Beyoncé’s iTunes-exclusive album sets store record with over 800,000 units sold in 3 days

Beyoncé just set the record for the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes store.  The album, released to the surprise of many at midnight on Friday, sold a record 828,773 units, Apple announced on Monday. The release also set a record for first week album sales in the US and hit the top spot in 104 countries.

The self-titled, BEYONCÉ, is the fifth solo studio album from Beyoncé, which was made available exclusively worldwide on the iTunes Store on December 13 by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The self-titled set is the artist’s first visual album. BEYONCÉ is infused with 14 new songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative videos shot around the world from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album’s release. The album represents Beyoncé’s biggest sales week ever.