Beyonce Breaks Billboard Chart Record As New Album Reaches Number One

18 December 2013, 09:30

Beyonce on stage

The 'Drunk In Love' star has become the first woman to reach number one with her first five albums.

Beyonce has broken a new record in the US after scoring a new number one on the US Billboard Top 200 chart with her latest release 'Beyonce'.

The 'XO' star released her album without any announcement or promotion on Friday (13th December) last week, surprising the world and going on to massive sales success worldwide on iTunes, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in just three days.

Beyonce has now reached another milestone after becoming the first woman to reach number one on the Billboard album chart with her first five records.

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Back in 2003 Beyonce hit number one as a solo artist for the first time with her debut 'Dangerously In Love', hitting the top spot again in 2006 for 'B'Day', and then again in 2008 for 'I Am… Sasha Fierce'.

2011's '4' also reached number one, and 'Beyonce' has now made it to number one after selling an estimated 617,000 copies up until Sunday this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Beyonce has also extended her 'The Mrs. Carter Show' 2014 UK tour this week after tickets sold-out immediately.