANYWHERE!

    Those Michael Jackson checks alone can pay all their bills!!! Including the checks they stole from TLC years ago.

  43. TinaMinaj December 26, 2013

    @MK I think you forgot about Taylor Swift’s Red.

  44. Daniel Teflon December 27, 2013


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