Billboard: ‘New Beyonce Album Surpasses 80,000 Mark…In Three Hours’

Published: Friday 13th Dec 2013 by David
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Congratulations are most certainly in order for Pop Queen Beyonce today!

Currently celebrating the release of her long awaited fifth studio album, the last hour has seen the critical acclaim its unique roll out has received joined by news of a commercial nature.

Why she may be on course to landing her strongest opening  numbers to date this year?

Wonderful news below…

Billboard explains:

“In just a three-hour sales window (closing at midnight Friday PT), “Beyonce” reportedly sold over 80,000 copies, according to industry sources. It’s still too early to judge what the set will do over the full three days left in the sales tracking week (which ends Sunday night), but with prior projected leader, “Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences” by Garth Brooks, estimated to shift 150,000-160,000 units, Beyonce is already halfway to that sum. And in the time it would take someone to fly from New York to Miami.

The album release was so heavily guarded, that reportedly only a dozen or so members of her Sony Records family were even aware of the set being pushed to iTunes yesterday evening.

Beyonce’s last studio set “4” sold 310,000 in its debut week in July of 2011, but that was with a full sales week and a marketing/media push leading up to the release. It is an interesting commentary on the influence of social media in today’s world if “Beyonce” can come close to that sum with just social buzz driving the project instead of weeks of traditional media promotion normally part of the album release playbook.”

 

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  1. BeYawnceeeeeezzzz December 13, 2013

    ARTPOP is the best…still.

  2. Blue Gorrila December 13, 2013

    FLOP desperate album…

  3. Bey-HIVAIDS December 13, 2013

    It will suffer the biggest drop for 2nd week sales.

    Bookmark me.

    😆

  4. idgi December 13, 2013

    Queen! Remain presses b******! Oh and XO slays

  5. idgi December 13, 2013

    *pressed

  6. qwerty December 13, 2013

    Are ya’ll going to write about her every 10 minutes?

  7. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 13, 2013

    Lmao at the trolls being the first to comment in here. The intimidation is real! The queen came and snatched without any warning. That beyonce reign just won’t let up!

  8. Davis December 13, 2013

    THE SLAYAGE. No promo WHATSOEVER. She is queen.

  9. Bey-HIVAIDS December 13, 2013

    Ke$ha sold 80k in 3 hours….

    Sit down. 🙁

  10. Brazilian Beyonce!!! December 13, 2013

    I’m not gonna say anything. I can’t find my wig. I downloaded it on UK itunes still here for a physical copies. My fave is the G

  11. Davis December 13, 2013

    @Qwerty YES AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT GET OFF HIS DAMN BLOG.

  12. KangBey December 13, 2013

    She’s back with a vengeance!! Job well done your highness! 🙂

  13. My Forehead Tho December 13, 2013

    I read the comments yesterday and Bey had her haters like:

    “I seen that Beyonce album and I didn’t grab wig or nothing jesus, I ran for mah life.”

    Beyonce>>> Every album from the last 2 years.

    If any album deserves blockbuster #s its this one, and I’m glad she’s getting them.

  14. ADOU December 13, 2013

    80K IN 3 HOURS!?? LIKE WTF?? THE SLAYAGE.

  15. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    IT IS STILL GONNA FLOP. I remember when they said gaga had sold 100k on amazon alone blha blah. and in the end, waht happened with artpop? Where is artpop? Noticed he is meant to be a journalist, but he wont mention the 2013 tours, because Rih came ahead of beyonce and beyonce had a lot of shows not sell out. He wont mention it cos it proves that RIH IS BIGGER THAN BEYONCE. WHEN BEY WAS 25, SHE DID NOT COMMAND THE LEVEL OF POWER RIH DID.

    LOL AT RITA ORA, TWEETING ABOUT BEY, BUT what about her own music which stays getting pushed back?

  16. Bey-HIVAIDS December 13, 2013

    Why y’all so worried about Beyonce tho? Her music never gets to be iconic. One month after its release, nobody remembered a lyric from 4…

    😀

  17. KangBey December 13, 2013

    Chile shut up and let the HIVE rejoice!!!

  18. Bey-HIVAIDS December 13, 2013

    what’s a big deal….this album will struggle to get gold after Christmas….

  19. Hivy December 13, 2013

    b****** bey snatched my scalp me clean. I F****** HEADLESS RIGHT NOW!!!

  20. idgi December 13, 2013

    Kesha sold like 80k in a week lol stop lying

  21. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 13, 2013

    Keshit sold 72k in one week so have a nice hot seat in Yankee stadium

  22. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    I cannot wait for the second week drop./ LOL LOL the meltdowns.

  23. XXX December 13, 2013

    They mad they mad they mad. Keep hoping she fails. It just keeps getting better and better.

  24. XXX December 13, 2013

    Shes already won and proved you guys wrong.

  25. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    They said the same thing about artpop. It had sold 100k on amazon pre orders. It was outselling Prism on pre order, but in the end…..what ended happening?

    This is only happening because beyonce has not dropped in 2 years, she had a big year of promo and no one drops in a friday. WATCH, by next week when they hype wears off……..U willl see the biggest drop in USA HISTORY. LOL I LOVE IT>

  26. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebrook December 13, 2013

    No one has brought up Ciara yet……WOW! Shocked.

