iTunes List Best Selling Albums Of 2013 / Justin Timberlake & Kendrick Lamar Come Out On Top

Published: Wednesday 18th Dec 2013 by David
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iTunes have released their list of Best Selling Albums of 2013 today, celebrating the year’s strongest commercial efforts as Apple continues to enjoy 63% of the digital music downloads in the U.S.

So, who came out on top?

A number of surprises below…

Artist of the Year: “The 20/20 Experience,” Justin Timberlake

Album of the Year: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Song of the Year: “Royals,” Lorde

Breakthrough Album: “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,” Kendrick Lamar

Top Albums:

    1. “The 20/20 Experience,” Justin Timberlake
    2. “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé
    3. “Night Visions,” Imagine Dragons
    4. “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” JAY Z
    5. “Nothing Was the Same,” Drake
    6. “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    7. “Pitch Perfect,” Various Artists
    8. “Babel,” Mumford & Sons
    9. “The Marshall Mathers LP2”, Eminem
    10. “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk

    Top Tracks:

    1. “Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz),” Ryan Lewis & Macklemore
    2. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke
    3. “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
    4. “Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess),” P!nk
    5. “Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton),” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    6. “When I Was Your Man,” Bruno Mars
    7. “Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko),” Rihanna
    8. “Roar,” Katy Perry
    9. “Royals,” Lorde
    10. “Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake

    Best News & Politics Podcast: MSNBC Rachel Maddow (video)

    Best Comedy Podcast: The Adam and Dr. Drew Show

    Best Social Sciences Podcast: AsapScience Best Society & Culture: Stuff You Should Know

    Top Podcasts:

    1. “Happy Tree Friends”
    2. “Real Time with Bill Maher”
    3. NPR Programs: “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”
    4. Grammar Girl: “Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing”
    5. Coffee Break: “Spanish”
    6. NBC Nightly News (video)
    7. SModcast: “SModcast”
    8. APM: “A Prairie Home Companion’s News from Lake Wobegon”
    9. The Moth Podcast: “10 TEDTalks” (in HD)

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    1. Stanh December 18, 2013

      “The heist” beats all on that list. Amazing album

    2. Bey Fan December 18, 2013

      Beyonce has only been out for 6 days…. #BeyonSlay

      Yonce all on yall mouths like liquor ….

    3. ??? December 18, 2013

      The random beyonce video! Why?

    4. Mark111 December 18, 2013

      Isn’t Beyonce the highest selling R&B this year already? Damn!

    5. da truff hunty December 18, 2013

      yes hunty she is

    6. da truff hunty December 18, 2013

      where is rhi’s cd at?? kiiii

    7. DIGGER BEY December 18, 2013

      NOOOOOOOOOO! IT CAN’T BEY! THE QUEEN’S ALBUM JUST CAME OUT AND IS THE SECOND BEST SELLING ALBUM ON ITUNES TOP ALBUMS OF 2013! THE MUTHAF*CKIN SLAYAGE! N MY SEVYN STREETER VOICE. #IT WON’T STOP

    8. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      This has been a year of men in music. Male artists have just dominated the year.

    9. MusicStan( Bey Ciara Janet Kelly Rowland Rihanna etc) December 18, 2013

      Congrats to everyone this year!!!! Yes 2013 was the year of the fellas but I have a feeling that 2014 would be the year of the Women!!!!!

    10. Lolz December 18, 2013

      Beyonslay>>>>>>

    11. JOHNVIDAL December 18, 2013

      I thought Eminem was going to be higher on a best selling albums on itunes list. Just that. Congrats to Beyonce. Although this was the only possible way to buy the album. So if the 600,000 copies she sold in the USA wouhad been available in all types of retailers, she wouldn´t be there probably. Spectacular anyway.
      Finally, isn´t it more important to see the best selling albums of 2013???? In general?

    12. Lolz December 18, 2013

      The fact that she went all year with people throwing all that tired shade and then just came and slayed for the gods like that.

    13. Lalalalaa December 18, 2013

      This year has really been the Men’s year. And I PRAISE Beyonce for being the ONLY solo female artist in the top 10 album of the year. Damn That’s why she’s called the QUEEN.
      And Congrats to Jay Z Too! Husband and Wife both in the top five. That’s a hard working couple right there.
      Shout out to Justin Timberlake as well for being number 1.

      ***But the Fact the Beyonce’s album was out not even a week ago and she’s already in the placement of best album of 2013. Damn Bey.
      When will ya’ll favs tho?? When???

