Beyonce’s ‘The Gift’ Sales Soar 772% In The UK After ‘Black Is King’

Published: Saturday 22nd Aug 2020 by Sam

The effect of Beyonce‘s ‘Black Is King’ continues to reverberate.

Queen Bey unleashed her latest visual album on Disney+ to ample acclaim and is now reaping the rewards on the charts too.

Full story below…

As widely reported, ‘Black Is King’ is driven by the music housed on the diva’s critically hailed compilation ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’

Billed as a love letter to the Motherland, the dynamic project teamed Bey with a number of major names from the African diaspora – many of whom appeared on he companion film.

Following the July 31 release of the big budget production, the sales of ‘The Gift’ (fuelled by a freshly unwrapped deluxe edition), climbed to a new peak of #7 on the UK’s Official Compilations Chart after registering a 772% spike in sales.

The news comes after the LP rocketed back into the top 10 of the Billboard 200.


So deserved! For us, the project remains a standout in Bey’s catalogue and fuses the fresh (Afrobeats) with some of the tried and true elements that make her the legend she is.

‘The Gift,’ in many ways, is the album yours truly has wanted from Mrs Carter since ‘4’s flirtation with such sounds (see: ‘End of Time,’ ‘Run The World’) and her later tease with ‘Grown Woman.’

Heading into the B7 cycle, we’d love to see her continue to embrace these sonics as she maps out her next musical adventure.

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ August 22, 2020

    Gurl, this album sold 700 copies when it was released last year, u should have included that in this article

  2. Clarks0o0ñ August 22, 2020

    Beyonce’s “Black Is King” Underperforms at Disney+

  3. Keyshia August 22, 2020

    Them other girls are in and out beyonce still dat B@#+h

  4. Erica August 22, 2020

    Ugh bias Sam, it was ok at best

  5. Black is flop August 22, 2020

    And it’s still a flop. Beyonce is not as powerful as she thinks. There’s a whole generation who prefers Summer Walker to her pretentious ass😂😂😂😂

    • Keith August 22, 2020

      NO ONE prefers Summer Walker over Beyonce IF there is a competition. Those ladies are in two different lanes, but lets NOT be delusional, LOL…

  6. Spread legs 🦵 like C@r@na August 22, 2020

    B7???? I see TGJ trying to throw some shade on brandy

    • FLOP IS KING August 22, 2020

      lmaoooo they mad cuz brandy outsold this flop 2 times over, she had to report her usual fake streams to beat brandy out of the top 10 lmfaoooooo

    • Gag August 22, 2020

      Delusional …they’re referring to Beyoncé’s next album but you knew that

  7. Madge August 22, 2020

    Who cares. Beyonce is played out

  8. Anne August 22, 2020

    Good for her!

  9. FLOP IS KING August 22, 2020

    Lmao yeah ok, she sold like 700 last time what she do now, 750? lmaoooooo at least you tried tgj lmfaoooooooooooo

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 22, 2020

      ^^^LOL if it isn’t BROWN SKIN making it’s usual daily rounds

      Anti topped the chart with 166,000 equivalent album units, 124,000 of which were pure sales

      Lemonade debuted at number one despite
      only 4 days of tracking, with 653,000 album-equivalent units, out of which 485,000 were pure album sales.

      To date Lemonade sold 1.5 m Pure and 2.1 equivalent while Anti sold 600k pure and 1.9 m equivalent.

      • FLOP IS KING August 22, 2020

        Lmaooooo gurl why you bringing up 2 year old shyt, we talking bout NOW, now your fave is flopping with less that 800 sales getting outsold by people like miley cyrus and xtina so talk about that fatso lmaooo 😂😂😂🤦🏿‍♂️

      • FLOP IS KING August 22, 2020

        Lmaooo my mistake, FOUR YEAR OLD shyt lmaooo your bug fave flopping that hard you clinging to sales from last decade, I have to laugh lmaooo 😂😂😂

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED August 22, 2020

      Lol Lemonade was released on a MONDAY and still managed to outsell ANTIs first Week in just ONE single day . LOL no-one will be checking for rih SCHEDULED when R9 drops, you know rih will wait till the pandemic is over before dropping but by then everyone will be checking for Cardi and whoever else.

      • FLOP IS KING August 22, 2020

        Lmaooo talk about how your flop fave only sold 6k after a full week and millions in promo in the states and got outsold by brandy lmfaoooooooo 😂😂😂😂

  10. Brent Christopher August 22, 2020

    it’s easy to surge by 776% PLUS when the album was dead last and on nobody’s radar prior to the visual release. these headlines are so MISLEADING. if a movie was only streamed 700 times on a network platform over a 12 month timespan & then is streamed 7000 times over the span of three weekends a year later, those numbers are still LOW. however, the sudden spike makes it “APPEAR” as if the surge is so huge. anything “appears” like a huge spike when the jumping off point is 3% interest. let’s be serious. all of her projects since 2013 have been sonically haphazard. the visuals are all that save her bland studio efforts.

    • Biancacook August 22, 2020

      yup the videos save her but its not gonna work for too long. she gonna have to just tour cuz i think she is played out.

  11. Naïme August 22, 2020

    Album we truly wanted after 4?

    No sir, end of time and grown woman sh!ts all over black is sh!t.

  12. Keith August 22, 2020

    I would agree with the author that THIS is the sonic lane I am waiting for from Beyonce…

  13. Flop Queen August 22, 2020

    Beyonce is flop. She is a has been. Her music now is horrible. Last good album she got was Beyonce in 2013. Lemonade was ok.

    • Yuh too fass August 22, 2020

      Finally someone talking the truth I couldn’t agree more

  14. Flop Queen August 22, 2020

    Dua Lipa is beating Beyonce on the charts lmfaooooooo

  15. What if Rihanna made a come back and FLOP August 22, 2020

    This woman is the biggest flop, overrated. The Nollywood is a flop. No one is checking for Beyonce.

  16. Pat August 22, 2020

    Her fans have 3 baby daddies or are finally trying to grow their first beard over 30. They moved on

  17. Balenciaga August 22, 2020

    Y’all really trying to make The Gift happen. It’s not. She will have to do another world tour to recoup all the money she lost.

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