  27. Perry Power December 13, 2013

    Lol!!! Ke$ha sold 80k in 3 hours? That means no one brought her album from that point on until next week! The trolls are too much. Beyonce is killing it. Sometimes less is better. Gaga should be taking notes.

  28. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 13, 2013

    She ain’t coming to slay this time,she is coming to CONQUER AND DESTROY. The domination has started

  29. idgi December 13, 2013

    Lol, she releases an album and pisses off people. Queen B’s impact on her haters lives :’)

  30. C SQUAD LOST December 13, 2013

    LMAO CIARA DIDNT EVEN SELL THAT IN A MONTH

  31. truth HONEY…JUST THE TRUTH. y you mad December 13, 2013

    where am i??!!! i passed out DRUNK with the HOLY GHOST when i read and downloaded THE GODDESS BEY CD!!! WHERE’S MY WIG!!!!!???? LAWD LORD BEY DON SNATCHED ME BALD CHILE!!!! and for the haters…EAT ME!!!! #FAINTS AGAIN AT THE SLAYAGE HONEY

  32. XXX December 13, 2013

    The trolls are seething and grasping for excuse. Shes was supposed to be ‘over’ ?

  33. Perry Power December 13, 2013

    @Rih Keeps Winning
    Artpop never sold that. As usual, Monsters lied. These numbers are backed by Billboard. I doubt they’d lie. She sold 80k in 3 hours, deal with it. She’s coming for blockbuster numbers

  34. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    This is what someone: ( not a rih fan ( said on another blog. I agree.

    She will get good sales now because she has stans/ She’s got nosingle potential on the record ( I agree the best songs are the urban ones, but they wont work on pop radio ) and once stans and casual fans ( rih haters ) have all bought a copy by the end of dec and dec and jan she will have no sales left. This was not a good idea commercially.

    Someone wrote this on a well know pop blog. I agree. It will flop like Yeesus, which ended up getting outsold by JCOLE.

  35. Davis December 13, 2013

    RIH KEEPS WINNING IS MADDDDDD’

  36. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    Artpop has pop smashes waiting. GUY, SEXX DREAMS AND GYSPY CAN ALL SLAY. BEYONCE DOES NOT HAVE THAT. EVEN VENUS HAS A CHANCE OF BEING POP SMASH.

    THERE IS NO BREAKOUT GLOBAL SMASH AND ONECE THIS WHOLE THING WEARS OFF BY NEXT TUESDAY, WATCH GARTH BROOKS go back to number 1.

  37. DYNASTY December 13, 2013

    She will do 500/650+ K FIRST WEEK!!!!!!!

    But she will do under 100+K SECOND WEEK!!!!!!!

    JUST WATCH. .

  38. Davis December 13, 2013

    Beyonce is Touring WITH an album dropped in the middle. It will continue to sell.

  39. pat December 13, 2013

    that makes since….especially with no preorders available…. I say she’ll do close to 300k

  40. idgi December 13, 2013

    Stop trying to make Artpop happen.

  41. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 13, 2013

    This album actually deserves it, it’s a really good album.

  42. Lolz December 13, 2013

    Seethe. 2014 is Beyonces year. And with a part 2 also, she aint playin.

  43. Bey-HIVAIDS December 13, 2013

    Let’s be honest, most of the videos of videos of BEYONCE look like Lil Kim’s videos…

    🙁

  44. rih rox((U mad Bro?)) December 13, 2013

    She waited till the coast was clear. Her album was supposed to be out early April like she told GQ but got the news of the females that were coming out so she doesn’t lose sales.

  45. Lolz December 13, 2013

    What kind of irrelevant, washed up slayage? Beyonce getting her 5th consequetive #1 album.

  46. Lolz December 13, 2013

    @Rih Rox the coast was clear in April. Try again.

  47. Lolz December 13, 2013

    Where is Slay_Hive?

  48. Rach December 13, 2013

    SCREAMING at people seething in this post.

  49. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    The good thing about this for def jam and Rih is RIH WILL BRING IT. ALL THAT CRAPPY SHE DONE ON TTT AND UNA: NO VIDEOS till months later, bland videos ( still great, but not Only girl caliber) dropping crappy david guetta joints over jump, no promo etc. all that WILL NOW GO OUT THE WONDOW.

    DEF AND RIH ARE WATCHING AND NOW IT TIME FOR HER RAY OF LIGHT MOMENT. IN FACT…..IT IS TIME TO WORK WITH MADONNA AND END S*** ONCE AND FOR ALL. BLACK AND WHITE MADONNA ON ONE TRACK WILL END THE WORLD.

    IT IS TIME FOR RAY OF LIGHT MUSIC

    RAY OF LIGHT COLLABO

    RAY OF LIGHT VIDEOS

    RAY OF LIGHT. PRODUCTION.

    MARK MY WORDS….BEYONCE WILL TANK. AFTER THE BUZZ WEARS OFF, BY NEXT TUESDAY, WE WILL SEE.

  50. Rach December 13, 2013

    @Lovebird Im glad you’re giving credit and not just hating for the sake of it boo

  51. LOL December 13, 2013

    LOL 200-250K

  52. Rach December 13, 2013

    My faves are Pretty Hurts and Drunk in Love and Blow!

  53. Rach December 13, 2013

    All with no promo…

  54. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    RIH WILL BRING A A RAY OF LIGHT, WITH MADONNA ON THE JOINT. WITH PROMO VIDEOS AND PROMO. RIH OF LIGHT IS COMING, DEF JAM KNOW, THEY HAVE TO FINISH BEYONCE OFF. ONC AND FOR ALL. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR TWO BLACK SINGERS.