    14. ROSEGOLD December 18, 2013

      Johnvidal you can’t congratulate without shade, huh? I wish you people will deal with the fact that Beyonce SLAYED with a late 4th quarter release.

      JT was all hype. His album didn’t live up to it’s expectations IMO. That’s why part II flopped.

      Congrats to all though! Especially Bey!

    15. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      2014 is most definitely a year when NEW pop artists are going to COME OUT OF NOWHERE are just slay.

      Stale years are about the time new artists come around and 2013 has been pretty stale.

      We’ve had the same pop artists on the Hot 100 and all the major artists save for Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have released something.

      Besides those two, there’s really nothing to look forward to and that is when NEW artists get the opportunity to establish themselves.

      2014 will be an interesting year.

    16. Kimbella December 18, 2013

      Wheres GaGa???

    17. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Johnvidal throwing subtle shade in his usual fashion.

    18. ROSEGOLD December 18, 2013

      I agree Lovebird. 2013 was supposed to be a HUGE year in music, but it left me disappointed. I’m looking forward to Sevyn and Tori Kelly in 2014.

      Oh yeah and Brandy!!! She’s being honored for 20 years in the music business during Grammy week. I hope she has a great era to commemorate 20 years. What are your thoughts on B-Rocka? 🙂

    19. Vee December 18, 2013

      @Lovebird its because Gaga is not there

    20. RihannaNavy December 18, 2013

      Okay, these dudes ruled this year’s chart. And as a female, I’m very pissed. Females should run the charts!! Thank god Beyonce did justice to the females tho. Damn.
      BTW, the BEYONCE album is FANTASTIC. That’s the first album ever I’ve purchased from iTUNES. I wasn’t disappointed at all. I loved it!
      Go check it out on iTUNES!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1JPKLa-Ofc

    21. MusicStan( Bey Ciara Janet Kelly Rowland Rihanna etc) December 18, 2013

      @lovebird I think other artists will do something!!! This year was more about Pop Divas and Male Artists…. We had somE R&B divas and fellas come out too but it didn’t do heavy numbers like the Pop artists did!!!! Hopefully R&B will make some more noise in 2014!!!! Singles like Body Party to Kisses Down Low were great in the summer time( and yea I know ppl are going to say something negative cause I see alot of you don’t like them) but give credit where it is due…. I love all of the Divas cause it seem like Female Artists make better songs than Men do Now!!!! with the fellas all it is about s** money and clubs ( except John Legend and the other Neo Soul Male Artists) So this year coming I predict that Female (Both Pop and R&B) will make some heavy noise…. Hopefully we will see the return of Legends like Janet, Madonna, Celine just to name a few!!!!! what I really want is all the females to stick together and make great music to show the men (including myself) that females can work together….

    22. Molly December 18, 2013

      Johndival is always pressed i think its cause GaGa not on the list kiii

    23. Vee December 18, 2013

      Only here for Beyonce and Drake. They are the only two album I purchased. I streamed 20/20 experience its quality does not live up to the sales unlike Beyonce but congrats nonetheless. I loved what he did on Rocket for her. Magna Carta was far from Jay Zs best it was just blah and I just cannot take Eminems shouty wrist slitting music anymore. His flow is so tired.

    24. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 18, 2013

      Justin’s albums were awful…Congrats Bey!

    25. Molly December 18, 2013

      Congratulations Beyonce you did that!!!!!

    26. Molly December 18, 2013

      @EnoughOnika Very overrated his album was like the born this way of 2013 selling off hype.

    27. Molly December 18, 2013

      I wanna give Drake some congratulation head. He deserves it.

    28. MusicStan( Bey Ciara Janet Kelly Rowland Rihanna etc) December 18, 2013

      @molly Lol I can’t with you!!!!

    29. The Boy Toy December 18, 2013

      Lmao @ Johnvidumbass being pressed because BlahGa isn’t on the list 😆

    30. The Boy Toy December 18, 2013

      I agree 2013 was a very boring year for music.

    31. GREEKGOD December 18, 2013

      Nicki will slay 2014.

