Beyonce Sells Over 430,000 Albums In One Day [+ Performs 'XO' For The First Time]
Sun, Dec 15 2013 by Necole Bitchie | Filed Under: Celebrities
Beyonce is definitely having the best year ever.
Even though a $50 million Pepsi deal, singing at the Presidential
Inauguration, performing at the Super Bowl and launching a world tour
that grossed over $105 million gives her major bragging rights, folks
still weren’t happy because she hadn’t released a new project. Now,
after dropping her album unexpectedly with no promotion and no
advertising, she’s on track to have the best sales week of her career.
According to Billboard, her self-titled disc sold over 430,000 units
through Itunes in just over a day, has already reached “gold” status and
is on track to sell over 600,000. This poses the question of whether or
not consumers are more likely to buy albums when singles aren’t leaked
in advance and when they have visuals to accompany the songs.
In other news, last night “Yonce” gave fans in Chicago a treat when
she decided to perform “XO” for the first time. [Could this be a new
single?] Before belting out the new track, she told the audience:
I’m gonna sing this song, it’s a brand new song and it
hasn’t even been out for 24 hours. I’m gonna sing it for y’all because
it was written for y’all but I can’t sing it alone. This is the first
time and I’ll never forget it.
Catch the performance below: