Global Album Release Date Set For July

Published: Thursday 11th Jun 2015 by David

After Beyonce broke the internet with her self-titled surprise release the music industry has decided to take a leaf out of the star’s book by setting a globally aligned release day for new music.

So, when the first albums to be released worldwide will touch down?

Epic news below…

Record labels currently assign different days to different markets when releasing a new album.

Now, after Beyonce unlocked her new album for fans on the same day worldwide, the industry has set July 11th as the launch date for the exciting scheme.

The piracy-blocking plans will see all albums drop at 1 minute past midnight local time and drain the power out of “music leakers” who took advantage of the existing release plan.

How? By uploading music online from their market before its release date in other countries.

Billboard adds:

“This was done primarily for the consumer” IFPI CEO Frances Moore tells Billboard. “Consumers were telling us via different pieces of research done across many countries that Fridays and Saturdays was when they wanted new music and that’s what has led this campaign. We’re hoping that with more consumers in stores on Fridays and Saturdays, which stores tell us leads to increase impulse buying, and with peak activity on most social media [typically taking place over the weekend], will all lead to an increase in sales.”


Moore says that July was chosen to launch the scheme “to make sure that any glitches in the system were dealt with over the summer period,” ahead of the key Q4 sales period. “We believe we’re ready, but in the next couple of weeks there will be some fine-tuning” she adds.

As part of the global release day launch, IFPI also unveiled its “New Music Fridays” branding, which it hopes will further boost consumer interest.  Among the confirmed releases for the July 10 launch date is the debut album from London-based electro pop act Years & Years via Interscope Records.

“Today’s recorded music industry operates in an increasingly borderless world,” said Edgar Berger, chairman and CEO, international, Sony Music Entertainment, in a press release from IFPI. “Hits can come from anywhere and spread everywhere. Some superstars have already launched their albums simultaneously worldwide, now all artists will be able to reach their global fan bases on the same day,” Berger went on to say calling the switchover “good news for music fans everywhere.”

His words were echoed by a long list of execs who have lent their support to global release day, including: Geoff Taylor, BPI and BRIT Awards chief executive; Glen Barros, president and CEO, Concord Music Group; Anthony Bay, CEO, Rdio; Scott Cohen, co-founder, The Orchard; Ian Harvey, executive director, Australian Music Retailers Association (AMRA); Andrew Kronfeld, president, global marketing, Universal Music Group and Cary Sherman, chairman and CEO, RIAA, who said: “The status quo does not work anymore.  We can’t do business and serve fans based on a distribution system from a half a century ago, with different release dates in different countries.  We have to rethink everything.”


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  1. SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015


    • Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) June 11, 2015

      What her and her team did with the release of “BEYONCÉ” was remarkable. I really hope this combats piracy around the world in some way. I hope this continues to inspire artists with how they market and promote their albums.

      However, everyone can’t do what Beyoncé did and surprise people with their releases so it’ll be interesting how albums will be promoted worldwide. S/O to King B for inspiring change!

    • truth(nicki the reason AI is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) June 11, 2015

      Shut up sissies! ???? honey lil kim did it first with black friday. DEAL DAMNIT!! ????

      • TheElusiveLamb June 11, 2015

        I agree. Only the PayPal mogul could push units like that. LOL

    • Bets June 13, 2015

      This is business – plain ans simple. Beyonce was told how her album was going to be released. SONY owns her and her music.

      • Bets June 13, 2015

        The “big” question is: will Beyonce’s album be released on TIDAL? Jay has to reach a financial agreement (huge) with them, if so.

  2. SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015

    I dare a bitchh to tell me Bey did not have something to do with this!!!!!!LOL

    • trellbeylike June 11, 2015

      You know they gonna say our untalented, uneducated, unoriginal, boring, theiving, robotic, fake fav has no impact in the music industry…smh they can stay mad! And thank King Bey for less leaks in the industry lol

      • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

        She doesn’t though… What is this going to do, delay piracy by an hour? The moment the music is available, it will be put up on a torrent like with all content.

