Predictions Are In: Beyonce’s ‘Lion King: The Gift’ Set For #1 on Billboard 200

Published: Saturday 20th Jul 2019 by Rashad

As the rave reviews continue to roll in for the Beyonce-curated album, ‘Lion King: The Gift’ (released July 19), the diva’s received news the star-studded set’s on track to unseat the current Billboard 200 champion – Ed Sheeran‘s ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ – from the tally’s top spot.

Like we reported here, ‘The Gift’ – thanks to help from its leading cuts ‘Bigger’ and ‘Spirit’ – came out of the box swinging with a commercial response that helped it pounce right to the top of digital tallies.  Now, with a day of sales and streaming activity behind it, industry analysts have enough data to make a forecast of how well it will perform commercially by the end of its inaugural tracking week.

Details inside:



Beyonce’s ‘Lion King:  The Gift’

First Week Sales (SPS):  50k – 70k (predicted)

First Week Sales (Pure): 13-18k (predicted)

First Week Billboard 200 placement:  #1 (predicted)

If the prediction rings true, Beyonce – already dominating history books as the first artist to see her first 6 solo albums debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 – will extend that reign.

As for the film’s accompanying soundtrack, the project – released July 11 – is reportedly readying a leap into the chart’s top 10 as well.  Currently pacing toward projected sales of 17-22k SPS by next Friday, it’s anticipated that figure will increase due to favorable response to the film (which hit theaters July 19).  Read more about its box office domination by clicking here.



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  1. ??? July 20, 2019

    chile,the decline is real. Lmfaooooo ? ?? ?????

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Adele and Taylor outsold this girl in 10 seconds ???

      • ??? July 20, 2019

        lmfaooooo okkuuuuurrrr! lmaoooo ??

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Lil Nas beat her in a week ???

    • Jasmine July 20, 2019

      These are great numbers. Congrats Bey. I know people on here like to PRETEND like it is still 2003 and Bey is 21 years old but I know Bey’s real age and I know this is 2019. When the 21 year olds can bring in the sales Bey did at their age in 2003 then I’ll listen.

      • ??? July 20, 2019

        Lmaoooo so now flopping with 13k is great numbers? lmaooooo the things you silly roaches tell yourselves in order to sleep at night lmfaoooooo??????

      • Jasmine July 20, 2019

        How many black artists post 35 get these numbers? None. Bey is still Queen B

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

      I think it’s funny that haters are crediting NON TRADITIONAL albums like Everything is love Homecoming and The Gift as the follow up to LEMONADE, one of the biggest albums of this decade regardless of sales it pushed bey to ICON status.

      • YouAlreadyKnow July 20, 2019

        Homecoming is a solo flop….STOP

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      3 flops in a row

      She is over!

      Evrtyhing is flop
      Lion King : The Flop.

    • RiriNavy July 21, 2019

      @Jasmine watchu talking about?

      Shareefa’s Point of No Return sold 37k in a week
      Nicki Minaj Queen sold 185k in a week
      Cardi B sold 252k in a week

      So bish wat your excuse?

      Yance only sold 13-18k plus tidal sales = 50-70k

      But Tidal is not reliable with their sales

  2. ??? July 20, 2019

    Lmaoooo sh!t is gonna flop harder than Madonna in week 2 lmfaooooo #13kyonce #TheFLOPPINGking ????

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Lol and madonna is not even trying at this point??????

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

      Real B7 will undoubtedly do more than Rihanna’s benchmark 200k ? first week sales.

      • ??? July 20, 2019

        lmaoooo you wish hamhock, Riri would NEVER flop 3 times in a row with less than 15k sales like this struggle roach. take the L and go ea t a cheeseburger lmfaooooo???

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

        Drake Scorpion album is a FLOP this is a SOUNDTRACK, they can’t flop. Beys only flop was Everything is love but it wasn’t a solo project. Bey already has had PLENTY of flop singles. But that Never stopped the Stadium Tours ?️ ?

  3. Bey Best July 20, 2019

    Hopefully the sales will increase along with the popularity of the film. This album is superb. Y’all are missing out.

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      The album is totally horrific stop the bulllllsheet

  4. Bey Best July 20, 2019

    I wonder whether the reason for the album not selling well is the poor representation of “Spirit” being the first single.

