Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Rise, Rise.....and Rise of Beyonce Knowles: Album Sales Cross 1 Million on iTunes

Blistering Beyonce leaves us breathless every time with each milestone she achieves. The Houston, Texas, United States born icon has come a long way from being the lead singer in the group Destiny's Child.

Her fifth studio album titled Beyonce has seen her make history as the first female artiste to see her first five albums debut at #1. The Halo Hit maker who dropped the album last Friday has already sold over a million units and tops the charts in over 100 countries.

The amazing thing about this story is that Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour is still on with a choked itinerary involving a lot of travelling and rehearsals but even through all that, she is able to be a mother, wife and role model. She also recorded the 14 track album and shot 17 videos! Phew! Talk about amazing.

Here's how the Huffington Post is reporting Beyonce's latest achievemnts.

The good news keeps coming for Mrs. Carter: Apple and Columbia Records tell The Huffington Post  that Beyonce's self-titled album has sold over 1 million copies in the worldwide iTunes store.

The millionth sale came around 11:15 am PST (20:15 pm Local time) on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the matter told HuffPost.

"Beyonce," released as a surprise shot as Thursday ticked away into Friday of last week, became the fastest selling album to ever hit iTunes. The singer's fifth solo album moved 828,773 copies over the course of its first weekend. The LP remains an iTunes exclusive , though physical copies are expected to be in stores by Christmas.

The 14 track "visual album" came with videos for every single song, a stunning expanse of material that was recorded in large part while Beyonce was touring the globe as part of her Mrs. Carter World Tour. The mammoth effort was kept under wraps, and news of its release spread across social media like wildfire, providing extremely efficient and organic marketing for the label.

"Beyonce" which comes with 17 videos is currently only available as a $15.99 package. Songs are not available for individual purchase until Dec. 20. In the time since its release, the album has spawned vigorous debates about feminism, consumerism, parenthood and sexual representation, as bloggers and twitter users write and pick apart a myriad of thought-pieces on Beyonce's music and messaging.

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has yet to certify the album platinum, though that's expected to happen soon.

1 comment:

  1. Whoopwhoop! Too sexy to behold!!!! I love how Beyonce's pictures are scattered all over the story above. This is what you call talent meets preparation!!! Mother, Wife, and a Superb Super Star...all rolled into one being! Hian!!!