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When Nielsen SoundScan releases the official first-week sales for Beyonce’s surprise album Beyonce, she will likely take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and she’s expected to sell anywhere between 550,000 and 600,000 copies.
These numbers crush the competition despite only being three full days of official sales data. She dropped the album on Friday, so they only include Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
According to Billboard, Beyonce, which boasts songs “Blow” and her Jay Z collaboration “Drunk in Love,” will most likely take the top spot in sales for the year. The surprise album will beat out all other female artists, such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus.
The album, available exclusively on iTunes and only sold in its entirety (no singles), sold 430,000 up until Friday night, and 120,000 copies on Saturday.
If she lands atop the Billboard 200 chart, it will be her fifth consecutive album to do so and mean all of her solo albums have been able to achieve the feat.