‘Lemonade’: Industry Insiders Reveal Sales Prediction For New Beyonce Album

Published: Friday 22nd Apr 2016 by David

Should Beyonce release her sixth studio album this weekend she can expect to lock in sales set to make her the envy of all of her Pop pals.

Details below…

Tomorrow will bring it with the arrival of her Kendrick Lamar-backed ‘Lemonade’ HBO movie, shot in New Orleans to support he sixth studio set.

Of course, the release’s due date has given fans good reason to believe the album will drop shortly before (or after) it hits the air, prompting industry insiders to use what they know about the star’s sales record and rollout plans to reveal how many units they think it will sell.

What they concluded?


This prediction, if accurate, would see her spell trouble for Rihanna‘s stream machine ‘ANTI’, which was expected to top the Billboard 200, but-according to said insiders- fail to match the 1 million units Drake‘s ‘Views from the 6’ may sweep up when it arrives on April 29th.

Problematic, as ‘Views’ may block her chances of claiming the #1 spot if it doesn’t make its way to retailers this weekend.

How her last three albums fared in their opening weeks?



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  1. NT April 22, 2016

    I think that its very likely she’ll do a million first week, I think her streams will be ridiculously high if she chooses to allow her album to be streamed.

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

      Ha! Nice joke, but if she release to stream, it’ll be Tidal exclusive and Tidal don’t report their numbers to Soundscan. So no.

      • King B April 22, 2016

        Anything could happen. But 400-500k is high enough considering the sales climate. Furthermore, she’s nearly 20 years in the game.

      • Rory April 22, 2016

        Tidal streams does count. This went into effect a few months ago. The only problem is that they don’t have enough subscribers to make such a huge impact with streaming numbers

      • Lana Del Fan April 22, 2016

        It’s not going to be a tidal exclusive if she’s signed to Colombia.

    • rosy3 April 22, 2016

      Why do bey do surprised albums I think she scared to release the traditional way everything she has done so far as flop drake will do well people will buy an album if the first single sounds good and a hit on billboard no one knows what they getting with her formation was not good but she has fans who will buy it and let’s hope white people buy it because no one showed up in new York store to support her line

      • RihYonce April 22, 2016

        She only did a surprise release ONCE ! What are you talking about? Clearly when she releases again it won’t be a surprise because we know it’s coming . She probably doesn’t ever have to announce a date again

    • whenindoubtthetruthwillout April 22, 2016

      I don’t think Adele is gonna lose any sleep!!!!!

      • TheTruth April 24, 2016

        Actually Adele is losing sleep…because she stayed up and watched “Lemonade” and then bought and listened to the album all the way through. SHE LOVES BEYONCÉ! Stop trying to pit them against each other…

  2. Everyone’s A Critic April 22, 2016

    I will SEEETHE if bey goes anything but NUMBER ONE! It will ruin her kill streak. Let the battle commence. I think Drake has the upper hand here though, but his album isn’t due till next week so bey may Bhopal 1 week at top

    • Everyone’s A Critic April 22, 2016

      Bey may enjoy one week at the top

  3. Janyonce Turner April 22, 2016

    Beyonce doesn’t need to sell a million albums to be great and relevant like the modern contemporary. She has changed the game so many times like she will this weekend. At this point, all she has to do is keep making music fans will enjoy and keep slaying the stage. Beyonce’s legacy is in tact.

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

      So many times? She only did the surprise drip and Friday release gimmick. Stop it.

      • Rory April 22, 2016

        She’s obviously about to do a surprise release again. If she hasn’t announced a date by now, it’s going to be a surprise. The tour starts on the 27th, so it should have been out lol. She should have given us enough time to learn the lyrics LOL

  4. Jennifer April 22, 2016

    This isn’t bad but then again HDD also said self titled will only do 200k and it did three times as much so we’ll see. I’m pretty sure she can do a million first week.

