*“Bey, ‘B,’ Queen B, or any variation or form of the word Beyoncé.”
Is the retweet ringing around the webosphere!
R&B artist Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC, hastily retweeted a fans, “List of Trends & Popular Phrases That Should Stay In 2013.” And on that list, was a diss to Queen B.
Here is the tweet.
*Billboard is reporting that Beyonce’s new self-titled album was illegally downloaded 240,000 times in the first 10 days since its release, resulting in $3.8 million of lost revenue for the singer.
The record, which had a surprise Dec. 13 release on iTunes, also clocked up just under a million legitimate sales in the same time period, according to Billboard, putting the album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the two subsequent weeks.
*After only three days on sale, Beyonce’s new self-titled album – which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week – ranks at No. 24 on the list of biggest-selling albums of 2013 in the U.S.
With 617,000 sold through Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Beyonce” sits comfortably between Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (No. 23 with 633,000) and Kanye West’s “Yeezus” (No. 25 with 607,000).
*Who needs Target when you can sell over 820,000 albums in 3 days?
Not Queen Bey!
It’s official! Beyonce is the first woman to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with her first five studio albums, says Billboard.com.
“Beyonce” is succeeded by the chart-topping “4″ (2011), “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008), “B’Day” (2006), and “Dangerously In Love” (2003). All five albums also debuted at No. 1.
The icon covertly released the fifth solo album via iTunes at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 13 and is shattering records as the fastest selling album ever.