Alright, that maybe isn’t so much a surprise as it is just something people have been tracking all week, and Billboard has just chosen to make official today – but yeah, Beyoncé, Beyoncé self-titled fifth studio album, sold 617, 000 in the U.S., giving her the biggest sales week for a woman in music in 2013.
If you haven’t listened to the album yet (ha-ha), check out the Terry Richardson-directed video for the song “XO.” Probably the biggest highlight from the record for me. I’m not the biggest drinker of the Bey Kool-Aid, but it really is a beautiful song. But, I mean, if Beyoncé makes a record with a song as bad as “Drunk in Love” (I’m sorry, but why even make a song with JAY Z again when you know it won’t ever be as good as “Crazy in Love“?), you have to have something this good to even it out. It’s just pop math. 1+1, and such. Watch, below.