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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