Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Album Debuts Within Top 5 In The UK
Featuring "Drunk In Love" and "Blow," the album soared straight to the top tier in the 48 hours leading up to the Official Chart's cut off for the week.
"After just 48 hours on sale, Beyonce’s new self-titled album debuts in the Official Albums Chart Top 5 during one of the busiest sales weeks of the year," reports The Official Charts Company. "Nearly 68,000 copies of Beyoncé the album were purchased in the UK during its first 48 hours on sale."
According to Official Charts Company Chief Executive Martin Talbot, the album's success is a great achievement.
"It is a great achievement by Beyoncé to make such an impact so quickly, after just two days sales - and especially with only the digital edition available," Talbot said Sunday. "Few (if any) albums have sold as many digital copies in such a short space of time."
In the US, "Beyonce" yields its first Billboard airplay chart hit, as "Drunk in Love," featuring Jay-Z, enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as the Greatest Gainer at No. 48 (3.4 million in audience across 46 reporters, according to Nielsen BDS).