It is now official.... iTunes announced that Beyonce's surprise album sold 828,773 copies worldwide in its first three days of release. That is 617,213 in the U.S. alone!
It is the fastest selling iTunes album ever! It gave Beyonce her best sales week and the #1 album on the "Billboard" chart. The official chart will be out tomorrow.
Beyonce also had the best sales week of any female artist this year. Katy Perry comes in a distant 2nd. "Prism" debuted with 286,000! The last female to do that was Taylor Swift whose album "Red" sold 1.2 million in November of last year. 
By the way.... Beyonce's new album is still only on iTunes, but on Friday you can get a hard copy in stores....except Target! A Target spokesperson says that they won't carry it because iTunes got the first crack at it!