    • Navy Gravy June 11, 2015

      The surprise album was a big deal but that really didn’t stop or change the illegal downloading. If these record labels spent more money on promoting QUALITY music instead of letting every artist with a #1 single drop an album, then maybe there would be a change, maybe. Stop giving these whack a$$ artists record deals and maybe the right people could have more exposure. How often do you see an artist put out an album that’s good from start to finish? Rarely! There needs to be higher standards set by the people in charge and maybe they won’t lose money pushing albums that nobody wants to hear.

  3. Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

    King Bey!!! Her impact is undeniable!!! HOTTEST CHICK IN THE GAME!!????????????????????

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015

      Watch these hoess try to say Bey did not have anything to do with this!!LOL

    • Sean June 11, 2015

      Convince yourself

  4. Tyler Makivelli June 11, 2015

    Just killed another career, its a mild day #BeyInspired

  5. trellbeylike June 11, 2015

    Changed The Game With That Digital Drop! Know where you was when that digital popped. I stopped the world. Male or female it makes no difference, I stopped the world. World stop…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Carry The Fvck On!

    • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

      Not my world or anyone else with a world that doesn’t revolve around her thighs regardless of their strong gravitational pull.

      • trellbeylike June 11, 2015

        The “world” that has u posted on the blog tagged Beyoncé talkin sh!t…when u can be doing something else besides worrying about a b**** u dnt like….that world. #antihive U love her just as much as the fans

  6. BEYTHELEGEND June 11, 2015

    Now hopefully for the NAVI Rihanna is gonna drop her album! Don’t be too afraid riri you’ll do fine! #THEQUEENIMPACT

  7. Royalkev June 11, 2015

    This was all B!

  8. AMMIELEANN June 11, 2015

    bayonce this, bayonce that, but Adele scored diamond sales and 3 monster hits at the same time. it is possible to sell albums and score N° 1 hits, Taylor sold 1 mil + first week and N° hits as well, why this chick called bayonce never reached that level, even at her prime whe she was new, her best selling album just 4x platinum in USA in 2003.It’s all marketing and hype, and even with that she can’t reach britney’s sales or be the most googled person ever.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015


      • The Shade. June 11, 2015

        The fact that you look forward to negativity is proof that you’re basic and have no life.

        Have a great day.

      • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

        Typical pressed Thighyonce stan. You know the numbers don’t lie. Thighyonce is nothing without her hype. Her numbers don’t hold up to other girls.

    • KinG June 11, 2015

      Because they are caucasian you idiot.

      • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

        Mariah, Whitney, Tina, Janet, Aretha, Patti, and the countless other Black legendary women disagree with you.

      • Sean June 11, 2015

        OMG Logic!!! says: truth

  9. RihYonce June 11, 2015

    This is all B !!! They queen stay setting the standards ! Hopefully she may possibly drop something soon …….? But hopefully Rih stops playing and drop R8

  10. King B June 11, 2015

    bow down or bow out cuz it a Beyoncé world and there’s nothing we can do about it

  11. Stephy. June 11, 2015

    Can Beyonce release an album already… This year has been a bore fest. Worse than 2014 tbh…

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015

      Even with RIHJECT’S music, you still think 2015 is boring as F****!!!!!!!!LOL

      • Sean June 11, 2015

        Uh yeah. It is. Look at the Top 10 songs on iTunes. Snore.

  12. Aaliyah= R&B’s most basic, thot, child bride, and R Kellys toilet. June 11, 2015

    That impact, Queen Bey!

  13. Molly June 11, 2015

    Yonces impact!! When will any of our favs? #BeyIsQueen

    • Mark111 June 11, 2015

      Well your fave can’t do sh1t. Where is Ja20Kie at now? 27K?

  14. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig June 11, 2015

    Can we have some new music please Beyonce 🙂

  15. OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

    Yawn. Every torrent site will have the album as soon as it launches. Delaying when a torrent gets the album doesn’t change the fact that it’s going to be getting it regardless.

    I can’t at the HIVe giving ALL the credit that belongs to Thighyonce’s marketing team to her as usual.

