Beyoncé Breaks iTunes Record With New Album

Beyoncé‘s self-titled new album has broken an iTunes record, after becoming the fastest-selling LP ever across the globe.

At time of press, Queen B’s fifth studio album – which she unexpectedly released last Friday (December 13) – has managed to shift a huge 828, 773 copies in just three days.

Most of Bey’s impressive sales came from her native America, where she broke the US first-week album sales record with 617, 213 copies sold.

In the UK, she entered the album chart at No.5, clocking up 68,000 copies sold in 48 hours.

Apple – who run the iTunes store – have since confirmed that the former Destiny’s Child star has broken the previous first-week sales record set by Justin Timberlake with The 20/20 Experience, which shifted 580,000 copies in March.

Beyoncé is currently at No.1 on the iTunes chart in 104 countries.

The 32-year old previously said that her album, which came complete with 14 new tracks and 17 videos was inspired by her memories of Michael Jackson.

Bey explained: “I miss that immersive experience. Now people only listen to a few seconds of a song on their iPods and they don’t really invest in the whole experience.”

The likes of her hubby Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and daughter Blue Ivy all feature on the record.

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