Beyonce's New Album 'Boycotted' By Major Online Retailer?

22 December 2013

Amazon have reportedly joined US giant Target in boycotting the release of Beyonce's new album, and will not be stocking it.

The gigantic retail company are said to be peeved that Bey gave the exclusive for the record to iTunes, who sold it uninterrupted for a whole week. In that time, it shifted over a million copies worldwide.

The decision to do an iTunes exclusive is thought to have been a measure to prevent the element of surprise beig spoiled.

Beyonce's New Album 'Boycotted' By Major Online Retailer?
Beyonce's New Album 'Boycotted' By Major Online Retailer?

Beyonce in her visual album (WENN)

Now, according to Billboard, Amazon will not be stocking the physical CD edition of the 14-track record... however they will still make the digital version available.

If Amazon buyers really are keen to grab a copy they can hold in their hands, they can still pick one up via the site's third-party 'Marketplace' sellers.

Sources for the US site also claim that Amazon might be having a serious think about further reprisals against Sony Music Entertainmet and Columbia going forward, although reps from neither the label or the merchant returned a request for a comment.

Target also boycotted the release, although Beyonce herself was seen popping into a rival Walmart store to buy a copy of her work.

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