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Beyonce sets iTunes record with surprise album

Story by Jack Foley

THE surprise new album from Beyoncé has become the fastest-selling ever worldwide on the iTunes Store.

The self-titled fifth studio album BEYONCÉ was released without warning exclusively on iTunes on Friday, December 13, and sold 828,773 copies in just three days.

The “visual album” has also broken the US first-week album sales record with 617,213 copies sold and has gone to No.1 on the iTunes Store in 104 countries.

BEYONCÉ features collaborations with husband Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean, as well as a track with her daughter Blue Ivy, who celebrates her second birthday in January.

Each track on the LP comes with an accompanying music video, as well as three bonus clips.