  55. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    THIS IS GOOD FOR RIH . WEST INDIANS ARE COMPETITIVE: NAOMI campbell, usian bolt, Nicki minaj……they fear no one.

    Rih and def jam now know they they have to stop with sloppy promo, lack of videos, or videos coming 6 months later etc. NOW SHE HAS TO DELIVER HER RIH OF LIGHT. SHE HAS TO DUET WITH MADONNA.

    THEN SHE WILL END BEYONCE ONCE AND FOR ALL, THERE IS NO WAY BEYONCE CAN TAKE ON RIH AND MADONNA ON THE SAME TRACK.

  56. Rach December 13, 2013

    Lol this rih keeps winning b**** is having a serious breakdown.

  57. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 13, 2013

    @rih rox but why did she scalp the other females in three hours? Explain that

  58. rih rox((U mad Bro?)) December 13, 2013

    She will do good first week, second week OK…then drop off like 4lop.

  59. B2B December 13, 2013

    Why y’all so mad tho??? 🙂 It’s Friday the 13th & guess who playing Freddy? haha

  60. RoyalKev December 13, 2013

    Unbelievable, Bey is winning! … & I can’t be any happier for this woman! I brought my first copy of the album this morning and I love it already! Well done Bey! 🙂

  61. Queen B December 13, 2013

    Let’s be honest. Your favs next check will be that retirement check. #nuffsaid

  62. idgi December 13, 2013

    Don’t be mad ’cause your faves could never. Coming here all bitter and affected its sad, so hilariously sad. Making up stories and numbers just make yourselves feel better, cute.

  63. Bey-Minaj December 13, 2013

    I need a Doctor right now cause my scalp is clean. Took my roots and all.

  64. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    Navy,

    This is god for rih. Def jam will put a new olan of action, the same one they put in 2007. After loud they got really sloppy with her promo and videos. Her music is great cos she is talented and knows but, they were not making videos or etc.

    Now cos beyonce, THEY ARE GONNA GO BAKC TO GGGB TYLE SLAYAGE. THAT IS WHY SHE IS DROPPING IN SUMMER, THEY ARE RELOADING GGGB, but a ray of light eversion of it. WITH BETTER FASHION TOO. RIH HAS WON.

  65. Rach December 13, 2013

    @Rih Rix you better hope and pray. You people also did not think she would was going to do this, and she did.

  66. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    My fave is rih, how and why would rih retire?

  67. Barb B**** December 13, 2013

    SCALPED BALD! I have my Hive hat on now. And its sucha good album too. Now all I need is Nicki. Beyonce is killin these heauxs after SIXTEEN YEARS. Who cares about second week, she is still doing this after SIXTEEN years when will your favs?

  68. Queen B December 13, 2013

    You mad? Collect them frown lines. Beyonce only flop album was “4” and that was to infinity and beyond your favs. So. Please. Understand why her title is QUEEN B. 😀

  69. LOL December 13, 2013

    LOL 80K IN THREE HOURS?

    BUT ITS BEEN ON SALE FOR 12 HOURS LOL

  70. Barb B**** December 13, 2013

    And with no pre hype, no Twitter meltdowns she just came like BAM im back b****.

  71. Barb B**** December 13, 2013

    @LOL well then its obviously sold MORE now you birdbrain.

  72. Common Sense December 13, 2013

    Congratulations to Bey! I hope her Netflix approach to releasing music shapes the future of album releases. More importantly, she just put the final nail on ArtFLOP’s coffin.

  73. rih rox((U mad Bro?)) December 13, 2013

    the coast might have been clear in April but not mid year. Watch this album will 4lop after the buzz wears off.

  74. miss ross the boss *icon* December 13, 2013

    ________________

    our lives have been snatched as we know it! this b**** just slayed everything and everyone! #epic

  75. Tisha December 13, 2013

    LMAO, they gon be salty this year. Beyonce made sure to drop off a Christmas present that would make the other girls depressed for the Holidays.

  76. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    David bowie done this in march,.He dropped an album out nowhere; twitter went nuts, gaga was screaming, the whole industry was screaming, he was number 1 in 50 countries, all major markets…….few days passed and he started to drop off. In the end, his LP did not even sell platinum or get a grammy nod in any major category.

    LOL LOL LOL LOL MARK M Y WORDS, BEY IS DONE!

  77. Rach December 13, 2013

    #1 in 72 countries now BOW DOWN

  78. Queen B December 13, 2013

    How: by not even attempting to release any more music. We all know Rihanna is the Beyonce wanna be in the industry. Bea real one .

    Why: because nobody will settle for that bubblegum, s** s*** she sells EVERY year. After this album. Tbh. Your favs has been purged while she still attempting the ‘Unapologetic’ s*** 1 year later. 😀

  79. Skyfall December 13, 2013

    If it doesn’t land the #1 spot then the 2nd week sales will see it at #1, because she’s only getting a 3 day sale count

  80. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 13, 2013

    Ultimate death, Rihanna is not a Beyonce wannabe, Rihanna is a multi-genre artist, a chameleon who can jump on anything.

    The only person who’s career is in jeopardy is Gaga, Rihanna will come with something different, she always does and always delivers.

    Yes Beyonce has delivered a great solid album, but you cannot write Rihanna off, she is unpredictable.