    • Clarkson July 20, 2019

      Spirit is actually the best song on that album.

      • YouAlreadyKnow July 20, 2019

        Then she is in deep trouble

    • Keith July 21, 2019

      “Spirit” is a horrible choice for an introductory single and a pretty bad song all around. She might have fared better with an uptempo in the vein of the Fela-inspired music (“Grown Woman”). BUT, she was most probably trying to do something “different” and there is so much better on that album…LOL

  5. Blue July 20, 2019

    The major spin in this article is hilarious

    • king z July 20, 2019

      u know tgj is a beyonce fan site. if the album debuted at #157, they’d do an article “beyonce makes history as first artist to debut at #157 with a lion king album in july”

      • YouAlreadyKnow July 20, 2019

        Chile Im looking for a new music site. Unbiased is key

      • Bey Best July 20, 2019

        SCREEEEEEEEEAMING at your article idea…biiiiiiiiiiitch, I hate you!! LMBGAO

      • Keith July 21, 2019

        @king z: STOP IT….LMFAO…..LMAO….LMFAO!

  6. QueenAdele July 20, 2019

    Omg 15 mader faacking k.


  7. K.B. July 20, 2019

    This is what happens when you don’t have any more ideas to steal from!

  8. Wonder Woman July 20, 2019

    And I oop….

  9. XYZ July 20, 2019

    13-18k? What happened? I mean, the album is not that special, but she is Beyonce

    • Wonder Woman July 20, 2019

      After those numbers Ed Sheeran pulled, we should have seen this coming.

      The Suprise thing is so 2013 and she doesn’t do interviews no more, so these numbers are what she deserves…. had she done some cute carpool karaoke and Ellen appearance, first single 4 weeks ago…..

      The b**** needs to come back down to earth before she releases Bey7….

      • Keith July 21, 2019

        @Wonder Woman: Your suggestion is funny because some of us (myself included) think Beyonce is ALREADY overexposed. The music business has changed (with a few exceptions, touring is where the acclaim is now rather than sales) and perhaps the GENERAL PUBLIC is simply ready for new voices (which is OFTEN the case with pop music). Beyonce has done what she’s done and is now entering the career phase where you find out who the TRUE fans are. I DEFINITELY don’t want her on every interview show, being funny, participating in silly games, cooking, riding around in cars, simply to convince me to buy a record. Let the MUSIC speak for itself or speak when you actually have something to say. Like Janet, her place in the game is more than solid.

  10. ??? July 20, 2019

    lmaooooo the roaches will be here soon clinging to the movies success in order to cover up this flop lmfaooooo ? ?? ? #TheFLOPPINGking

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      I know right. Hahahahahahahaha

      • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

        Gaga reached her new peak last year with A Star is Born

        It is roaring louder than your fave

        No offense to Beyonce she is friend with Gaga too but Gaga is more inspirational and iconic

    • Wonder Woman July 20, 2019

      Gworl if the highest paid actress of 2019 is doing these numbers , imagine what your fave, fadga will be dishing on her next effort…

      • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

        Gaga is more popular than Beyonce. Beyonce reached her peak in 2008 and yes she is still famous but she’s declining now.

      • Wonder Woman July 20, 2019

        Hahahaaaa b***** please

        Beyonce has been where Gaga is, where she’s going and where she’ll never be…. Gaga literally debuted and peaked in 2008…

      • ??? July 20, 2019

        Lmaoooo highest paid who? roach is nobody’s actress so who are you talking about lmao. and I wouldn’t bring Oscar winner Queen Stefani into this, especially when she’s the ONLY female artist to sell 1 million albums in PURE SALES in 2019 and sell out a stadium tour plus TWO residencies in 2019. who peaked in 2008? yeah it would be that bishhh that can’t sell more than 13k albums even with a legendary franchise behind her. you tried bug lmfaooo ?????

    • Kels July 20, 2019

      Y’all are so pathetic y’all beat her fans here it’s insane how obsessed with this woman y’all are… way more than the beyhive GET A FREAKING LIFE

      • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

        One thing for sure Gaga is above Beyonce caliber now…. and Gaga is humble

        Gaga is worldwide famous not just in US
        Gaga is bigger in europe , latin america and russia

        Asia is the same thing

        And dis u guys know that both Gaga and Beyonce is banned in china

  11. WeCameWeConquered July 20, 2019

    This is NOT a Beyonce album, I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A BEYONCE SOLO ALBUM, it’s the sister soundtrack, wait till B7 comes out and watch her slay once again!! But b****** believe it’s still gonna be a No 1 album. She winning regardless!!