  16. katyzCat June 11, 2015

    Rihanna has been forgotten

    • Mark111 June 11, 2015

      Not by you….

  17. DelusionalStans June 11, 2015

    What does this have to do with Beyonce? LOL… the stans are truly delusional…. Beyonce’s suprise release has sold 2.2 million copies in the U.S. – Adele’s 21 album has sold 11 Million copies in the U.S….. If anything they are trying to recreate Adele’s sales.

    Stans are delusional thinking 2.2 million copies is going to land her anywhere in the top of all time.

    Girl Bye!

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      Exactly and stalled at 3.8 million worldwide

      • Duffster June 12, 2015

        Its 5Million worldwide

    • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

      And Adele didn’t have to pat her pu55y on every stage or release a thousand music videos of her stripping to do so. She released a fantastic, classy album that she also happened to write.

      • TinaMinaj June 15, 2015

        And Adele has never seen tour sales like Beyonce and never will 🙂

  18. TheElusiveLamb June 11, 2015

    Ok, so Janet’s new album was rumored to be released on July 10th. Does this mean that the date is the real release date considering this new release format & that new Janet music will be uploaded to iTunes @ 12:01 a.m.? I’m about to faint.

  19. Centurion June 11, 2015

    SCREAMING!!! Not the fleas calling this Beyatch’s impact when it got the idea from David Bowie. Lol. You can’t blame these insipid diplomaless no-life-having-hoz. They have poor knowledge and poor taste in music.

    • Mya June 12, 2015

      David Bowie ANNOUNCED his album in Jan of 2013 and was released in Mar. Ooops! lmao! Time to move on to the next thing to cling on. lmao!SCREAM a lil louder! lmao!

  20. Centurion June 11, 2015

    David Bowie’s impact ????

  21. Sarah June 11, 2015

    This won’t do anything to stop piracy. For music sales to go up again streaming would have to stop and that’s not happening anytime soon.

  22. Keri Qween June 11, 2015

    Y’all think everything is inspired by the porno album

    • Danny Bey June 11, 2015

      What has Keri inspired? booking McDonalds restaurants instead of arenas?

  23. SMH June 11, 2015

    And yet not once in this article does it mention beyonce’s name or suggest that beehive pipe dream that she was the inspiration for this change. Folks stay living in lala land when it comes to this girl lol.

  24. RihNavy June 11, 2015

    TGJ STAYS posting something that’s a week, a month, and a year late. This news of a Global release date is stale tea, and I’m pretty sure y’all posted about it already.

  25. Centurion June 11, 2015

    ???? ???? ???? Poor insects. I feel sorry for them and their retarded antisocial recluse Queen. They probably believe that Beyatch was responsible for black women rocking blonde hair. Instagram’s Next Top Model has yet to contribute sh*t, not in music; not in fashion – nothing. Lol

    • Mark111 June 11, 2015

      lol, as if there were never a Tina, T-Boz, MJB, MC, h3ll any ghetto chick in the 90’s. lol

      • Centurion June 11, 2015

        You wouldn’t believe the sh*t the hive says on twitter about you-know-who. ???? ???? ????

  26. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    How is this a Beyonce impact? The Pest will jump over anything. smh

  27. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! June 11, 2015

    US Top Album Sales: #2 @taylorswift13, “1989” 33,819 (4,898,281 total).

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      If Beyonce “changed the game” with the porno albums, how come her album isn’t 4x platinum like Taylors?

      • Rosie June 11, 2015

        It still outsold Keri’s discography.

      • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

        It easiky outsold ultra boring too

      • Rosie June 11, 2015

        And Ultraviolence outsold Bird’s discography worldwide and is about to outsell Bird’s best-selling album in the US. Like I said yesterday stay in your lane.

    • OMG Logic!!! June 11, 2015

      When will Thighyonce?

  28. Rosie June 11, 2015

    Hits Daily Double themselves literally said the global release date was partially influenced by self-titled on the day it was announced. The same few obsessed and gravaterless gays can stay trying it though.