  81. rih rox((U mad Bro?)) December 13, 2013

    4lop in the making.

  82. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 13, 2013

    The only artists who should be worried are Miley Cyrus, Gaga and Mariah. Everyone else is as cool as a cucumber.

  83. Rach December 13, 2013

    U MAD BRO?

  84. rih rox((U mad Bro?)) December 13, 2013

    RETURN OF THE 4LOP.

  85. Rach December 13, 2013

    She should have released it on a Monday though. Since the first week sales ends on Sunday.

  86. Jessie December 13, 2013

    I am so happy for her. Going to try and get some tickets for her next european leg but got to be on it like sonic!

  87. Beyonce will flop, give it few days December 13, 2013

    This s*** will flop harder than artflop.

  88. TAME December 13, 2013

    Beyonce is number 1 in more than 75 countries. WOW. Physical copy next week and part 2 next year. Haters seethe!

  89. stephy Tha Lambily December 13, 2013

    Sam, you really should invest in BLOCKING these trolls making fun of people with H**/A*** that is not something to make fun off. Anyways, congrats to Queen B. EVERYONE on twitter including CELEBS are tweeting about Queen B. Im so happy for the HIVE!! Wating for Rihanna to say something about The Queen. Instead of tweeting about her wack ass 13th number 1 hit.

  90. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    GAGA IS BIGGER TOURING ACT THAN BEY, SHE ROSE TO FAME IN 5 YEARS, IN BEY AGES. GAGA STILL HAS POP HITS LEFT: GUY, SEXX DREAMS AND GYPSY. BEYONCE AS NO HITS. SHE IS ONLY NUMBER BECAUSE OF SHOCK VALUE: 17 VIDEOS; OUT OF THE BLUE ON A FRIDAY. ONCE THE NOVELTY WEARS OFF BY NEXT WEEK, WATCH HER FLOP, BUY GAGA GET BY.

    GAGA’S NEXT POP SINGLE WILL KILL BEYONCE. LET say she drops GUY, XO CANNOT TOUCH IT.

  91. Career Ender December 13, 2013

    Sybil!

    SYBIL!

    MUTHERFGKING SYBIL!

    HAHAHAHAHA

  92. DIGGER BEY December 13, 2013

    #1 IN 72 COUNTRIES! #KING

  93. miss ross the boss *icon* December 13, 2013

    sybil is working over time hunty. troll on boo while queen bey scalps the planet. xo

  94. TAME December 13, 2013

    Gaga is bigger artist then Beyonce, but her career only lasted for five years. Chile bye.

  95. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 13, 2013

    How is art of letting go of my vocals doing sis?

  96. stephy Tha Lambily December 13, 2013

    @RIHKEPSWINNING… WHY ARE YOU SO MAD THIS MORNING MY GOD… YOU PRESSED AS S***

  97. Hivy December 13, 2013

    come on guys be nice to rih 🙂 JUST knock down the worthless trolls except Lovebird.

  98. stephy Tha Lambily December 13, 2013

    @Lovebird SHUT UP HATING ASS B****… You are a seething ass b**** just be happy for Beyonce DAMN

  99. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    It is confirmed: Rih will shoot for USA VOGUE , AS WELL AS BRAZIL VOGUE IN BRAZIL. SHE HAS ALREADY SHOT AUSTRALIA VOGUE. VOGUE SHOOT . TEH COVERS ARE COMING ON THE ICONIN FEB ISSUE ( THE ISSUE THEY DONT GIVE TO BLACK COS IT IS THEIR MOST important, along with september.

    Rumor has it inez and vindooh will shoot her. THE NEW ALBUM IS COMING IN FEB ANF HER SINGLE NEXT WEEK.

  100. h2o December 13, 2013

    The only country it’s not #1 is India,

    Both #1 and #2 in the USA

    Charting twice in more than 10 countries

    I CANNOTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    breaking news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIH NEW SINGLE GOES TO RADIO NEXT WEEK.

  102. Krista December 13, 2013

    Is this Ri keeps winning person mentally OK?

  103. HoneychildPlease December 13, 2013

    Only the black twitter, and the beehive are hyped about this. NO one else is phased. Let’s see how this album is riding next month. Sam the obsession is real with you!

  104. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    I can’t with this woman…..#1 in 75 countries and charting twice in some. THE POWER OF BEYONCE’.

    SHE JUST MADE THE KIDS STEP THEIR GAME ALL THE WAY UP.

    SHE OPEN THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND ENDED IT WITH A BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    I can’t with this woman…..#1 in 75 countries and charting twice in some. THE POWER OF BEYONCE’.

    SHE JUST MADE THE KIDS STEP THEIR GAME ALL THE WAY UP.

    SHE OPEN THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND ENDED IT WITH A BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    HONEYCHILD.

    She is only number 1 cos of the shock value and dropping on friday. Plus, 17 expensive videos, is PROMO. THERE ARE NO hits on the album. GAGA has more potential hits and can sell steadily like Lana Del ray. BEYONCE WILL CRASH AND BURN.

    That is why there are no singles available, cos she knows there no hits. She is going on shock value, Interesting to see where this LP will be come next tuesday release.

  107. Absolved December 13, 2013

    #1 in 75 countries in 12 hrs with no pre-release hype.

    Uhoh Bey, people are not feeling this album. You’re gonna flop!