    • Mr.StLaurent April 25, 2016

      Lemonade is now #1 in 86 countries on iTunes, it’s gone to #1 in more countries than any album this year!

  5. Queen Ci April 22, 2016

    Chile, please. That number is very generous. I’m guessing 180K, and I hope it comes out the same week as Drake’s. Bey needs to be humbled and quit cheating the systems just to be on the record books. She is smoke-and-mirrors and has always been that way.

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      Beyoncé is very humbled . Beyoncé will definitely sell more than Drake . Even though she may drop her album on a Saturday rather than a Friday . She will still have the upper hand just wait & see. HDD always underestimate Beyoncé first week sells . She will definitely outsell BEYONCÉ

      • #JACKIE April 22, 2016

        She is NOT going to sell more than Drake and she will NOT outsell self titled. Bookmark me.

      • BeyTheGr8 April 22, 2016

        @JACKIE…But she’ll outsell Ci-Man’s whole discography with one sneeze on the mic..Bookmark that bih!!!!

  6. Queen Ci April 22, 2016

    I’m still kii’ing on how nervous Beyonce was about viewership numbers that HBO is allowing everyone to see “Lemonade” for free. The thirst is very real.

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      How sway ? When life is but a dream had millions of views, HBO always have free weekends here & there so you tried that . Nothing wrong with her wanting EVERYONE to be able to tune in. That’s more exposure for her . If anything it’s smart because not everyone was going to pay for HBO just for a weekend. Either way she was going to get millions of viewers

    • Misdamenor April 23, 2016

      But Ci can’t even get people to watch her for free on periscope ????

  7. IloveD April 22, 2016

    If she gets a full week she will do just under 1mill. But with prince passing away I don’t think she will release the album now . I remember in 2009 she was set to go no1 in uk with IASF but was Blocked by MJ after he passed away his album went no1 and beyonce had to stay at no2 for 3 weeks

    • Jill Scott’s Fro April 22, 2016

      She should release now or she’ll miss the opportunity to make the most of the movie. If she doesn’t it’ll be clear that she’s rubbing from Views and that won’t look good At all

  8. Jill Scott’s Fro April 22, 2016

    This isn’t good at all. Bey isn’t promoting traditionally anymore so I can’t even begin to imagine what the uk sales will look like. She has to stop acting like she doesn’t want to sell when she clearly does.

  9. RihYonce April 22, 2016

    She will do 800k or better. Beyoncé always go way beyond the predictions

    • rosy3 April 22, 2016

      You wish sam stop the lies

      • RihYonce April 22, 2016

        Stfu ! I don’t think you understand the demand did this album , her stadium tour is SOLD OUT everyone is waiting on this album I can promise you that she will do around that much . It makes perfect since . Y’all gone stop underestimating her because y’all get proved wrong everytime

    • whenindoubtthetruthwillout April 22, 2016

      I don’t think Adele will be losing any sleep!!!!

  10. Keri Qween April 22, 2016

    Itll be intereting to see what all gimmicks she uses Drake will give her a run for her money

  11. Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB April 22, 2016

    She will flop lower the HailBeysus t*** HA!

    • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB April 22, 2016

      T I T S

  12. Bey Sting April 22, 2016

    I think this is the wake up call she needs to stop acting as though her name is enough to carry IASF level sales.

  13. RihYonce April 22, 2016

    I think she should’ve just released the album. But I think with Prince passing that may have messed things up. I guess we’ll have to see tomorrow what happens but if she wants a week at #1 she has to release this weekend because of Drake next week

  14. nico April 22, 2016

    I dont worry about promotion she has the Best marketing team the only beyonce problem’s is her single choice

  15. IStan4Rihanna. April 22, 2016

    How do we even know that her album is due out this week or next?
    When was it said that the album release would correlate with the HBO special?


    Anyway, congrats. to both Beyonce’ and Drake. They always debut with decently high first numbers anyhow so this really wasn’t unexpected at all.

