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Beyonce's surprise album shatters iTunes sales records!

 
Beyonce's surprise album shatters iTunes sales records!
Posted Tuesday, December 17th 2013 @ 6am

The sales of that new Beyoncé album that came out last Friday has already broken an iTunes record or two. The singer’s self-titled “visual album” was available exclusively on iTunes and sold a ridiculous 828,773 copies in just three days, making it the music platform’s fastest selling album ever.

Target has released a statement revealing they won’t be carrying Beyonce’s new album on their shelves because she opted to release her mega-hit album exclusively online first. Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski told Billboard "At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections. We have appreciated partnering with Beyonce in the past but we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats."

Kelly Rowland is engaged and has finally confirmed that she's planning to marry her manager/fiance Tim Witherspoon. Rowland admitted in an interview airing tomorrow on The Queen Latifah Show that he proposed over Skype while she was in Bulgaria and he put a ring on it! Watch her break the news here!

 

Amazon.com, the online retailer has just has tabulated its all-time sales figures, and female pop stars dominate the lists of the music that has sold the most copies. The best-selling CD of all time on Amazon is Adele's 21, followed by Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream, and the soundtrack of the musical Wicked.  The best-selling digital album of all time on the site, is Lady Gaga's Born This Way. Amazon's best-selling digital song of all time is Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," followed by Gotye's "Somebody that I Used to Know," and "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monae.

Justin Timberlake gave two fans a concert they'll remember at the Louisville, Kentucky stop of his 20/20 Experience Tour on Sunday. When a fan named Josh reached out to Timberlake's people in November asking to propose to his girlfriend Kim at the concert, Justin obliged. Timberlake stopped his show after performing "That Girl" and brought Josh and Kim onstage. See the video here!

 

Rihanna has moved into her $39,000-a-month Manhattan duplex penthouse — and is turning 3 of its 4 bedrooms into walk-in closets since she has so many clothes. Rihanna moved into her Lafayette Street loft and the pad on the 11th and 12th floors boasts a wraparound terrace with World Trade Center views.

Speaking of Rihanna, Khloé Kardashian is not dating her ex - Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Hours before Kardashian filed for divorce Friday morning, she was spotted hitting a private gym in Beverly Hillswith Kemp. Sources say "They are just friends and have been for a long time. Khloé is absolutely heartbroken right now over Lamar and dating someone is the last thing she's thinking about."

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