Beyoncé's New Album Already Platinum

Singer surpasses one million copies sold on iTunes in less than a week.

Posted: 12/19/2013 08:09 AM EST
Filed Under Music News, Beyoncé

It's official. Beyoncé has the best visual album of all time. The singer's self-titled release has sold more than one million copies worldwide, and in less than one week.

Bey surprised fans when she dropped the LP exclusively on iTunes last Thursday (Dec. 12) — literally. She announced the collection by posting a promotional video to her Instagram page with the caption, "Surprise!"

By Sunday, it moved over 800,000 units worldwide, becoming the fastest-selling iTunes release in history and rocking the No. 1 spot in 104 countries.

Beyoncé hit the million mark around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 19), reports the Huffington Post. And, thanks to the #NewRules that her husband helped to inspire, that means that she's already up for her Platinum plaque (a certification that previously took a month to verify).

Physical copies of the LP will be available starting Dec. 20.

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