    • AJ July 20, 2019

      This is definitely a beyonce album distributed thru her label and Columbia records billed in her name and separate from Disney. Just like that Kendrick Lamar album he did for the black panther. The joint album with jay z however doesn’t count as her album. A number one is a number one. It’s not gonna be a mega sella because this is for us black people. It will definitely sweep during the award show season PERIOD. At this point in her career it’s all about quality music and building her legacy. Nobody is selling. Beyonce is a touring artist and this is just more material to use on her next stadium tour. I definitely believe a tradition album will come out next year, that’s if these pregnancy rumors aren’t true

      • WeCameWeConquered July 20, 2019

        You black people? No fool it is not!! If a song was called your momma on the album would it be for all your mothers?? Stfu!! The album is to bring the African sound to the mainstream and shock horror there are white Africans you uneducated c***

      • AJ July 20, 2019

        Clearly you’re not black ?????????? mad ho????

      • Clarkson July 20, 2019

        The album is for black people? Really? Are u telling me that there are only 13k black people in America?
        Nobody is selling? Says who. Khalid, Billy ellish, pink (who has passed her prime) gaga, are still selling plenty album.

        Beyonce selling 13k copies is disappointing and embarrassing as hell. this is not a win for her. The album is terrible

      • !!! July 20, 2019

        This is NOT a Beyonce album, there are songs from other artist that DO NOT feature Beyonce. This is a soundtrack. A #1 Soundtrack ?

    • ??? July 20, 2019

      lmaoooo nice try bug, if this sh?t hadnt flopped so hard you roaches would be calling it her seventh solo albu m lmfaoooooo

    • Bam July 21, 2019

      This is a Beyoncé album in the same way the bodyguard and waiting to exhale are Whitney albums. Beyoncé is the titled artist on this album. These numbers are horrible.

    • iamdiego July 22, 2019

      this. I cant wait to see the meltdowns

  12. GaGa’s Tampon July 20, 2019

    OH wow ?
    I’m absolutely lost for words.
    Never did I think an album credited as a Beyoncé album would do numbers less than Madead X, Glory or Liberation

    • Wonder Woman July 20, 2019

      Gworlll ☠☠☠ I can’t even…. let’s see how it legs out…

    • Erica July 20, 2019

      Everything is loved did worse than those albums you mention, sis keep up

    • MessyBoots July 21, 2019

      Glory came out in 2016.. Liberation and Madame X each were BUNDLED with concert tickets unlike and all three had pre released singles released months before they impacted Billboard.

      • RiriNavy July 21, 2019

        Beyonce FLOPS period

  13. DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

    I think it’s funny that haters are crediting NON TRADITIONAL albums like Everything is love Homecoming and The Gift as the follow up to LEMONADE.

    B7 will undoubtedly do more than Rihanna’s benchmark 200k ? first week.

    Bey fans are simply not that nor have ever been much invested in beys low priority releases. The hype with these type releases are always low among the general beyhive population

    • King of Kingz July 20, 2019

      Exactly thank you, the Beyhive literary bought lemonade & Beyonce for $20 of itunes when they dropped, this isn’t a Beyoncé studio album, it’s a soundtrack that will be def sweep award season. & when B7 drops it def won’t be avaliabe on streaming sites besides tidal mayb

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

        Lemonade got a HUGE critical reception. Imagine how invested the public will be in the sound of it’s followup and subject matter discussed. This lion king pre era is a homerun in my opinion cuz The Gift is actually a Body of Work not just a soundtrack. Atleast 4 songs have great radio potential.

    • ??? July 20, 2019

      Lmaoooo boo hoo, roach hives got more excuses than a ni@@a on his way to jail lmfaoooooo. She flopped. Again. you will deal lmfaooooo???

  14. Listen July 20, 2019

    Haters on here couldn’t even book a room at the Ramada Inn with the other haters using fraudulent credit cards

  15. Nicky July 20, 2019

    This site is full of imbeciles.