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      I just don’t understand how are they predicting an album that was never confirmed or has been released yet . They will both do over 600k people need to chill

  16. RihYonce April 22, 2016

    beyonce doesn’t really need to promote all she has to do is post that the album is out on IG & the media coverage will be out of this world. Y’all worry too much Bey will be fine. The only thing is with Prince dying that may hurt sales in the uk but she’ll be fine

  17. Duffster Lovato April 22, 2016

    She’ll do 1M+ copies but i don’t think she’ll release the album this week or next.

  18. IStan4Rihanna. April 22, 2016

    I still hope that ‘ANTI’ is able to claim a third week however but Prince just may have hindered that (which is absolutely fine, of course, considering…)
    We’ll know today when HDD release the final numbers and then by BILLBOARD’s Sunday report.

  19. RihYonce April 22, 2016

    It might be unlikely for to release an album but then again who knows what she’ll do. Her tour starts Wednesday……

  20. Duffster Lovato April 22, 2016

    She might go head to head with Drake, Bieber and 1D did that last year and Bieber won, all she needs to do is make way for more hype she might even pull in 2M+ first week sales.

    • IStan4Rihanna. April 22, 2016

      “2 + Million First-Week Sales”…




      If Taylor Swift, a cookie-cutter White female Pop-Star with an audience composed of both Country and Pop fans in the U.S, can only do 1 + Million sales in the first week what makes you think that Beyonce’ will debut higher and with 2 + Million at that?
      Bey’ is a great album seller in the U.S, and her albums always debut high, but to say she’ll debut with 2 + Million is a bit of a reach considering only two artist have EVER accomplished that feat in American chart history. It’d be amazing if so but… no.

      • #JACKIE April 22, 2016

        Beyonce knows how to sell an album even if the music is mediocre as f***.

      • Duffster Lovato April 22, 2016

        Well Adele 3M+ cause of the hype surrounding 25, so it’s possible.

  21. Avi April 22, 2016

    I wonder if she’ll outsell Anti?
    Hahaha j/k we all know she will.

    • Charlieyoncé April 22, 2016


      Petty.co.uk/WhereIsYourChill? ?????

  22. Keisha April 22, 2016

    I think she definitely will release soon i thinking Tuesday before the tour. I say this because whatever is on that lemonade movie will hold us til the tour starts.
    But its coming before the tour I believe so.

  23. Sterling Infinity April 22, 2016

    Dear Lord please don’t let this post get messy!

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      Lol you already know it is

  24. #JACKIE April 22, 2016

    I predicted 1M for Drake. He’s been dropping nothing but HEAT for over a year! He lets the music speak for itself without all the theatrics. 400-500k is still a slay. Anti hasn’t even sold that in total Kii.

    • Minajesty April 22, 2016

      She’s going to outsell Ciara’s last four flops???

    • King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

      Hahahaha, Never. HE Squad knows nothing about sales. Drake will do 300 to 400k. Even his light is dimming.

  25. Ty April 22, 2016

    Why would she sell less than self titled in the first week? I predict a close to a million or a million with streams might be more.

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      Exactly Beyoncé gained more fans since then

  26. jj April 22, 2016

    She done pissed white folks off shes done plus stop cheating bee sale naturally cause after all the hype last album sold only 2mil bday sold more

    • OQRAM April 22, 2016

      That barely made any sense. The public school system in your area is obviously a joke. Next time save the commentary for someone who was able to at least pass Remedial English.

      • Charlieyoncé April 22, 2016

        Oh my God! ?????? ?
        I’m lost for words. You annihilated his/her entire existence. ??

  27. King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

    She won’t top Beyonce. Sorry clowns, but the surprise drop has been done so many times that people simply don’t care. Plus you can’t predicte sales without first day numbers. Though I think she will do around 400k because that’s around her average. She pretty much has to reply on this gimmick because the girl can’t pick a right single for her life. Formation -6 on the billboard 100.
    Plus you gotta think that people are BUYING Prince music right now, his Greatest Hits or Purple Rain may be #1 next week.