    😆

  108. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    See I see most of you haters are about charts and sells, but Not about the music. I’m about the music and the music is GREAT.

  109. RIP Beyawance December 13, 2013

    She still boring as hell to me….

    Buy #ARTPOP

  110. Onika Slays A Bxtch. December 13, 2013

    What kind of slayage.

    Anyway all I need is a Nicki album and my life will be complete.

    BTW, am I the only one who likes XO????:L

  111. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    Richie Rich,

    Rih has already stepped her game up,. She is bringing her GGGB / Ray of light. While u were all dissing her last night, she was in NYC, shooting her 3RD AMERICAN VOGUE COVER.

    IN JAN SHE GOES TO BRAZIL TO SHOOT BRAZIL VOGUE. EM just tweeted there new video ( a pic ) and we all saw in the studio 2 days ago. BEYONCE WONT BE ABLE SURVIVE WONT DEF JAM AND RIH HAVE PANNED AND rih has 2 movies, a new mac deal, and her australia vogue cover. so will OWN FASHION MOVIES AND MUISC ALL IN 2014, WHIKE BEYONCE ROTS WITH HER NO HITS. BEYONCE will sell 2 mill tops, with no hits, movies covers of fashion deals and fizzle away. just like 2011

    RIH WILL GET HER 14 NUMBER1, DO proper promo and sell at least 6 mill with ‘ she ‘ album. There is talk the duet with Shakira could be for the world cup. HA HA HA Rih ended teh year right: She is number1; she has teh 5th biggest tour of 2013 and she is top 10 BB artist of the year.

    BEYONCE IS OVER.

  112. RIh keeps winning – catch up heuaxrh December 13, 2013

    Shakira and rih’s new song drops Jan 14th, so the video should come in next week or so. LET IF BEYONCE OUTSELL THEM OR SHUT THEM DOWN.

  113. Oh Baby(B****** Will Bow Down And Deal) December 13, 2013

    number 1 album on itunes in over 80 countriesssss. When, just when will your fav??? huh? when????? YASSSSS YONCE!! YASSSS

  114. Hush December 13, 2013

    LOL at Sybil’s epic meltdown. Love it!!! Your anguish over Beyoncé slaying HARD is almost better than Beyoncé’s album itself. Enjoy those stomach knots while the rest of the world fawns all over Bey! 😉

  115. WhatInThe?! December 13, 2013

    She changed the game, no more quick hits. Step your game up producers!

  116. Daniel Teflon December 13, 2013

    Beyonce Slays & the GURLS WILL ALWAYS BE MAD ARTPOP? Has failed!!

  117. HoneychildPlease December 13, 2013

    But her album been out for about 14 hours. Sam your thirst is too much. I can’t with this blog, and it’s desecration! That is why i stopped coming so much. You do far too much!

  118. WhatInThe?! December 13, 2013

    @HoneychildPlease nobody gives a f*** weather u come here or not, honestly! You and a selected few are just over the top for no reason. Get lost troll!

  119. Ashleeeeee December 13, 2013

    Next week it will be available in stores everywhere…it will continue to sale duh….it’s only on iTunes right now so the sales she are pulling in are not even close to what it would sale in a full week on iTunes, Amazon, and as a physical copy in store. Hell most of her real Stans will yo out next week and completely turn out Walmart target bestbuy and everywhere else just to be able to hold that Cd in thier actual hands…So yea even a blind man could see that the roll out of this album is flop proof lol

  120. iamdiego December 13, 2013

    Her second week will be higher than the first week this is only itunes slayage there are plenty retail oulets see:amazon + plus physical copies be smart asshole. And lets not forget actual promo lol.

  121. WhatInThe?! December 13, 2013

    I’m actually proud that a black woman besides Oprah is trending all over the got damn world!!! And mark my words, she will end up richer than Oprah someday if she keeps on.

  122. Mark111 December 13, 2013

    Dear Britney Spears fans and stans,

    This is selling off your name. Don’t ever misuse that term again.

    Thank you.

  123. MuiMui December 13, 2013

    If you let the Hive tell it,this Album will pass the Million mark first week. Rihanna got Beyonce doing the most. This is something other Musicians can do in the Future. But since her Fans could careless about number one’s I suppose they are just happy for new music and Rightfully so.
    Waiting to see which song jumps out and take the lead and catch up and past Rihanna “Diamonds” single.
    Waiting to see how her and Jayz song does on the charts also.

  124. MuiMui December 13, 2013

    Dearest Hive You stated that Beyonce was going to own
    2013, what in the world happened. I mean she do have that 50-Million riding with her don’t she. Her Pepsi deal was the biggest this year. Her tour is doing great. But Rihanna have crossed the 100-Million Mark Touring, is that the reason why Beyonce is Extending her tour into next year Hive.

  125. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    For Beyoncé fans who happened to be awake in the wee hours of Friday the 13th, Christmas came early this year–in the form of a surprise album by the superstar singer.

    The self-titled visual album was released exclusively via iTunes as a complete download for $15.99; individual songs will be available starting December 20th. The list of collaborators on Beyoncé features a who’s-who of the music business, including Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Timbaland, Frank Ocean, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and, of course, Jay Z.

    With so many high-profile names attached to the project, it’s a small miracle that nothing leaked in advance of the launch, but Beyoncé runs a tight ship.

    “I’m never satisfied,” she told FORBES in a 2009 cover story, adding: “I’m sure sometimes it’s not easy working for me … I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry.”