    This is a soundtrack.

    Of course when her albums come out she will sell like always.

    She has stadium tours , shuts down netflix etc. there is NO decline ?

    • #TheTruth July 20, 2019

      Exactly, who flops selling out stadiums ? Everyone would want to flop like this for sure.
      People are quick to talk BS. Sit down and wait until her next solo record. We’ll see if she « flops ».

      • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

        Pink and Taylor stadium tour outsold Beyonce’s Formation Tour and Everything is Flopped Tour


    • Clarkson July 20, 2019

      Gurl there is a decline, a huge decline.
      Before I let go couldn’t crack the top 40 even after a viral dance challenge
      Everything is love got blocked from number 1 by a boy band from Australia
      The lion king is certified rotten on rotten tomatoes
      Homecoming didnt reach the number 1 spot after so much hype and “acclaim”

      • Will_xo July 21, 2019

        They Aren’t buzz or traditional singles or albums for that matter if any song here enters the top twenty its a plus for her , this in her words is “ a gift “ it’s a freaking soundtrack y’all get over yourselves . Btw don’t ever compare Taylor ,Gaga or Adele’s sales to this woman it’s like y’all forget one thing that differentiates them Beyonce is black and that’ll always be a factor like it or not…y’all saw what that did to MJ made that man bleach to white (God bless his soul)!!!

  16. Dc July 20, 2019

    This why she’s overrated everyone talk about her gets mad promo and numbers be weak ?????

    • Dina July 20, 2019

      Indeed. I cant stand her

  17. Danyboo July 20, 2019

    It’s not a solo album tho

    • Bam July 21, 2019

      But she is the titled artist. This is a Beyoncé album in the same way bodyguard and waiting to exhale are considered Whitney albums even with the songs by other people. Had those albums flopped it’d have been a smudge on Whitney the same way this albums performance is a slight smudge on Beyoncé.

  18. Jasmine The Real Princess July 20, 2019

    13 – 18k lmaooooo she’s a J O K E

    Flop flop flop

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Omg hahahahahahahaha


      I bet those 40k streams equivalents are numbers inflated from Tidal
      I don’t trust it

      They can actually cheat their sales from Tidal

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Look likes Ed Sheeran’s album is gonna blocked Beyonce’s album for number one

      I hope so

  19. Jasmine The Real Princess July 20, 2019

    18k pure sales.

    Its official. Beyonce is a bigger flop than Xtina.

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.!. July 20, 2019

      @jasmine.. – hahaha

      • RiriNavy July 21, 2019

        @MessyBots gurl you need to wale up and stop obsessing xtina’s numbers
        Even of they bundle the tickets is not that much she played in small venues with only 21 dates

        She still did great than beyonce with 13-18k with no legendary disney franchise backing her

        Xtina doesn’t care about her sales

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Xtina Liberation sold 62k pure album sales and another 8k from streaming and digital downloads

      Beyonce flops again after Everything is Love and Homecoming

      3 flops in a row

      I can’t ????

    • SMH July 20, 2019

      Lmfao, I’m laughing at this because of all the times beyonce fans dragged Xtina for her sales. The irony lmao.

      • Keith July 21, 2019

        @SMH…Yes, Beyhive has a lot of backlash coming to them for their aggressively negative behavior toward pretty much ANYBODY. She should’ve spoken on THAT while she’s doing those interviews @Clarkson wants, LOL. But it will be interesting to see the pure sales (not SRS) numbers that Rhianna does. I am not a stan of either, but I hope for the Navy’s sake they exceed 100k with no promo tricks like bundling FENTY or concert tickets or the jokes will write themselves…

    • RiriNavy July 21, 2019

      I agree with Queen Adele, Lady Gaga is more famous and relevant than beyonce esp worldwide

      Beyhives are delusional
      Gaga is unbothered
      Also stop coming for riri
      Coz riri surpassed beyonce records

  20. Dina July 20, 2019

    Wow what a flop for such a movie

  21. Gavinluvsbeyonce July 20, 2019

    Cool chart position data. I never really cared for chart positions I’m actually interested in listening on my own time and/or actually going to a Beyoncé concert. My Queen can actually deliver a valuable album along with an incredible performance. Also, I know she has the stamina for longevity in this ever changing music industry. Thank you Beyoncé ?