    • ATLbeyhive April 22, 2016

      She will top anti bloop!

      • King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

        And Anti will top it a few weeks later. Sorry, but we’re in a whole new ball game now, Bey will BE out the top 5 in a month.

  28. King B April 22, 2016

    Oh my, REALLY!!?? Imagine B6 is three times more… and it outsold everyone’s single sales and album sales combined…

  29. Prince Kaleo April 22, 2016

    I feel like Beyonce will be good whether she releases her album tomorrow or the Tuesday before the tour begins. Hello, she already has a sold out concert on her hands and we haven’t even heard an album.

  30. ATLbeyhive April 22, 2016

    How does an album with no release date or details have predictions? #B6 will be beyonces highest selling album ever. 900k+ first week, 5m+ US and 12m+ ww

  31. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 22, 2016

    This estimate sounds about right, but i’m interested to see how she uses Tidal. This will be the first major project released since its inception. Furthermore David, ANTI is doing very well, and as Rihanna looks and sees her name #1 for the NINETH week in a row, she is unbothered.

  32. King B April 22, 2016

    Prince’s death will definitely affect her sales.But it’s okay. But will she release? I mean Prince is her idol.

  33. King Mark111 /.\ April 22, 2016

    I’m going to be honest. The surprise drop works great in the US, but these albums are flopping around the world. I’m worried about Anti on an international level because US sales are just a fraction of Rihanna album sales. Beyonce nor Drake did well over seas. But I know Rihanna next album will be pure pop, I love Anti and it was needed as an artist growth, but Rihanna has the world to cater to, not just America ghettos like Beyonce and Drake.

    • King B April 22, 2016

      LMAO! Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, South Korean says Hi. Wait, still got Netherland and others. Drake is local. And Riri should be ashamed because “Localyonce” did better than her.

      • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

        Localyonce is too scared to drop an album. Are you comparing an album that came out 3 years ago to Anti? Hahahaha, you put that trash up to UnP, that sold the same.

    • King B April 22, 2016

      Then what is Aaliyah’s excuses? She released hers in 2001, and Beyonce effortlessly outsold it. LMAO! Even Lana and alternative artist outsold her in UK.

  34. Anti460 April 22, 2016

    I think B6 will comes out today night since we are friday and Lemonade its tomorrow…that way she will have both sales and views for Lemonade

  35. B2B April 22, 2016

    If B goes head to head with Drake she will do atleast 1.2 first week, so will he. Im here for it, competition is healthy and B is a competitor and that is where she shines. None the less, b6 will outsell Anti in one week.

    • Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

      If Beyonce likes competition why was it rumored that she held off her album from elessing during hurricsn Adele?

      • B2B April 22, 2016

        RUMORED… Just like it was rumored that she would drop April fools day too right, just like she is rumored to release tonight. Bey is not scared of Adele two different demographics.

  36. JanStan April 22, 2016

    I predict 600-700k. Drake is a first week seller and Beyonce sells over time. With her tour selling out everywhere before the album has even dropped there is really no reason to do traditional promo. That is only done to sell concert tix which is where the money is and she’s obviously doing it already.

    • Mr.StLaurent April 22, 2016

      100% Agreed.
      Why do the promotion what’s bring most money is concerts. And they are already sold put

    • Memo April 22, 2016

      Beyoncé selling over time??? The delusion. Self-titled didn’t even sell 3 million in the U.S. after two years and selling 1/3 of her total sales in a single week.

  37. Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

    All I know is, she WONT out sell Adele 25 first week sales. And DEATH at somebody saying she would do 2 million in a week ????

    • RihYonce April 22, 2016

      Who said that she will have a seat. Nobody is outselling Adele not even Taylor swift . Adele is still overrated so who cares

  38. jlove April 22, 2016

    the copy cat theafyonce we will soon have report about stealing

  39. Xtina4life April 22, 2016

    Wait are those world wide sales for all her albums??? If so dam xtinas debut outsold all of them with one album.