    32. JOHNVIDAL December 18, 2013

      @rosegolg
      Darling you are doing the same if anything. How can you say that about Justin Timberlake when he is #1 and you “should” just congratulate him? Hmm ok 🙂 In my case I´m just explaining because there are so many basic people here that they really think records are constantly being broken by their faves. This Beyonce´s release smells a lot like Justin´s, huge at first and we´ll see later, which is not bad at all, those first week sales are enough in both cases, but really it´s not a good point that one of yours.
      Also, I think I´ve said congrats to Beyonce and her fans for this and after the hate they have been receiving from lessor artists fans for a couple of years a million times this week. I´m happy for you. Do you want me to say only that all the time?
      For the usual trolls: I really like Gaga but she is not one of my true greats faves, so I´m happy if she success but I´m not sad if she doesn´t. Just a question: when will your faves do this? Cos from this generation I´ve only seen Gaga, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Adele doing this type of numbers in a week. It´s hilarious that now you use Beyonce to hate on Gaga, when both are simply above, Beyonce didn´t have her best moment commercially a couple of years ago and now it´s Gaga´s turn, but when will your basic faves? Seriously!

    33. ABC December 18, 2013

      John is one of the most biased commenters on here. Always has been always will. LoL Rosegold didn’t compliment JT and sprinkle it with shade like you did to Beyonce. You seem bothered hun. 🙂 Imagine Dragons, Kendrick and Macklemore had awesome years and I’m going to agree with the consensus about JT’s overrated and forgettable albums. I’m not a Beyonce fan but she proved herself with this album and deserves to slay. 🙂

    34. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Not Johnvidal trying to excuse himself from other shade throwers when he is ONE OF the BIGGEST shade throwers and bona fide Rihanna hater/troll.

    35. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Anyway albums I’m looking forward to in 2014 so far

      – Ultra violence
      – R8
      – Nicki Minaj 3
      – Art of letting go
      – Jennifer Lopez
      – Shakira

      What about you guys?

    36. Navy Nick December 18, 2013

      WOW, BEYONCE-DAMN GIRL-GET IT!

    37. Navy Nick December 18, 2013

      definitely wanna see what Nicki is going to do-I miss her!

    38. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Taylor Swift’s album, came second in this Year-End top-selling albums across all genres ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, which can be seen on Billboard..

      Even though the album already had been out on the 10th of November of 2012, before 2013 even started!

    39. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Talor Swift is a big album seller, but why didn’t her tour match her album sales?

    40. MusicStan( Bey Ciara Janet Kelly Rowland Rihanna etc) December 18, 2013

      @lovebird I would say I just want to see what 2014 is going to bring!!! I don’t want to get hype over certain artists I’m ready for what shocker value and greatness that 2014 will bring

    41. Dusty December 18, 2013

      Congratulations to all on the list! 2013 was certainly a boring year for music with all these newbies coming out of no where. Let’s see if they make 5 years! Any who Justin’s album was boring and if you didn’t know, he was aiming for an Adele style album with the accolades and sales hence the slow and boring songs, unfortunately the album’s sales were lackluster in the long run. He thought he’d serve it up with a smashing part 2 but it bombed! Plus he’s a little d***** who is doing some iffy things to rack up nominations and awards considering that his album is unimpressive to not just a couple of the critics but fans as well. I guess it does pay to have money and power eh 😉

    42. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      The red tour has been doing on since march.. and is still going on.. She has 4 dates at the London’s O2 next year
      I’m America throughout 2012, which she performed in front of over 1.36 million fans.

    43. Hivy December 18, 2013

      Yass @Lovebird Taylor fans always brag about sales but what about her tour?

    44. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      NOT Slayonce coming out of nowhere and landing at number 2 after 4 days. #THESLAYAGE #THATREIGN And I expected eminem to be higher. Oh well,at least he is in the top 10.

    45. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      Hun,no need to brag about Taylor’s sales when they can’t equate to her tour. That’s self drag

    46. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      I think Taylor Swift, performing in front of 1.36 million fans across America in 2012, says all about the tour…

    47. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @Vee go listen to Headlights,Stronger Than I Was, etc and try and tell me his music is shouty and wrist-slitting. Listen to Groundhog Day,Legacy,Love Game and try and tell me his flow is tired. He isn’t the same person he was 13 years ago. I wish people would understand that

    48. JOHNVIDAL December 18, 2013

      @Beyhive_minaj
      That´s what I thought. He is a huge first week album seller, I thought he was going to be top 5 easily on itunes.
      For the rest: I actually agree Justin´s album is boring and had several bad songs (a few good ones too though). I swear you can´t get any point which is not about hating or loving.
      For the 100th time, congrats to Beyonce (I love how @trollbird keeps acting like he likes Beyonce now lol bandwagoners at their best).

    49. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      I think Beyonce crossing the 100 million ticket mark without any new music and touring off her lowest performing album which was released three years ago is much more impressive

    50. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      But Taylor swift has a 3 million albums lead on Pink and Rihanna US only but they have bigger tours, I don’t get that.