  22. #TheTruth July 20, 2019

    There’s no point in arguing about the album being bad or good, everybody’s got their own personal tastes.

    That being said, some of ya’ll need to stop throwing the flop word every chance you got like your life depends on it.
    If she gets such sales for her next solo record, then yeah it could be a problem. It wouldn’t hurt her tour sales tho if you’re asking me.
    But we’re talking about a side project linked to a movie. Of course it won’t result in similar sales.
    So compare what’s comparable.

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 20, 2019


    • SMH July 20, 2019


    • Danny Bey July 20, 2019

      Thank you. Someone with a brain. These 3rd grade level idiots are just getting hard from trying to tease the Hive but like Beyoncé said “I’m unbothered” bc we know what this project is and love it. You said it all.

  23. kane July 20, 2019

    I honestly hope some of you guys are not black writing hating comments, whew chile us jews would never come at each other like black do blacks lol i pray

    • SMH July 20, 2019

      Lmao yeah ok, tell that to Israel.

    • Danny Bey July 20, 2019

      It’s all blacks. Black females and black gays and white Taylor . It’s so sad they get a rise outta this

  24. Jj July 20, 2019

    Janet was the first female artist to debut at number one she’s the blue print beyonce thanks you janet

  25. Tyty July 20, 2019

    I’m surprised it’s even going to hit number 1 considering its a soundtrack full of afro beats. Congrats on 7th number 1 Queen B.

    • Will_xo July 21, 2019

      My thoughts exactly!!

  26. QueenAdele July 20, 2019

    Peppa Pig is coming for Beyonce’s wig. Watch out ????

  27. Merman July 20, 2019

    For a lot of you on here, it is self hate .. you’re not hating on Beyonce , you are hating on yourselves .
    Your comments reveal more about You, your existence than you think.
    Go for a walk, breath the fresh air , smell some roses .. just take a break from the comment section and reevaluate your lives .
    Yours sincerely , concerned black man.

  28. Alex July 20, 2019

    It’s so funny how everyone is laughing and praying on Bey’s downfall.. She is not bothered by any of you. She already drug all y’all asses on this album. Lmao!! But let’s just wait for the final numbers. HDD always have inaccurate predictions. These predictions are for ONE day of sales. We have 5 more days. Let’s see who has the last laugh. ?

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      Adele and Taylor always has the last laugh

      • MessyBoots July 21, 2019

        Without Hello, Adele’s 25 would not have sold what it did. The other singles released aside from Send My Love failed to connect. That album came and went and only sold based on her previous sales for 21… let’s not pretend 25 had the same impact as 21.. even Adele cried on stage accepting Grammy she had know business winning for a critical dud such as 25.

        Adele is clearly aware her sales are a direct benefit of her WHITE privilege.. so is Taylor.

      • RiriNavy July 21, 2019

        Messy bots always got excuses
        She saying that adele 25 has lower impact? Lol

        Even Adele 19 outsold Lemonade, Everything is flopped and homecoming combined

        The delusion is a mess

        Don’t you dare compare yawnce declining career to adele, gaga, tay and riri


  29. Pat July 20, 2019

    I knew it was a flop. Hive screaming it’s not a Bey album but had it sold half a million would be claiming it. Gp is obviously moving on from her

  30. Jay July 20, 2019

    Y’all are so damn weird! This is not a BEYONCÉ ALBUM! This is a damn contract.. Weirdos! Lol, y’all want Bey to flop so bad but the queen will still reign! Try again LOL

  31. Oliver July 20, 2019

    My god the haters are blind they can’t even read jajaja. Do you read a day of sales and steaming activities.. even if it’s flop or not she tries different thing not it fav bubble gum . When did pink outsold formation world tour . How many date and what’s the number . I’m laughting at you guys . awards season are coming let’s see who’s going to be on top of Forbes list ..

  32. Beam Me Up Scotty July 20, 2019

    I see some Nicki Minaj haters in here scrambling trying to come up with excuses for their favorites failure at sells. I guess it’s not just Nicki Minaj who is flopping.

    • SMH July 20, 2019

      Exactly, beyonce fans had pages of essays dragging Nicki Minajs last album. At least she was able to move more than 50k pure albums even with literally the whole industry against her.