    • **** April 22, 2016

      Live in the past boo because today she can’t even outsell Arianna Grande

  40. King B April 22, 2016

    That “trash” outsold UnP with less promo and fully urban hits with no number one internationally. Interestingly, the album peaked higher than UnP in Australia. Oh, the album outsold Aaliyah highest selling album in UK w/o anything to boost it sales apart from Brit awards. And Anti still couldn’t peaked higher than 7 despite Brit award performance. BEYONCE last sales is in 24th week (around June) with 3.7 million. Since then she has been charting for 90++ weeks in US which I believe is enough to push the album past 4 million WW. Therefore the album is probably around 5 mil (7/11 boost, More only EP boost, Superbowl, Elle Magazine etc). Not to mention, it still chatting on iTunes in 112 countries.

    • Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

      Since you like like to compare artist. Can you compare Taylor, Adele and Beyonce and their stats 🙂

  41. Bey Sting April 22, 2016

    We have to stop lying to ourselves. Bey’s impact in foreign markets is slipping because she doesn’t promote. If you think she’s still slaying internationally you need to wake up. I think something is going on behind the scenes which is why she’s avoiding sitting down with journalists in the way she used to. Nobody is above promo and I suspect she’ll go back to doing it if this album doesn’t do exceptionally well.

  42. DIABETIC STROKE April 22, 2016

    Beys selftitled album was #1 on itunes in about the same number of countries as adele was so how is she not intrnational. That album sold 2 million outside the states with no legit promo or hit. And this prediction makes no sense. U cant simply avg out all beys debuts to come up with a sales prediction accuratly. Drakes Views selling more than Formation??? Drakes last album doesnt touch any of beys

    • **** April 22, 2016

      Girl bye this album first week sales should exceed self titles first week

  43. pat April 22, 2016

    told yall GP’S interest in the ALBUM is not as strong as yall think….not a bad thing…she’s just becoming legend m getting to the age where we want to see her perform but dont care as much for new music..but she’ll still do well

  44. nico April 22, 2016

    I dont know about realease date but beyonce will be fine prince will help beyonce upcoming album everybody will go buy physical albums of prince and say hey I take beyonce new album. ..lol

  45. Adeles flip phone. April 22, 2016

    @king B you always wanna compare Beyonce sales to every artist BUT Adele and Taylor *sips tea*

  46. Sherrele April 22, 2016

    I know I’m getting the album and streams!!!!! It’s been awhile that most of us have been waiting for her album to come out, and I don’t want to wait much longer.

  47. Molly April 22, 2016

    “Beyoncé will definitely sell more than Drake”


    Lmfao girl no

  48. DIABETIC STROKE April 22, 2016

    Bey has nothing to worry about. A #1 album is guranteed no matter how u slice it, a platinum plaque also. Its not holiday season , a official single hasnt been released yet, even if it drops wensday the date the tour begins it will still be #1 probably selling what rih sold so fAr (300k) in just 2 days. The following tracking week maybe 400-500k tho lol. My point is, all these rih stans on this post act like bey wont outsell drake & rihanna combined! *blast WORK* *then blast FORMATION*

  49. B&B April 22, 2016

    Kendrick Lamar is on Lemonade?

  50. Theman April 22, 2016

    Shiddddd 400-500k in any era is amazing. Not too many people can do that at all. But those sales predictions will go up….

  51. Spoken Reason April 22, 2016

    We’ll see…

  52. Brandys Starr April 22, 2016

    Hip hop artists always sell big first week but their sales then burn out faster than everyone else’s. Bey ain’t worried.

  53. tld April 22, 2016

    One word


    No matter how you or anyone else writes these articles;
    Beyonce will never beat ADELE’s latest sales; NEVER


    Next article please!!!!!!

  54. BeysusHoly April 26, 2016

    Beyonce Is Better Than Frih, Fatdele, & Skinnyalor

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