Apple has announced that Beyonc√© has become the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store worldwide with 828 773 albums sold in just its first three days.
Beyonc√© also broke the US first week album sales record with 617 213 sold and proved to be a global success going to number one in 104 countries.
The self-titled, Beyonc√©, is the fifth solo studio album from Beyonc√©, which was made available exclusively worldwide on the iTunes Store on December 13 by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album. Beyonc√© is infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album’s release. The album represents Beyonc√©’s biggest sales week ever.
The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store and is available in 119 countries. The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.