Beyoncé's eponymous album is currently projected to top the Billboard charts after its first week of sales. It is believed that the new album sold 80,000 copies within three hours of being made available on iTunes at midnight. The album, which was packaged with 14 songs and 17 videos, has received a lot of viral attention online due to its abrupt release and the lack of prior promo. The current projected number one album, Garth Brooks' Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influence is projected to sell somewhere between 150,000-160,000 units in its first week.

It is worth noting that Beyoncé's last album, 4, sold 310,000 copies in its first week after coming out June 28, 2011. This was after a traditional album roll out, although the album leaked three weeks before the release date.

[via Billboard]

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