Beyoncé Outsold Kanye’s Total ‘Yeezus’ Sales In Three Days
Kanye West’s Yeezus may be getting its critical due, topping many publications’ year-end lists, but sales-wise it hasn’t quite risen to the top. Yeezus sits at No. 25 on the year-end sales list.
After debuting at No. 1 after it arrived June 18 with 327,000 sold, Yeezus‘ sales were eclipsed by J. Cole’s Born Sinner in week two, falling 80 percent. To date, it has shifted 607,000 copies, according to Billboard, less than what Beyoncé’s self-titled effort sold in three days after she released it by surprise early Friday morning. Beyoncé shifted 617,000 units between Friday and Sunday, the end of SoundScan’s tracking week, enough to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Justin Timberlake’s first 20/20 Experience is the highest-seller of the year with 2.4 million sold, while Eminem placed second with 1.5 million for the Marshall Mathers LP 2, good enough for platinum status. Em snagged the highest debut week for a hip-hop album this year with 792,000, while Drake followed that with 658,000 for Nothing Was The Same. The full list hasn’t yet come out, but there are a few more details over at Billboard.