      If Taylor is selling 6 million world wide, she should be performing at Stade De France like Gaga was with those sales and breaking records all over Australia and Latin America.

      An audience of 1.2 million US just tells me Taylor is local.

    51. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Johnvidal

      I also like how you’re acting like you’re not a hater yourself.

      Hypocrisy at its finest.

    52. Britney!!!! December 18, 2013

      Billboard 200: #22(-18) @britneyspears, Britney Jean. *her 1st studio album to fall out of the top 10 in its 2nd week*

    53. ANTI-GARBAGE SINGING VOICES December 18, 2013

      Wowwwww BEYONCE, YOU ARE SLAUGHTERING.

      CONGRATULATIONS QUEEN B

    54. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @JohnVidal I expected a top 5 position too,considering he still sold over 750k first week despite the album leaking, that’s really impressive. And yes,as a huge JT fan,I’m disappointed to say the album sucked. From part 1 to part 2,the only songs I enjoyed were Mirror and Suit and Tie. That’s sad. And dead at everyone on this blog calling you biased just cause you spill the truth tea without sugar coating anything. They can’t handle the truth because many people on here are delusional

    55. Bey Fan December 18, 2013

      @beyhive_minja exactly… but they still wont give this lady that credit.

    56. Dusty December 18, 2013

      It’s no secret that Taylor is local. Country music is big here in the states, but internationally I don’t think so. Also her fan base is flooded with nothing but teenage girls who had their heart broken by some dude boo hoo.

    57. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      She tours around America, because she doesn’t need to go abroad to sell out… She’s so popular, she can make her millions and earn 53 million without leaving the states.

      Her album has sold 4 million, in the states and 2 million aboard

    58. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @Bey Fan beyonce haters will never give her credit because she stays winning,and according to them,she’s supposed to be “done” and “washed up”. So that’s why they get mad anytime she accomplishes something they wish their faves could. What’s new? lol

    59. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      Thank you for proving the point that Taylor is local

    60. Amanda Bynes December 18, 2013

      Beyonce part2 album will flop harder than ARTFLOP.

    61. Mizuki December 18, 2013

      @BEYHIVE_MINAJ Lol!

    62. Hivy December 18, 2013

      LMAO not her clocking her own fav. Taylor is extremely local.

    63. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      @BEYHIVE_MINAJ
      How is 2 million local?

      Coming from a beyonce fan. You know that 600,000 or the 800,000 she sold in those 3 days, came from The sates right?

      so 200k from outside of America.. shows Beyonce is even more local.

      Thank you.

    64. Hivy December 18, 2013

      Wtf @Druggy Bynes always perched in beys post? Don’t you like need to go back to rehab?

    65. Hivy December 18, 2013

      @Taylor fan You know nothing at all. ITunes outside of the states aren’t that big. Physical copies is what sells most outside of the states. Learn your facts before you talk trash.

    66. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Many Artists would be happy with 6 million worldwide… Taylor sold 4 million in the USA And 2 million outside!

      6 million is a good total!

    67. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      @HIVY Itunes isn’t that big outside of the states? Lmao I’m from the uk, and I only know of Itunes. I couldnt name a single of digital site to download music from.

      People know about Itunes… everyone does.

    68. Hivy December 18, 2013

      @Taylor fan You shouldn’t be mad Taylor is local but we call her local because her US sales are larger than her sales outside of the US. That is why she is local.

    69. THE Z SQUARES FLOP T***** December 18, 2013

      WHERE IS CI-ERROR?? WHERE IS OVERDOSE????

    70. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      @HIVY …. Many artist sales are bigger in the Usa, then outside. America is the biggest county for sales.

      Beyonce’s last album sold half of it’s sales in the Usa.

      So if Taylor sold only 4 million, so 2 million in the sates and 2 million outside of the Usa.. that means she isn’t local? because she hasnt sold more in the states..
      The logic is silly.

    71. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Sounds like an excuse to me. She tours in the States because it seems that’s the only place she can tour.

      She’s local and I guess that is ok.

    72. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      I’m also doubting that 2 million outside US figure, where else has Taylor done well outside the States besides the UK?

      And she most definitely has not done 2 million in the UK.

    73. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Taylor has sold 1 million at most outside the US. Her sales are around Pink’s, which is 5 million (4 million US + 1 million everywhere else).

    74. Mizuki December 18, 2013

      Sam do a post on Justin Bieber “retiring” from music. Best thing I heard today!

    75. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Already this year, Taylor played to 1.3 million fans in sold-out stadiums and arenas across the U.S. and Canada on her RED Tour. Taylor’s album RED, released just over a year ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date!

