Beyoncé’s surprise visual album, Beyoncé, has become the fastest album to sell 1 million downloads in US digital history — selling over 1 million copies in just 4 weeks.
This means that Bey’s album has already sold her previous effort, ‘4’.
According to Billboard:
“Beyonce” sold 130,000 copies in the week ending January 5, 2014, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That brings its cumulative sales sum up to 1.43 million — hopping over the total of “4,” which stands at 1.39 million.
The latter album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 310,000 in its first week. It then held at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 115,000. In its second and third weeks, it moved 72,000 and 53,000, respectively.
.@Beyonce this week becomes the fastest album to sell 1 million downloads in US digital history. It took just 4 weeks to hit that milestone.
— Chart News (@chartnews) January 8, 2014