    • Jaz June 11, 2015

      Speak on it girl. They’re just trolling, they known it was Beyoncé’s impact.

      I’m literally worried about Mark though, LOL home girl is having a melt down lol.

  29. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    I may get people excited to buy because the weekend everyone is excited to party, go to the movies or whatever. But I feel that music is so dead and old, all this means that WW releases is also WW torrent day. Music have no value anymore, it’s out just like the stone and chisel. Artist will have to step their bizz game up. BUT, in 1983, sales were in the dumps until Thriller came, so who knows.

  30. Music Lover~ June 11, 2015

    King Bey, only Beyonce! Like everyone, i’m already looking forward to new music from her.

  31. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    “If Beyonce “changed the game” with the porno albums, how come her album isn’t 4x platinum like Taylors?”

    Good question. Here’s an album that is selling like hot cakes, so if Beyonce was so innovative, why isn’t it selling like 1989? If anything, steaming is killing sales.

    • TinaMinaj June 15, 2015

      Comparing Apples and Oranges won’t stop Beyonce’s impact. She stays the most powerful musician currently and isn’t bothered at all by Taylor’s sales. Just ask Forbes? 😛

  32. Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

    They so mad, they’re clinging to Taylor as if Rihanna’s delayed album will be multi-platinum. She be lucky to see platinum. #ArtFlop teeeaaasss ????????
    Bey’s impact and you b****** will deal!

  33. Rosie June 11, 2015

    BUT enough about Beyoncé, the Big Bird stan still hasn’t explained why certain British indie band I mentioned yesterday with no relevancy whatsoever in the United States have more views in two days (51K) with a 12 second teaser than Bird’s Young Thug featured comeback “Keep It 100” (26K) on YouTube.

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      Did ultra boring even reach 500k in sales? Chart news last had it at 428k barely outselling No boys allowed

      • Rosie June 11, 2015

        And when was that tweet from Chart News dated? It passed 400K sometime last year (like last fall) and is still charting so you know damn well it’s over 500K. Lana doesn’t buy certifications for shipments or streams or else West Coast would be certified Gold also.
        Plus I still need receipts for No Sales Allowed selling anywhere CLOSE to 300K PERIOD because it literally hasn’t charted anywhere, not even on the iTunes Top 1500, since early 2011. It wasn’t even at 200K when it left the Billboard 200.

  34. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    Lastly, all the BEYONCE release did is find a new way to hype an album for a quick min. Once the hype dies, it’s just another album. Drake’s album is prime exp, it was hyped, yet it sold just as much if not a bit lower than J.Cole’s album. So this isn’t going to change anything, if anything, the next person will flop because no one will care.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015

      Pressed as usual!!!!!!!!!!!! But which RIHJECT’S album went 4 times platinum tho???

  35. Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

    Beyonce is the ONLY black artist getting multi platinum albums in this current market. SIT DOWN!! Beyoncé Friday Midnight Digital drop contributed to the idea of this change. #HATERS ????????

    • Mark111 June 11, 2015

      You sit yo mile high forehead having @ss down. In the words of the pest, she’s the queen, so she should be out doing EVERYONE, black or white.

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) June 11, 2015

        @MARK666 why do you think RIHCUNT is scared to release her album tho??? NO SHADE

      • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

        They cling to “she’s black” when you ask why she can’t sell 4x platinum like Taylor

        But I thought she had a game changing album

      • Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

        Closet confused f** why are you so mad?? She’s still multi platinum nearly twenty years into her career. Yes she is queen, go suck a t***** diick with that big wide funky suction hole, you call a mouth

      • Credits June 11, 2015

        @slay_hive, beyonce is only the queen of her honey comb nest you guys buzz around. To the real world, she has no reign in our jurisdiction. I stan for none of these chicks, but if beyonce is a queen then Taylor and Adele must be aces. Let’s be real, her success and her influence are great but she has real competition in the sales department.

  36. Jaz June 11, 2015

    LMAOOO @ Mark and the other lessors SEEEEETHING up and down this post! MARK darling, please go get yourself some d***, because girl LOL I have never seen anyone so pressed smh damn lol.