      This is on the offical Taylor swift website!

    76. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      And from the OFFICIAL RIHANNA WEBSITE, Talk That Talk sold 4.5 million albums.

      From the official Lady Gaga website, Born This Way sold 8 million

      From the official Lana Del Rey website, Born to die sold 5 million.

      Recond labels count a shipment as a sale, and they’ll report that. Taylor may have shipped 6 million but I doubt she sold 6 million. Where else outside the US and UK has she done well? We already know she’s done 4 million in the US and has not crossed the 1 million mark in the UK.

    77. Mizuki December 18, 2013

      Is Taylor Swifts number 1 fan a boy or a girl? No offence.

    78. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      DEATHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH @ LEGENDonce being #2 ALREADY!!

      A week ago, there was no album, NOW she has the top selling album of the year! kiiii

      I told you bum bxtches!

      Where is POPtart??

      FLOPsm??

      FLOPerz????

      *PLAYS BOW DOWN AND BOPS*

      BYE!!!!

    79. JOHNVIDAL December 18, 2013

      @trollbird
      Unlike you, I don´t hate on personal stuff from any artist. That´s when it becomes real hate. Beyonce, Gaga and Xtina Aguilera have got it the most these last couple of years. I never do that. I just tend to put things in its place when it comes to talent. Like you can´t tell me with a straight face Britney, Katy, Rihanna and Beiber are better than the ones you ususally hate like Beyonce, Gaga or Celine Dion, right? LOL

    80. ANTI-GARBAGE SINGING VOICES December 18, 2013

      After setting an iTunes record, selling more than 800,000 copies of her fifth album, Beyoncé, in three days, Billboard has confirmed what we already knew, that Beyoncé has the nation’s number one album. This is another record broken, Beyoncé is now the first woman whose first five albums all hit number one. She woke up like this.

    81. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      Johnvidal

      How can you say Katy, Britney, Rihanna oe Bieber are not talented?

      You have a LIMITED view of what talent is.

      Britney and Rihanna started writing, that takes a talent. What song has Celine ever written?

      Katy and Justin can play two instruments, produce and write. That takes talent. What song has Celine ever produced or written? Can she even play an instrument?

      You don’t know what talent is, and therefore cannot put anything into perspective.

      You hate on Ariana Grande when she’s very talented, what perspective is there in hating on a talented girl and downright lying that you “stan for talent”.

      You’ve hated on Ariana Grande, Xtina, Leona lewis and yet you stan for talent?

      Save it with the b******* man, it’s starting to stink.

    82. sandro December 18, 2013

      Dont care about sales im loving this beyonce album along with talk a good game by kelly rowland which in my opinion is the best rnb album of 2013. Happy that bey already recorded all the videos and happy that kelly rowland is working on new project. Waiting for mariah and adele to slay 2014

    83. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      OOOO it just so happens that I favorited a tweet. This is actual sells. Check out the twitter account if you dont believe me… Now this was sent on 31st of may!

      Chart News ‏@chartnews 31 May
      WW sales: @taylorswift13, Red 25,000 (5,262,000 total).

    84. Lovebird (LOUDER – 04.03.14) December 18, 2013

      That doesn’t look like 6 million to me.

    85. Marcellas December 18, 2013

      TAYLOR SWIFT IS F****** LOCAL BEYONCE IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME, SUPERSTAR LEGEND. I AM NOT FROM THE US AND TAYLOR IS F****** IRRELEVANT IN MY COUNTRY THIS FAN NEEDS A SEAT. HOW OLD ARE YOU ANYWAY 12?

      CONGRATS QUEEEN BEY YOU EVEN HAVE THE TAYLOR FANS SEETHING

    86. Marcellas December 18, 2013

      I mean well done on her stats and everything but you need to get real.

    87. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      7 months later… only 744,000 to 6 million. She does have the second best selling album of the year, so obviously she’s been selling well throughout the year.

    88. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      Congrats Bey you did that.

    89. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      Taylor Swift fan you should be thankful to Beyonce for being so kind as to give Taylor her moment after that Kangay West incident.

    90. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      How is beyonce local when she went number 1 in 100 countries in 48 hours? Sit down and be grateful to Kanye for making Taylor relevant in the first place

    91. rnb year December 18, 2013

      since when is a 600,000 albums a flop in 2013 ???

      dont worry about JT … hes selling out stadiums too.

      BLUURED LINES SONG ISS ALSO R&B … NOT POP.