      • Tyler (We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill) July 20, 2019

        Why are you comparing a week of sales for an ALBUM to a day of sales for a soundtrack?
        You need help ?.

  33. Jason July 20, 2019

    The album literally has clips from the movie between songs. It’s no different than the concept album Elton John did for Aida before it’s cast album came out. It’s clearly a collaborative soundtrack. Dummies really love hating on this lady!

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  35. Lewey July 20, 2019

    That’s great exposure for the other artist! Think about how many African artists are being discovered through this project. Also, remember that these are predictions and the more people see the movie and learn about this project, the more it will sell. Beyonce has always been a longterm seller and not a big opening week.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

      Actually beys first week sells are more impressive than longterm with the exception of her first album. Bey on AVG sells 500k first week. That’s more than any Mariah Janet or Whitney album

      Beys lesser projects like this one usually don’t do big numbers in respect to the current music climate.

      • Pat July 21, 2019

        All 4 you opened with 605k ..quit lying

    • QueenAdele July 20, 2019

      She is not big week seller nor long term seller if you compare here to Adele, Taylor and Gaga

      • MessyBoots July 21, 2019


        No you’re just reaching even further trying to displace Beyonce as one of the biggest, most successful pop stars of this generation. Gaga just started to reclaim her A List status based on a hit FILM and its soundtrack… before ASIB her MUSIC career was nearly in shambles. Gaga’s biggest first weeks sales csme from a heavily discounted album released at the height of her commercial dominance in 2011.

        Bey has never bundled an album or heavily discounted one in the first week. EVER. Mostly all of Bey’s 1st weeksoutsell all of Gaga 1st week numbers.. a few actually matched ArtPop’s ENTIRE album cycle lolol

      • RiriNavy July 21, 2019


        Girl bye

        Gaga’s artpop outsold homecoming, everything flopped combined

        Im riri fan and i support gaga fans

      • MessyBoots July 21, 2019

        @RiriNavy Sweetheart, Homecoming is a live album recording during Coachella w/ just one new song. Everything Is Love is a collaboration album under the name THE CARTERS.. I love how Beyhaterz like to use sales for a live concert album and a side project as indicators when neither is a new SOLO studio album.. and totally forget SELF TITLED and LEMONADE outsold both ANTI and JOANNE.

  36. Gurlwepa89 July 20, 2019

    Flop!!! She’s fortunate no other big artists are releasing ?

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 20, 2019

      Drake Scorpion album is a FLOP this is a SOUNDTRACK, they can’t flop. Beys only flop was Everything is love but it wasn’t a solo project. Bey already has had flop singles. But that Never stopped the Stadium Tours ?️ ?

  37. High Price July 20, 2019

    I don’t think this album should be included in her catalog of albums. After all, IT IS basically a soundtrack. Now a BEYONCE album would do far more different of course. And I think the majority really aren’t interested because they know it’s not her official album. I’m honestly not interested either because of that, I just want to enjoy the movie tbh.

  38. ROCK July 21, 2019

    That’s quite low.What the he’ll is happening to music?

    • ROCK July 21, 2019

      Well to be honest it’s not her album.She has like 4 songs on it.
      But then again The bodyguard soundtrack is credited as a Whitney Houston album
      Honestly music sales has fallen flat.This is a cynical generation.They have no attention span.This album is full of African singers.Its a hard sell in trump America.Its white people that buy music.Blacks just talk.
      She is also not helping matters.She has become quite unrelatable and the music has been boring lately.Doesn’t give interviews and hardly performs to promote a release.
      ‘Bigger’ is better than ‘spirit’ tho.They need to push that one
      I will wait till her 7th album to know exactly where to place her.
      She needs to re brand seriously
      She also needs to stay away from Jay z professionally.
      I kinda blame the beyhive for adding to the hate for Beyonce.You guys over hype her.I bet she feels she is doing well with the songs.She is not.She no get ear for good music.The decline started in 2011 when her dad left.You guys need to know that every artist got their own weak point.Dont over praise her.. it makes the gp to hate her.
      Anyway let’s wait for b7.

      • MessyBoots July 21, 2019

        STOP LYING.