  37. Centurion June 11, 2015

    “Beyonce is the ONLY black artist getting multi platinum albums in this current market.”
    But the album was released back in 2013. ???? ???? ???? I swear, the fleas’ stupidity seems to be limitless. This edgeless p*** tried it.

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      “This edgleless p*** tried it” kiiiiiiiii ????????????????????????????

      • Centurion June 11, 2015

        Lol. It did. ???? ???? ????

  38. Centurion June 11, 2015

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human [Beyhive] stupidity” – Albert Einstein ???? ????

  39. Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

    December 13 isn’t even a whole two years yet. I thought schizophrenic b****** were atleast good at counting. #DumbBitch

    • Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

      December 13, 2013

  40. Centurion June 11, 2015

    June 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm
    Keri Qween says:

    They cling to “she’s black” when you ask why she can’t sell 4x platinum like Taylor

    But I thought she had a game changing album

    ???? ???? ???? This read doe…

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      They have every excuse in the book ????

  41. fatusankoh June 11, 2015

    You go queen bey their is no one like our bey haters have norting on you good luck more blessing and more success in all you do

  42. Theman June 11, 2015

    Sam if you don’t get your head outta Beyonce’s a**. You probably just do this for clicks. She ain’t inspire shyt. You are a groupie.

  43. King B June 11, 2015

    The meltdown is real with the titanic it mid June first single was released On February we all have one question Ou est R8???? So stay pressed dec 13/13 still got your fave shocked

  44. RATEDXXX June 11, 2015

    first of all beyondfake wasnt the first musician in the world to release a surprise album..she copied that ish too..David Bowie did it in 2013

    she already did a visual album for bday…

    she only did a surprised album because she saw how 4 did on and off the charts….

    she’s the only black female still going platinum…thats not something to brag about..especially since shes been around for decades..still on platinum status

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

      Exactly she dropped the surprise album because she needed a gimmick after 4 flopped

    • Mya June 12, 2015

      David Bowie ANNOUNCED his album in Jan of 2013 and was released in Mar. Ooops! lmao! Time to move on to the next thing to cling on.

  45. Slay_Hive June 11, 2015

    Its a shame they have to cling to Taylor’s success because Rihanna is too scared to release and flop. ???????????????? Taylor won’t save y’all from getting dragged!

    • King B June 11, 2015

      IKR as if Taylor doesn’t Stan for the queen!!!!!! ????????????????????

  46. Theman June 11, 2015

    Beyonce’s album sold on hype. It fizzled afterwards. Yeah it went double platinum, but that’s not astounding for someone who is shoved in people’s faces. Now Taylor really sales albums & scores big hits. Beyonce’s a megastar. She should be selling. She’s not a pure r&b artist. Leave the Blk excuse out of it.

    • Keri Qween June 11, 2015


  47. RATEDXXX June 11, 2015

    and how much has this album that “changed”, the whole music world, sold?

    did she even do adele’s numbers?

    all that singing(I’m using the word singing loosely) about how joe camel busting a nut on her dress

    all that spreading her buttcheeks and c****** hole at the music awards

    she still didnt do half of adele’s numbers….ahahahahahahahahaahhaahhahahahaah

    king my buttcheeks

    • Rosie June 11, 2015

      Yass cling to Adele *again* while the fat b**** in your struggle avi struggles to scan 100K. I think Beyoncé must’ve hurt you back in high school or something.

  48. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    Changed the game, well the grammys didn’t think so. Lol

    • B2B June 11, 2015

      How many GRAMMYS does Aaliyah have? Oh any Nominations?

      • Mark111 June 11, 2015

        What part of Die Of A Young Age Don’t you understand? She had some noms, but didn’t have the chance to win any. Fun fact, Tupac nor Biggie won grammys. Are they not legends? Oh ok. #HaveASeat

  49. RATEDXXX June 11, 2015

    One, two them boys coming for you
    Three, four, better lock your door
    Five, six, hide your b****

    Hold up wait up, shorty
    “Oh wazzzupp, get my d*** sucked, what are yoouu doin’?”