      2013 is a goord yr for r&b

    92. My Forehead Tho December 18, 2013

      As of 11:15 am PST on Wednesday, ‘Beyonce’ as sold 1million+

    93. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      #1 in over 100 countries??

      On ITunes or Official Charts?

    94. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      @ SLUT_UnprotectedSex_HIV

      you really need to chill. I hope you u don’t go incognito when those third week sales are announced babe. Bye.

    95. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @Slutriah Who was talking to you? Number 1 in 100 countries and selling 800k in three days is impressive with iTunes alone. The second and third week sales won’t be a problem because there will be physical copies in stores during the holiday season. Sit

    96. Tash December 18, 2013

      And the album is not even available to purchase in stores till Friday. Slay Bey! Congrats on your 5th consecutive #1 on the Billboard charts too!

    97. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @My Forehead Tho I can’t wait to see cake like lady gaga’s meltdown!

    98. Navy Commander December 18, 2013

      Artpop? Most preorders ever? Kiiiii

    99. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      Still doesn’t answer my question….

      Is/was it #1 in over 100 countries on iTunes or THE OFFICIAL ALBUMS CHARTS babe???

    100. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      In other news, Mariah collected 2 million dollars for a performance in Nigeria the other day. Oh & All I want For Christmas is you re-entered the official Japanese singles chart’s top 40z #queen

    101. Tash December 18, 2013

      @Sam She has sold 1 million ww now in 5 days. New update needed.

    102. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      Umm,it only just debuted at number 1 on the billboard 200. It’s too early to bring in international chart positions

    103. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      I am still dying from that Lambs meltdown on the Drunk In Love post (wipes tears)

    104. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      Funniest thing I saw today @Kisses down low

    105. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      @Beyhive_Minaj I was screaming. The sad thing is he never told any lies.

    106. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      PRESSEDriah

      bxtch why are you so pressed when it comes to Beyonce babe??

      I don’t expect her album to continously sell 800,000 EVERY week. That’s all you have, because your previous assumptions of her flopping, were shut down!

      Worry about Hagriah, her struggle vocals, and her shelved album( That was suppose to be released before Beyonce)

      LOOOOOOL

    107. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      Which Lamb?

    108. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      “n other news, Mariah collected 2 million dollars for a performance in Nigeria the other day. Oh & All I want For Christmas is you re-entered the official Japanese singles chart’s top 40z #queen”

      DEATH! While Beyonce remains unbothered with her TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR WORLD TOUR! AND success of her CURRENT album.. B**** BYE

    109. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2013

      @Kisses Down Low he made my f****** day. I haven’t laughed that hard since I watched superhero movie again last week. And the craziest thing is I also didn’t detect any lies. And @Slay Hive it’s now 1 million

    110. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      @Slayriah Carey go look for yourself my dear.

    111. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      @BeyHiveMinaj
      KIIII

      ONLY 5 days and it’s at 1 MILLION???

      I can’t wait for FlatCakesLikeCaca to explain this!

      All without a discount>>>>>>>>>

    112. KING B December 18, 2013

      “BEYONCE” sold 1 million in 6 days!!!!!!!!!

    113. slayonce December 18, 2013

      Beyonce new album is officially platinium after 6 days
      #BOWDOWN

    114. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      @KissesDownLow

      I read that, You’re talking about Stephy! He definitely told NO lies. He’s part of the Hive now. kiiiiiiiii

    115. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      That b**** STEPHY is wack!! It is a Beyonce Stan not Mariah stan.

    116. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 18, 2013

      Someone come collect this ratchet h** slut_hive

    117. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      No bxtch Stephy was a Mariah Stan at first. He used to shade Bey ALL the time, until he was brought back into reality!

      Don’t try to disown him now, because he spilled TRUTH tea on your has-been fave. BYE

    118. RICHIE_RICH December 18, 2013

      Sam we need an updated post BEYONCE’ has now sold 1,000,000,000 copies of Beyonce’. Slay for the GAWDS

    119. Kisses Down Low December 18, 2013

      Stephy aint no Beyoncé stan he’s always calling Beyonce ghetto and s***. And flip flopping like no mans business. But he does give her credit where it is due which I respect unlike some Lambs. But I have seen him drag her a couple times before. Same with Rihanna, he will drag her and then praise her the next day. He seems young and dramatic though.

    120. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      someone come and collect this lame h** LAMEriah’s snactched wig pieces!

      I know the slayage the Queen has delivered, has you scalped bald! SEETHE kiiiii

    121. Bey Fan December 18, 2013

      where is the Gaga fan that was bragging about Gaga’s 1.2 million…. with .99 cent discount?