    Indeed, she’s already played 97 shows on her Mrs. Carter World Tour this year–and, in combination with the buzz for her new album, that could catapult her to the most lucrative year of her already storied career. FORBES calculates earnings on the half-year, meaning that the scoring period for 2014 will run from June 2013 to June 2014.

    Beyoncé is already scheduled for 83 shows during that span, and that’s not counting additional bookings that could fill up April and May. She’s currently grossing over $2 million per city, according to Pollstar. Factoring in merchandise sales at her sold-out shows, that means she’s likely taking home somewhere around $1 million per night–if not more–before paying out agents, managers and Uncle Sam.

    Those sorts of touring numbers alone should be enough to equal Beyoncé’s best years to date, her twin peaks of $87 million in both 2009 and 2010. Factor in endorsements with Pepsi and H&M, in addition to her other ventures and record sales, and she should easily double the $53 million she made this year. She’ll also challenge for music’s earnings crown, which went to Madonna at $125 million for 2013.

    As for the new album, it’s too early for sales numbers. But there’s at least one indicator that points to success: in 12 hours, Beyoncé has already garnered half as many reviews on iTunes as Katy Perry’s PRISM and one-third as many as Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP. Both albums sold about a quarter of a million copies in their opening weeks.

    Furthermore, Beyoncé’s strategy of selling her album as a whole for the first week–rather than allowing fans to buy songs a la carte–could prove incredibly valuable. Before the digital revolution in music, that was the status quo, and it led to platinum opening weeks for scores of artists who’d now be lucky to sell a third of that over the life of an entire album.

    Her idea also hearkens back to the example of another top-earning superstar: Michael Jackson. In a video explaining why she decided to release a video for every song on her album, Beyoncé recalls watching the short film for “Thriller” with her family and being inspired.

  126. YONCE””” December 13, 2013

    What is a ci-error? it sounds masculine and irrelevant

  127. MuiMui December 13, 2013

    Hive is acting like Katy,Ke$ha,Mariah,Rihanna,
    and Gaga are going to Bow down for real,LOL.

  128. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    @Muimui ….But she did own 2013 ….She open with a bang, sold out tour, and now she’s ending the year with a bang. #enoughsaid. Just say congrats and keep it moving.

    @honeychileplease, it sold 80,000 within a span of 3 hours. 9p-12pm PT 12am-3am EST…. Reach for them stars baby.

    “I preach my gutter can’t help ignore it
    I’m climbing up the walls
    Cuz all the s*** I hear is boring
    All the s*** I do is boring
    All these record labels boring
    I don’t trust these record labels, I’m torn”

  129. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    “It’s where we go
    It’s where we’ll be
    I know if I’m onto you, I’m onto you
    Onto you, you must be onto me”

    THIS IS FOR THE HATERS…..Yass Beyonce’ you better throw that classy shade.

  130. My Forehead Tho December 13, 2013

    Tf is this Beyonce vs Rihanna comparison?

    To completely different artist:

    Quality VS Quantity
    Talented VS Manufactured
    Tight VS Loose
    Jay Z VS Every man in the industry
    Legend VS Good as her latest single
    Shape like a Pepsi bottle VS Shaped like a Pepsi can
    Etc

  131. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Richie rich

    If beyonce owned 2013, what does mean about Em, Rih and Justin Timberlake? According to billboard, they slayed 2013.

  132. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Richie Rich

    WHO HAS THE 5TH BIGGEST TOUR OF 2013? I’ll wait, oh and what was the sell out rate?

    HA.

  133. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    BLOW IS THE 1ST SINGLE IN EUROPE. LOL LOL FLOP. SHE HAS NO HITS TO CARRY THE project into next year. The thing with gaga, she has quite a few juicy hits: Sexx dreams, GUY and Gypsy

  134. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    This is about Beyonce’ and Beyonce’ only. So take that B.s somewhere else. I’m not caring about non of the others girls only KING/QUEEN BEYONCE’ FOH.

  135. Oh Baby(B****** Will Bow Down And Deal) December 13, 2013

    @muimui or whatever girl boom! Beyonce is number 8 on the tour chart you’re talking about whilst Rihanna is at #5. but here’s the catch though, Beyonce has grossed over 104 mill,after only 59 shows registered! Rihanna on the other hand grossed 137mill for the WHOLE TOUR!! ALL 87 dates she was supposed to tour for! so do the math simpleton, Bey at -28 shows,has grossed just 33mill less than rih. Beyonce yesterday just played her 100th date and she’s grossing no less than 2mill per show! I wont even go further. I just want you to go sit down somewhere and ponder on that :)Beyonce’s gonna have the biggest tour of 2013/14. just watch! and now probably the biggest album! ahhhh to be a beyhive member right now…bliss baby,bliss!

  136. peggyhyls5 on Instagram December 13, 2013

    OMG R**** FANS WHY YALL SOOO DESPERATE ABOUT OUR QUEEN CANT YALL JUST Bow down she s taking over the king is back

  137. peggyhyls5 on Instagram December 13, 2013

    They already bowing straight down loook loool

  138. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    LOOOOOOOL

    SLAY BXTCH SLAY KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    SHOW THESE HATERS WHAT A FLOP REALLY IS!!!