    F*** this rap sh!t, we clap b****, two in your body

    so move b**** get out of the way h**

  50. RATEDXXX June 11, 2015


    check and mate

  51. Rosie June 11, 2015

    Dead at it clinging to Rihanna and Taylor Swift when their own fave can’t even get 30K views in a month for their first song in 5 years. Even with a Young Thug feature (he can get 1 million views on each music video and at least 400K views for album/mixtape tracks).
    I still need an answer?

  52. CL is coming | SNSD, 2NE1, Sistar, T-ara, 4Minute, Exo June 11, 2015

    Bleachyonce changed the game?

    If exposing your impressionable child to live pornography at such a young age is changing the game….

    Then I guess she changed the game

  53. Pat June 11, 2015

    Isn’t that Beyonce album sales stuck at 2.5 to 3mil though. No more than 4mil. Taylor Swifts ***Red*** was no surprised and has sold over 6mil worldwide do date. What single off of Bey’s album hit number one? Better yet is it still apart of anyone’s playlist? Beyonce’s fans are broke, ratchet, and delusional!

    • Mya June 12, 2015

      The album sold over 4 million and and been listed on many “best albums of all time list”, Billboard named it the best female album of the decade. and has it’s on term “Pulling A Beyonce” which many artists have followed, cause artists to find new and creative ways to release music. and also the album has been studied at several Universities including Harvard for it’s impact and innovation and now the reason for the global release LOL!

  54. Keri Qween June 11, 2015

    US album sales: @LanaDelRey, Ultraviolence 10,000 (428,000 total).

    • Rosie June 11, 2015

      That tweet is from December 14. Catch up ugly.

      • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

        The album was already out of the top 100 by this time Roseanne you’re in denial

      • Rosie June 11, 2015

        What does that have to do with you using a tweet from December 14, 2014 as your source.
        Also the Billboard 200 stops at #200 and Ultraviolence is still charting to this week, sorry. I’m sorry none of Bird’s albums charted that long ????

      • Keri Qween June 11, 2015

        It means the album was selling 10k and the public had already lost interest in ultraboring Kii still charting in the 190s so whats it selling 2k a week?

      • Rosie June 11, 2015

        And how much is Big Bird selling now? 2 copies a month? We all know those royalty checks aren’t keeping it full.
        The audacity of a Keri Hilson stan coming for anyone’s chart position whatsoever when it has literally never gotten a mention on Billboard since 2011.

  55. Rosie June 11, 2015

    Not this delusional homosexual bringing up receipts from before Christmas (six months ago) but failing to being up receipts for its OWN FAVE selling over 300K.

  56. kingbeybitch June 11, 2015

    Beyonce is the the reason for this change and y’all will deal. Even Rihanna dropped 4 5 seconds out of no where she was BETINSPIRED too

  57. Mark111 June 11, 2015

    Lol, UltraVodka.

    • Magic mike June 11, 2015

      Lol Stfu you 40 yr old bitter f**.

  58. kingbeybitch June 11, 2015

    But no one was talking about changing the rules until BEYONCE dropped tho…. *carry on*☕☕☕

  59. Rosie June 11, 2015

    Still don’t have an answer for said British indie band having twice as many views for a 12 second teaser than Big Bird’s “Keep It 100”
    Their album announcement video is about to surpass it too sometime tonight/early tomorrow

    • CL is coming | SNSD, 2NE1, Sistar, T-ara, 4Minute, Exo June 11, 2015

      New Zealand has some good indie bands

  60. Slayty Perry (1 Billion views) June 11, 2015

    So she’s delaying piracy by an hour. Cute

  61. Skyfall June 11, 2015

    Lol at Lanaholics, I like Lana but that was funny.