    122. Hivy December 18, 2013

      QUEEN! SELLING 1MIL WW already! 🙂

    123. h2o December 18, 2013

      Meanwhile “The Art Of Letting Go” is sitting in the island records vault SHELVED indefinitely. I see why you’re mad @Staleriah

    124. Suicide Blonde December 18, 2013

      Justin & Eminem, i love how this year men ruled the game, great year in music overall.

    125. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Lmao Beyonce predictions for new week.

      Chart News ‏@chartnews
      US chart preview: #1 @Beyonce, Beyoncé 250-275k.

    126. Lolz December 18, 2013

      That’s great^^^^ Still based just off ITunes.

    127. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      @Taylor

      That’s still higher than ALOT of albums first week debuts! Continue shading yourself doll!

      Don’t come in here acting like Taylor’s success isn’t contributed to her millions of pre-teen fans. When they begin to grow, her album sells will fade! HMU in 16 years when Taylor sells like she’s selling now BYE

    128. Lolz December 18, 2013

      As projected last week, Taylor Swift’s “Red” album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%), according to Nielsen SoundScan

      OR DONT YOU REMEMBER?

    129. Lolz December 18, 2013

      Everyone drops in their second week as you can see, Local Swift did by even more you need to stop.

    130. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      @LOLZ yes but like all of you have been saying.. Beyonce’s album hasn’t been out for a full week yet…

      Plus Taylor doesnt need to give away 17 free videos to get this figures..

    131. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Also its the week before Christmas, when music sales are at their highest!

    132. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      “@LOLZ yes but like all of you have been saying.. Beyonce’s album hasn’t been out for a full week yet…”

      WTF does that have to do with anything???? lol

      “Plus Taylor doesnt need to give away 17 free videos to get this figures..”

      WEAK excuse. No one was forced to spend $16 on an album. The numbers would have been the same, maybe hire if it was just the music. #Reaching

    133. Lolz December 18, 2013

      @Taylor Swift Everyone still drops. So its no drag. PLUS Beyoncé is still predominantly selling through ITunes and no other medium.

      And Beyoncé did not need a smash hit lead single or build up promo. Videos or not, nobody was forced to by a $15 album. I don’t know why you are so pressed. .

    134. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      The Physical copies will be in stores on Friday! You can save it hun looool

    135. SLAY_HIVE December 18, 2013

      *higher

    136. Lolz December 18, 2013

      ‘Beyoncé hasn’t been out for a full week yet’ umm and? If she had this proved she would have done over 700k at least. So her drop still would not have been as big as Taylors.

    137. Bey Fan December 18, 2013

      the way @LOLZ just shut that s*** down… LMAO…. I loves it.

      Please just congratulate….comin up with 102 excuses is getting old.

    138. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      @lol meaning she would have sold more this week, but the drop next week, would have been bigger.

      @SLAY_HIVEAnd of course the fact she gave away 17 free vidoes, make it more of appealing purchase. If Taylor did that with red, she would have sold way more then 1.2 million in the first week.

      Beyonce’s last album sold half of what the new album, has sold in the first week.. and why is this? because of the 17 free videos..

      if lady gaga did this.. you’d be saying.. the same thing!

    139. Lolz December 18, 2013

      @Taylor Swift Fan. When will it sink it. Your fave had a 75% decrease so you HAVE NO ROOM TO TALK. Period. Everyone drops. Her drop would not have been any bigger than Taylors so, again, your point?

      Stop making all the excuses in the book. Beyoncé has sold what she sold, no one was forced to buy it, if Beyoncé was over, no one would care if there were videos. Ciara could put videos does not mean she will sell 1 million copies in 5 days. Ok?

    140. Lolz December 18, 2013

      @Bey_Fan the Taylor fan clearly feels some type of way. Get over it. Taylors got her stats so why are you pressed still? Like gosh.

    141. Theman December 18, 2013

      Listen, congrats to Beyonce. What she did was both genius/ploy.. She took some ideas from Gaga’s “Artpop” & it made her project similar to what Gaga wanted. She waited until all of the other female artists released & then she released her material. You could only purchase the full album, there were no leaks because of how she released it. Therefore, that assures higher sales. Everyone cannot do this though.. That was brilliant. The wait, hype, anticipation, word of mouth & press did all of the promo for her.. So that in itself is a marketing ploy. If she had released it the regular way, critics and outside opinions could have affected her sales.. With so much hype, she needs atleast a 4 or 5 x platinum album, with atleast two huge number ones.. As far as JT
      goes his album is good, but a little drawn out, & it didn’t pack that umpth that his past
      albums had. But it was still a good album.. The songs were way
      to long tho..

