Beyoncé The Album Sold Over 80,000 Copies In Three Hours

Beyoncé released her new self-titled visual album on Thursday night when most of her fans were sleeping.

The album is available exclusively on iTunes for $15.99. According to reports, the album sold a whopping 80,000 units in just three hours after it was released.

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The album was released abruptly with no warning and no promotion, but has been gaining a lot of traction in the media and on social media.

It is still too early to predict the first week sales for the album, but with 80,000 units in just three hours you can bet it could be a contender for highest first week sales so far this year.