    Anyway this post is a mess. Global album release was probably something that was already being talking about/in the works, and when Beyoncé did it and was highly successfull (600k) in 3 days, and sold over 300k the following two weeks. They decided to go make it official. It’s is true Beys album did die down and fast literally after the first two months it was selling less than 100k and being demolished by Frozen (no shade) this is probably due to her lack of promo approach according to the hive she did purposely, but I feel like her album would of sold way more had she promoted it to the extent of Taylor’s album 1989. It doesn’t matter how big you are promo is very important if you want to reach the maximum sales available. She didn’t promote it after the Brits (except for her tour with jayz) until after the fall vmas but he’ll by then the GP had forgot and moved on.

    • Kingbeybitch June 11, 2015

      I agree with everything you said for once. If Rihanna and Beyonce did the type of promo Taylor did their sales would be higher tsk. Taylor’s team is genius and she’s probably one of the few artists that still like do go all the way when it comes to promo. Like these award shows, interviews making deals with radio stations and all that her team is just genius.

  62. Skyfall June 11, 2015

    For the average artist this will do more damage than good imo, it will sell good for a few hours maybe few days ww then people will illegally download/stream etc. moral of the story is its a good effort their mailing by trying to help music sales, but if people are interested people will buy.

  63. Lake Erie June 11, 2015

    It will be interesting to see her next official album sells. I wonder will she be able to top her last. But with the way “this” generation is evolving. I think her last album may have been her peak. But I think her tours sellout for many years to come though.

  64. RICHIE_RICH June 11, 2015

    Carry on ????????????????????????.

    She had some type of impact!!!!! Imo she would’ve sold just as much or more had she really promoted it like 1989 and the kids know that. ????????????????????

  65. Credits June 11, 2015

    Coming to think of it….the last album that changed the world was Lauryn hill’s “miseducation” which was added to the United states library of congress and sold 8 million in the u.s alone…or was it 10 million?

    • Stephy. June 11, 2015

      That is one of the greatest albums ever made. A real masterpiece imo.

  66. yeah never June 11, 2015

    N no one is remembering janets album release date lol….. Bey trying to commit sucide on her career janet coming out on the 7th n bey the 11th lmfao mj n jj fans all coping that new cd.

  67. Duffster June 12, 2015

    actually its 6.5Million worldwide

  68. Proffessor Dumbledore June 12, 2015

    cling to Taylor n Adele for dearlife but FACT IS rihanna WILL NEVER EVER hve the impact BEYONCE had…KEEP SEETHING

    • Lake Erie June 12, 2015

      Well it’s not too late for Rihanna. She’s done A LOT to be as YOUNG as she is. Let’s see where she’s at by the time she reaches Beyonce age.

  69. Duffster June 12, 2015

    Bey has made a huge impact Dangerously in Love – 5million US, 11million WW
    B’Day – 3.4million US, 8million WW
    I Am… Sasha Fierce – 3.1million US, 8million WW
    4 – 1.4million US, 3million WW(as of 2013)
    Beyoncé – 2.3million US, 6.5million WW(as of may 2013)

    Enough with the Adele comparisons, I don’t think she’ll sell those numbers again even with a new album, speaking of 1989 it was promoted like it was the only album on earth and that’s wat Beyoncé didn’t do… She queen u just cannot deny it even when you try to.

  70. Duffster June 12, 2015

    Bey has made a huge impact Dangerously in Love – 5million US, 11million WW
    B’Day – 3.4million US, 8million WW
    I Am… Sasha Fierce – 3.1million US, 8million WW
    4 – 1.4million US, 3million WW(as of 2013)
    Beyoncé – 2.3million US, 6.5million WW(as of may 2015)

    Enough with the Adele comparisons, I don’t think she’ll sell those numbers again even with a new album, speaking of 1989 it was promoted like it was the only album on earth and that’s wat Beyoncé didn’t do… She queen u just cannot deny it even when you try to.

    • african music lover June 12, 2015

      When did Beyonce the album sell 6.5million???I need those receipt, and this comes from a fan.

  71. Bets June 13, 2015

    You people are delusional; once again. Beyonce goes back in time and mics what has been done before. That’s okay but don’t think she is an inventor or trail blazer – she is not. Will it be introduced on TIDAL? Answer to all your comments.

  72. GAJE June 13, 2015

    7/11 7/11

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