Could Beyonce close 2013 with the best selling debut for a female artist to her credit? Projections put Beyonce in line for not only a chart-topping debut next week, but first week sales far exceeding her last three albums "B'Day," "I Am… Sasha Fierce" and "4."
Released Thursday, "Beyonce" sold not only an estimated 80,000 copies in three hours, but another 350,000 on Friday (totaling 430k).
"With two more days left in the sales tracking week, the title could sell over 600,000 before the buzzer sounds," reports Billboard. "At 430,000, “Beyonce” is already set to become the biggest debuting album by a female artist since Taylor Swift sold an astounding 1.2 million copies of “Red” in the week corresponding to Billboard 200 chart dated Nov 10, 2012. And if predictions in the 600,000 range hold, the set would grant Beyonce the best debut week- and best sales week period- of her career."
Featuring songs (and videos for them) like "Drunk In Love," "Partition," "Blow," "Jealous," "Rocket" and "Blue," "Beyonce" contains a total of 14 tracks.
No date has been announced for a physical CD release. Nor has a date been announced for the efforts release to digital retailers beyond iTunes or streaming services such as Spotify.