    142. Kendall December 18, 2013

      People have been waiting all year for Beyonce’s return, its been like a conspiracy theory. So when she dropped, everyone wanted to hear it. I don’t know how many times I’ve read ‘where’s Beyoncé album at?’ this year. The videos were a bonus. Stop trying to discredit her.

      And people drop by 65-75% in their second week. It is normal. Beyoncé is still selling better than some girls in their first week.

    143. Kendall December 18, 2013

      It is great marketing, but it cannot work for everybody. Beyonce can break the internet simply by cutting her hair. She has a lot of star power after 16 years. And she actually used it to her advantage. And she proved that she still garners a lot of public interest.

    144. Theman December 18, 2013

      Also, Taylor is a country artist with some pop leaning songs.. But she has sold 1.2 milli with her last effort.. That is huge.. Beyonce ain’t even doing that.. Country is not as big outside of the US. But Taylor’s sales are astounding..

    145. Lolz December 18, 2013

      Taylor is pop now, not country. No one denied Taylors sales as good, they are so I don’t know why the fan feels threatened or something. Beyoncé is still doing her thing after 16 years I wonder if Taylor will be? Credit where it is due.

    146. Lolz December 18, 2013

      @Kendall agreed

    147. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 18, 2013

      Her drop would have been as big as Taylor’s, I have no doubt.
      This week before christmas is the biggest week of the year in sales for music… Come next week, after christmas.. Every artist will have a massive decrease in sales, and then even through January, sales will be low..

      I think seeing as Beyonce has sold 1 million in a week, anything less than 5 million for this album will be a disappointment

      Im not pressed at all.. but these sales shouldnt be used to talk up beyonce, compared to other artists like Rihanna and lady gaga.. because its not just an audio album. Maybe it should be on a separate chart

    148. Lolz December 18, 2013

      ‘Her drop would have been as big as Taylor’s, I have no doubt’

      And Taylor still had a drop so the ‘lmfao’ in your original comment was unnecessary. The fact that Beyoncé chose to release just before Xmas week is bitter sweet, because peoples sales still drop in their second week regardless. But HDD did just tweet this:

      And you can keep clinging to the visual album thing, because not everyone bought the album simply because of its visuals. Like @Kendall said people were anticipating this album ALL YEAR. Its not like she charged the same price as an audio album is it? So not it should not be on a different chart.

      And like I said before, Beyoncé after 16 years, is still maintaining this, not everyone can. So of course she can be compared to people younger and fresher than her.

      It is what it is.

    149. Lolz December 18, 2013

      Sorry missed out the HDD tweet.

    150. Lolz December 18, 2013

      Besides, many people have done visuals albums before her. She is not the first, its only an issue because its Beyoncé. As usual.

    151. Krista December 18, 2013

      Beyoncé reppin the females. Off ITunes alone. Can’t wait to buy my hard copy 🙂

    152. RICHIE_RICH December 18, 2013

      That taylor fan feel some type of way……..

      I would say thus far Beyonce did better than taylor and gaga imo…..Like I stated yesterday taylor had papa johns and gaga had .99 promo deal, whereas Beyonce had NO promo, beside word of mouth. Just give credit when due. No ones trying to take aways from taylor nor gaga. Just FACTS babe. Stop tryin to cling on, she gave away 17 free videos, but wait isn’t every video free. So what’s you’re logic behind that?

    153. BE-HIVE December 18, 2013

      C SQUAD ABOVE YOU ALL
      November 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm
      Beyonce 5th album will numbers will be like 220-235 k so idk why the hive is laughing.
      And Lana is such a struggle that b**** doesn’t own on US PLATINUM ALBUM lmao
      Report this comment

      – LOLOL REMEMBER THIS COMMENT? 600 FIRST 3 DAYS B****

    154. creep December 19, 2013

      In drunk in love, the reference to Anna mae is just disgusting….

    155. Tess January 5, 2014

      Sorry, but GaGa did not make the top 10 and neither did Miley, she didn’t even make the top 25.

    156. Tess January 5, 2014

      This is funny, with all that tongue wagging, twerking and hype, Miley didn’t even make top anything. I know her record hit at #1 for two weeks, but she came up short. All those millions of followers on twitter and Facebook, they could of at least followed her to the store to purchase her CD.

    157. Tess January 5, 2014

      Not a fan of Taylors, but I did see her in concert with my sister and she was really good.

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