1 million digital copies.
For fans of ‘Carmen: A Hip Hopera’ performer Beyonce, the above figure has become a welcome sight- moved by the entertainer’s latest album in record breaking time last month.
What these fans may not know however, is how this sales figure has solidified her status as one of the world’s leading African-American entertainers, breaking a record she’s set to be celebrated for for eternity.
With over 1 million units sold in the US alone, Beyonce now becomes the first and only African-American to sell this many units digitally with a single album.
In adding to the joy this record will no doubt bring the star, the three weeks the LP spent atop the Billboard 200 also make her the first African-American entertainer to do since Lil Wayne did the same with 2008’s ‘The Carter III.’
Quite interestingly, 2013 marked the first time a husband and wife have placed albums in a Year-End Top Ten, with Jay Z‘s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ coming in at #10, while the aforementioned ‘Beyonce’ occupies #8.
Thanks to its sales, ‘Beyonce’ marks the sixth Beyonce album to hold a spot in a Year-End Top Ten, a feat achieved when her work with Destiny’s Child is thrown into the sales mix, doing so as her tell-all ‘Life Is But a Dream‘ DVD returns to #1 on the Top Music Videos tally.
So, let us know…
What do you make of Beyonce’s latest record?