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Beyonce's New Album Tops Billboard 200, R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Arrives at No. 4

December 19, 2013 (2:36 am) GMT
Selling 617,000 in its first three days, Beyonce's self-titled set beats R. Kelly, whose newest record opens at No. 4 with 133,000
Beyonce's New Album Tops Billboard 200, R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Arrives at No. 4

As it was previously reported, ' new self-titled album "" enters Billbord 200 at No. 1. Nielsen Soundscan reports that the 14-song and 17-music video set, which arrived unexpectedly on Friday, December 13, has sold 617,000 copies in its first week.

It marks the singer's fifth consecutive studio album to top the chart. It also gives Beyonce her biggest sales week, surpassing her 2006 album "" which opened with 541,000. "Beyonce" is currently available only on iTunes, while other retailers will receive the album's physical copy between December 18 and December 20.

The newest record by the former member immediately dethrones last week's No. 1, ' "Blame It All on My Roots". The country superstar's 6-CD and 2-DVD set falls to No. 2 with 172,000.

Staying at No. 3, 's "" sells additional 136,000. Another new entry on the top 10 this week is 's "", which arrives at No. 4 with 133,000. It's the highest charting album for the R&B singer since his "" debuted and peaked at No. 4 back in 2009.

's "" slips to No. 5 from last week's No. 2 after selling 123,000. The Robertsons' Christmas album, "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" dips to No. 6 with 108,000.

At No. 7, a.k.a. Childish Gambino scores his best sales week and highest charting album with "". Gambino's second album opens with 96,000, surpassing the sales of his first release, 2011's "" which debuted and peaked at No. 11 with 52,000.

's "" descends from No. 6 to No. 8 with 83,000, while 's "" spends another week at No. 9 with 59,000. Rounding out the top 10 is the soundtrack to animated movie by Disney, "". Rising from last week's No. 11, the album sells 56,000.

  1. "" - (617,000)
  2. "Blame It All on My Roots" - (172,000)
  3. "" - (136,000)
  4. "" - (133,000)
  5. "" - (123,000)
  6. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" - "" Cast (108,000)
  7. "" - a.k.a. Childish Gambino (96,000)
  8. "" - (83,000)
  9. "" - (59,000)
  10. "" Soundtrack - Various Artists (56,000)


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