    THE SLAYAGE HAS BEGUN!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  139. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Oh dear,

    Did u just say Rih came 5 in the TOURS OF 2013? WHAT RACE IS SHE? HOW OLD IS SHE? HOW LONG HAS SHE BEEN IN THE GAME? F*** outta here, u just proved my point. THE B**** , the ONE who was meant to be a one hit wonder came, the one everyone said will NEVER GET 100 mill tour CAME 5TH. EVEN PASSING THE ROLLING STONES AND BEYONCE. THIS LIST IS FOR 2013. NO ONE GVES A S*** ABOUT 2014, NO doubt some rock group will end up number1, Not beyonce. It will be a white rock group. They it from NOV 2013 TO NOV 2014. So it will only be what beyonce makes in that frame. She wont be number 1.

    Bottom, RIH CAME 5TH IN THE BIGGEST TOURS OF THIS YEAR.

    SO F*** U!

  140. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    THEY SAID RIH’S TOUR WAS FLOP AND SHE WILL NEVER CROSS 100 MILL. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  141. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    WHO IS A FLOP? RIH? IS THAT WHY SHE IS NUMBER 1. IS THAT WHY BILLBOARD NAMED HER ONE OF TOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR. IS THAT WHY HER TOUR IS NUMBER 5 IN A LOST THAT INCLUDES ROLLING STONES AND JON BON JOVI?

    WHO IS A FLOP?

  142. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    RIH RIH names was on the forbes list. She is 25 and she has been on that list quite a few times.

    WHEN BEY WAS 25 IN 2006 SHE WAS NOT DOMINATING LIKE RIH AT 25. NOBODY CALLED BEY AN ICON AT 25. WACTH WHEN SHE IS BEYS OLD ASS AGE…..U WILLL. BY TIME RIH IS 30, SHE WILL HAVE 300 MILL TOURS.

  143. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    THEY are not the same age and they did not star the same time or same manner. One had the luxury of being in girlgroup, which her daddy ran. RIH WAS ALL ON HER OWN IN NEW COUNTRY.

    AT 25, 2006. BEYONCE was selling out stadiums in EUROPE. THE STADIUM WHERE THEY HAS NELSON MANDELA memoral, beyon was not selling that out. RIH HAS!

    DAMIEN HURST CALLED RIH A LEGEND. No one of that level ( a white, male, the most powerful artist ) called bey anything, at any age.

  144. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @Sybil

    Go to a Rihject post with that mess. No one cares! This is Beyonce’s day! kiiii

    We’re over Rihanna and her 100 albums.. Goodbye

  145. Rosie December 13, 2013

    The slayage is deserved. This album is amazing.
    She should’ve released it on Tuesday for that 400-500K debut.

  146. Rihannaqueen December 13, 2013

    dude chil you make the navy look desparate beyonce came back with a dope ass album and a dope ass concept give credits where is due damn

  147. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Sybil
    Go to a Rihject post with that mess. No one cares! This is Beyonce’s day! kiiii
    We’re over Rihanna and her 100 albums.. Goodbye

    I am waiting for TGJ to post of rih leaving the recording studio 2 days ago. It was in the daily mail. He did not. I am waiting for him to mention she is shooting for VOGUE USA AND BRAQZIL. He wont. I am waiting for him to mention the 2013 top tour list and RIH COMING AHEAD OF BEY; Not to mention billboard artist of 2013. Even though he runs a showbiz blog, he wont mention Rih’s good news. WHY, COS HE KNOWS BEY WILL MURKED BY RIH IN 2014 AND HE IS SHITTING HIMSELF.

    BEY ALWAYS GETS GOOD 1ST WEEK SALES, THET THING IS WILL SHE SELL 10 MILL ALBUMS? WILL SHE GET ASMASH HIT? WILL SHE EVER BOOK A VOGUE COVER AGAIN?

    CAN SHE STOP RIH?

  148. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    ROSIE,

    I think Lana and rih will outsell beyonce in 2014. Beyonce does not have any hits on her LP and is selling on shock tactics. 17 high end videos in one day? Some singers dont even get to drop a second video. Those viz were paid for by pepsi 50 mill…..so if this LP does not do 10 mill or more…..LOL LOL LOL LOL HA HA HA

  149. The Truth Hurts December 13, 2013

    Beyoncé and her team deserve a round of applause. The album is excellent and her release strategy perfect. She’s probably got more hype now than she would have if she released traditionally, she was very clever and kept her name going throughout the year with the tour, Super Bowl and the h&m campaign but didn’t try to shove herself down people’s throats a la lady gaga. The only annoying thing is I don’t want 123456789 articles about every little thing she does from TGJ. I’m not even into Beyoncé’s music but I still appreciate what she’s done, I think the girls have been a major disappointment this year in terms of new album releases so hopefully Beyoncé will make up for that(I’m a Lana Stan by the way).

  150. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    UNA has sold 1.2 mill in the USA. VERY VERY GOOD. They said she cannot sell albums and will be dropped.

  151. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    2014 will be :

    RIH
    LANA – SHE CAN FOR 10; everyone is waiting.
    Shakira

    Those will be the top album sellers for females.

  152. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @SYBIL

    Honey, rihject walking out of a recording studio and whatever else she is doing, is no surprise and it’s not exciting! Beyonce is SLAYING! you will have to deal! Nothing you say will stop it…Get over it hun 😉 kiiiiii

  153. The Truth Hurts December 13, 2013

    I don’t think the album will have loads of longevity BUT will still sell well, Beyoncé has been ORIGINAL which I heap praise on her for since so many girls seem to lack it these days

  154. Hivy December 13, 2013

    @SLAY_HIVE gurrlll we missed you!! Bey has the haters pressed except a few navy members. Lovebird Loves the album and boy toy <3

  155. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @HIVY

    Waittttttt …..did you say LOVEBIRD “LOVES” the album???

