Saturday, April 20, 2024

Beyonce Album: 1 Million Sales Despite Amazon, Target Boycotts

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Beyonce gets the best Christmas gift of all: 1 million sales of her surprise “Beyonce” “visual” album through the end of this week. Hitsdailydouble says she’s sold 375,000 copies this week including 100,000 physical CDs. This, despite Amazon and Target refusing to sell the physical CD because they’re mad the original digital version was exclusive to iTunes.

Amazon.com isn’t totally stupid, though. You can download the album via their system. But why would you, at the same price as iTunes, with no add ons? Amazon should have pushed the physical CD. I think they screwed that up. People come to Amazon for the actual CDs, not the downloads. Anyway. Jeff Bezos didn’t ask me, and he has 90 zillion dollars.

Meanwhile, the Beyonce album has already spawned its first hit single, “Drunk in Love,” with guess who? Jay Z.

 

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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