Sorry, Kanye West, but everything is not Pusha T. Last night, Beyonce stunted on the human race by dropping a new album with zero promo and was still able to push units like no other.
According to Billboard, King Bey reportedly sold 80,000 copies of her new album in three hours.
In just a three-hour sales window (closing at midnight Friday PT), "Beyonce" reportedly sold over 80,000 copies, according to industry sources. It's still too early to judge what the set will do over the full three days left in the sales tracking week (which ends Sunday night), but with prior projected leader, "Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences" by Garth Brooks, estimated to shift 150,000-160,000 units, Beyonce is already halfway to that sum. And in the time it would take someone to fly from New York to Miami.
The album release was so heavily guarded, that reportedly only a dozen or so members of her Sony Records family were even aware of the set being pushed to iTunes yesterday evening.
Beyonce's latest project was the 2010 LP 4, which clocked in at 310,000 copies in its first week.