What to Read Next

Beyonce's New Album Outsells Predecessor '4'... Ironically In Just Four Weeks

8 January 2014

Just when you thought Beyonce couldn't get any bigger, the global superstar and musical Goddess just goes and tops even her best efforts as her new album simply titled 'Beyonce' stomps all over her previous effort '4', outselling the chart topping LP over in the States ironically in just four weeks.

The self-titled LP, which dropped without any prior announcement accompanied with a staggering 17 music videos, has topped charts all over the world - becoming the fastest selling album ever on iTunes after it was exclusively released via the store last December.


Beyonce's New Album Outsells Predecessor '4'... Ironically In Just Four Weeks
Beyonce's New Album Outsells Predecessor '4'... Ironically In Just Four Weeks

'Beyonce' outsells previous album '4' in just four weeks (Supplied by WENN)

And despite remaining at the top of the Billboard Top 200 for a fourth consecutive week, her sales just keep on soaring, overtaking her previous album's sales despite the former collection being released almost three years ago!

Last week 'Beyonce' shifted a further 130,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan bringing its total to a whopping 1.43 million in the US alone, while '4' has sold 1.39 million since its release on June 28, 2011.

Selling 310,000 in it's debut week, '4' became Beyonce's fourth consecutive number one album over in America and as impressive as that sounds, that's nothing compared to the 617,000 downloads her latest offering sold in it's first three days, despite being only made available exclusively on iTunes and with absolutely no promotion whatsoever.

'Beyonce' has become the singer's most career defining album to date being met with enormous praise from both fans and critics alike. Explaining her decision to avoid releasing her album via the usual promotional format she recently revealed: "I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it (before). I'm bored with that.

"I feel like I'm able to speak directly to my fans. There's so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans.

"I felt like I didn't want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and (for it to be) from me to my fans."

Beyonce Surprises Fans On Supermarket Trip As She Buys Her Own New Album (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnant With Royal Baby Number Two?
Kelly Brook's Bottom Beats Kim Kardashian And Kate Middleton In New Body Survey
Could An Oasis Reunion Be On The Cards? Liam And Noel Gallagher Finally End Ongoing Feud

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Earn 40,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Apply for Your Card Today.

Get vitamins here. Change lives everywhere.

For kids like Rosemary, proper nutrition makes a big difference. See how you can help kids everywhere just by buying your vitamins at Walgreens.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan option, but there's another plan you should consider.

Toddler tantrum email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track for advice on how to handle different situations that may arise with your little one.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Time is Running Out

Just 9 days remain to enter for a shot at $5,000 A Week “Forever.”

Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

You can save $7,500 in tuition when you start classes Feb 29. Request information today!

The Force is Strong With This Soup

Find Darth Vader and all your favorite Star Wars characters on Campbell's soup cans in a store near you!

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Dealing With Pregnancy is Hard Enough. Getting Heartburn While Pregnant is a Pain. Learn What Causes Heartburn During Pregnancy.