News: Music: Beyonce sells 80,000 copies of secret album in three hours.



Beyonce is on course to take the Number One slot in the US Billboard chart with her fifth, self-titled LP.

Billboard reports that the album, which is currently only available via iTunes as a ‘visual album’, sold 80,000 copies Stateside in the three hours after its release. They add that the release looks likely to take the Number One position in the Billboard 200 when the new chart is revealed on December 18. No details of a CD release, or information of its availability through other digital retailers, have been released.

Beyonce released her new, self-titled album online overnight (December 13). The US singer was not expected to release a follow up to her last album, ‘4’, until 2014, but surprised fans by releasing the ‘visual album’ exclusively on iTunes. The album features 14 tracks and 17 videos, all of which are available immediately in order to prevent leaks. Guests on the album…

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