        Say whatever about these numbers but dont make up WHOLE LIES thinking just because you repeat them it makes them real.

        If you believe she began to decline in 2011 how do you explain SELF TITLED in 2013 or LEMONADE in 2016 both had mega first week sales, certified among the highest selling albums of their respective years, both had Grammy nods for Album of the Year and received near universal acclaim. Just because YOU stopped listening/liking her in 2011 doesnt give u a right to make up lies that her career “fell off” post 2011. Go watch Year of 4 or Life Is But A Dream.. if anything Beyonce felt liberated post Matthew Knowles/2011 and went on to release some of her best work as an artist.

    • Keith July 21, 2019

      @ROCK: You have some interesting and in-line perspectives regarding this current moment in Beyonce’s career. I definitely AGREE her rabid fan base turns people off to her as it did for me post B-Day until Homecoming. Many of her fans can’t see a bigger picture. What (IYO) makes Beyonce (and indirectly, other black stars who get tagged) unrelatable now? Perhaps that could be what I also agree is JayZ’s influence which has been the rap-style overt bragging that colors many of her recent uptempos? I’m asking…I’m asking (as a black person) why do we get “unrelatable” once we achieve the pinnacle of success? Why do we use that “against” an artist?

  39. Whatveeeeeeeeer! July 21, 2019

    The album is actually really good and I am not fan of Beyonce. There are numerous contributions from other artist who are hot right now on the Afrobeats charts in African countries like Mr. Eazi. Beyonce has rode another wave of “what’s hot right now” (low key taking credit for other peoples creativity) except this time she has done it cleverly. There are other artists on the album who outshine her like Tiwa Savage (her voice it beautiful). I don’t think Beyonce has done anything exceptional though. But the songs are good. The sound is excellent. She failed to include East African artists where the film Lion King actually takes place. It could have been as easy as featuring East African music in the interludes such as choirs or drums or folk songs, but she didn’t. She went for what she knew was good and would be a commercial success. But that’s what she does, so you have to give her props that she delivered on that. Definitely worth listening to. Afrobeats is about to take over the world. And of course Beyonce wants to take credit for that.

    • Whatveeeeeeeeer! July 21, 2019

      I will add that perhaps she should have made the lead song Spirit in light of the East African sound. Cause Spirit just isn’t up to par with a Disney classic, sorry. It’s actually the worst song on the album. Bigger is decent. I think its her best song to date. She should do an East African sound remix to both these songs QUICK!!!!! Then she would smash it!!!!
      You can thank me later Bey. I know you read That Grape Juice, lol!!

  40. Jimmy Smith July 21, 2019

    I like some of Beyonce’s songs, but these numbers are disappointing and this is a Beyoncé solo album. This is Karma because Beyoncé fans use to call Janet Jackson sales of 112,000 a flop even though the albums of Janet’s that they called a flop reached #1 on the Billboards 200, so you have to be careful how you say negative things about other artists because now, Beyoncé has a 3rd flop and her single, “Spirit” is a flop. It’s sitting at number 92 on ITunes.

    • Tyler (We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill) July 22, 2019

      It’s not a Beyonce solo album, it’s a soundtrack.

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  42. Paul July 22, 2019

    Homecoming was released on Wednesday. To get a #1 the album needs to be released on Friday or on Saturday.
    Before I Let Go is not a single, and even so it spent 11 weeks on Hot 100
    Everything Is Love was blocked because it was released on Saturday only at Tidal and then it was released only on digital media. 5 Seconds Of Summer had almost two days more of sales and they made a huge a promotion selling physical albuns with tickets to the concerts.
    And about the movie, it’s not her fault that the critics are saying it’s bad.

  43. LadyGagasOscar July 23, 2019

    Shes now battling for #2 spot instead. Ed Sheran is predicted to be #1 hahahahahaha

    • Michael July 24, 2019

      People her and her husband are worth almost 2 billion who cares. She can put music out for fun at this point. Same for Madonna so relax with she over stuff. And so you stupid people know artists get paid off of tours not album sales. Beyoncé will sale out a stadium today if she wanted too. So please stop the hate and thank you

      • Gworl Bye July 27, 2019

        Stop the lies please, Jay Z is worth a billion, she is not even close, only worth 350 million. And that has nothing to do with her albums flopping.

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