We have the official numbers and it appears to be record breaking. iTunes has just released an official press release that Beyonce's self-entitled EP has just sold an unprecedented 828,773 albums in just its first three days. In case you haven't heard, the project was unexpectedly released overnight three days ago, and 24 hours after it dropped, records indicated that she sold 400k on her first day. Pretty amazing numbers in this day and age, check out the full press release below from iTunes.
Best First Week Album Sales & Number One in 104 Countries
CUPERTINO, California—December 16, 2013—Apple® today announced that BEYONCÉ has become the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store® worldwide with an unprecedented 828,773 albums sold in just its first three days. BEYONCÉ 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, BEYONCÉ, is the fifth solo studio album from Beyoncé, 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. BEYONCÉ 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 Beyoncé’s biggest sales week ever.