Beyonce Surprise Album Sales Reports & Projections

posted December 13, 2013 11:35:00 AM CST | 41 comments

Beyonce Surprise Album Sales Reports & Projections

Beyonce's self-titled visual iTunes exclusive album sells more than 80,000 copies in 3 hours.

Beyonce's self-titled visual album iTunes exclusive, which was released today (December 13), has sold more than 80,000 copies in 3 hours, reports billboard.com

The iTunes video album exclusive is not set to be available until December 20. The project includes 14 selections and 14 accompanying videos with additional bonus content. For now, it is unclear when Beyonce is set to be available in other outlets, as per billboard.com.

Beyonce is projected to land at #1 in the week's top albums chart. Her project's selling of 80,000 copies has matched half of the projected sales figures for Garth Brooks' Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences in three hours. Brooks' disc was expected to be #1 with projections of 150,000-160,000 units sold, according to billboard.com, before the Beyonce surprise release. 

Beyonce's new album was a surprising release to all but a dozen or so members of Sony Records, according to billboard.com.

The singer's new project includes collaborations with Jay ZBlue Ivy, Drake, Frank Ocean and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, among others. 

Official sales figures are set to be announced Wednesday (December 18) in HipHopDX's weekly album sales report. 

HipHopDX reported the tracklist for Beyonce shortly after it was announced today. The tracklist, video previews and announcement clip can be found here.

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