    Chile these trolls are pitiful

  156. Hivy December 13, 2013

    @SLAY_HIVE YESS GURL CHECK THE ORIGINAL POST LOL BUT Partition is my fav beyonce video of all time.

    Partition> Yonce> XO > I LOVE THEM ALL -CRIES-

  157. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Maybe her at a studio is not newsworthy, but what about her tour being number 5, with only 3 non sell out shows? What about her being number 10 in top albums of 2013? what about her being top female of 2013? IS THAT NOW NEW WORTHY?

    Remember GAGA AND miley were meant to end her career in 2013…………

  158. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    don’t think the album will have loads of longevity BUT will still sell well, Beyoncé has been ORIGINAL which I heap praise on her for since so many girls seem to lack it these days

    Not only that….there are no breakout hits that can pull this album. Some of her fans say XO, but that is such cheesey weak song, it wont stick long enough. It wont hit as hard as a rihann song roe even royal. TBH Applause will sell more than XO.

  159. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    She has officially snatched every wig flowing in the sun. Beyonce Knowles Carter and her brand new self-titled album just crossed the 200,000 copies sold mark…in a matter of hours. With no promo.

    @Sybil have that breakdown boo!!!!!!

  160. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @Sybil

    you are really seething! kiiiiii Great for rihject, BUT this is about Beyonce SLAYING…i thought she was done???? How can someone that is done, have the number 1 album in 75 countries, without a hit single or pre-promo? Just wait until she actually starts to promote

    You can save you rant about her not having any “break-out” hits. You don’t know what you’re talking about. kii

    your hate for Beyonce is pathetic

  161. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @RICHIE

    200,000???? IN A FEW HOURS?? WAITTTTTTTT But according to Sybil she is done? looool

    Not one single on the radio. No one expected it, and ALOT of people still don’t know about the album.. Wait until she releases that single, PERFORMS, and releases the actual copy in stores…They can’t deal chile

  162. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    200k is what HHD predicted not what she has sold. F*** OUTTA HERE WITH THAT.

  163. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    U , as well as this and many blogs came for rih and said her career was over. That why I clapped back and it worked.

  164. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. December 13, 2013

    Every day since 2005 everyone says her career will end. Just a month ago everyone said Miley was gonna end her career. WHERE IS MILYE CYRYS NOW?

  165. Hivy December 13, 2013

    @SLAY_HIVE booo not 75 countries. It’s 91 countries now. 🙂 KING B SLAYING

  166. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @SYBIL

    #RECEIPTS

    “Beyonce Knowles Carter and her brand new self-titled album just crossed the 200,000 copies sold mark…in a matter of hours. With no promo.

    Chart News reports she has officially crossed the 200,000 copies sold in the U.S. mark for her self titled visual album, Beyonce. And 80,000 of those were sold in the first 3 hours after her surprise midnight release.

    These numbers make King Bey & her utter hotness #1 in 87 countries. Billboard reports she’s also poised to snatch the #1 Billboard 200 spot.”

    Girrrrrrl you will LEARN to deal kiiii

  167. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    @HIVY

    I was just about to correct myself 😉 looooooooool

  168. Hivy December 13, 2013

    ok HIVE Pretty Hurts overshadows my love for Halo but I still love halo but Pretty Hurts>>>>>> the message in that song is good for younger girls.

  169. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    The shade is NO one knew what she was going to do , hell we still don’t know which way she’s going with the album. She is #1 in over 80 countries and #1 and #2 in some countries. This is not about Rihanna or any of the other pop girls. FOH with that. Y’all tease us damn near the whole yr about when is Beyonce’ single coming, it’s here now so let the hive rejoice and enjoy this wonderful album by KING YONCE’.

    “Can you lick my skittles
    That’s the sweetest in the middle
    Pink that’s the flavor
    Solve the riddle”
    YASSSSSS BESSSSH

  170. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    FIFTH NUMBER 1 album….when the f*** will rihject?????

    Even with fifty generic #1 singles and 500 albums, she falls short.. You will bow to the Queen Sybil!! kiiii

  171. Hivy December 13, 2013

    oh he so horny he want to f*** ~ Partition. This song brings out my inner w****.

  172. SLAY_HIVE December 13, 2013

    i see her going GOLD in 3 days Richie!!!

    Then another 500,000 copies next week, when the album hits the stores!

  173. RICHIE_RICH December 13, 2013

    Y’all just don’t understand she has change the game. I’m a proud beyhive memeber.

    @slay , I can see it, may be 600-700k

    SHE GAVE Y’ALL WANT Y’ALL WANTED SO WHAT’S THE ISSUE HATERS? SHE BOUGHT IT WITH THIS ALBUM.

  174. FutureCIARA December 13, 2013

    340k in just 13hours……… You girls are only dragging yourselves!!!!!!

    This is a platinum album debut!!

  175. NAVY COMMANDER December 13, 2013

    She’s slaying everyone right now if this is true .

    BUT LOL AT HER OUTSELLING CIERROR IN HOURS. WITH NO PROMO AT ALL PERIOD

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