Beyonce's Self-Titled Album Spends Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200


Beyonce's Self-Titled Album Spends Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200


The diva's fifth album stays at Billboard 200's top slot after selling 310,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Beyonce Knowles' self-titled album, "Beyonce", is spending its third week on Billboard 200 at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the record remains on the chart's top slot after selling 310,000 copies.

"Beyonce" is the first album to sit at No. 1 for three weeks since Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" did the same in April. With 617,000 and 374,000 copies sold in its first and second week respectively, Bey's fifth studio effort has become the first since 2009 to have more than 300,000 copies sold in each of its first three weeks.

The last artist to do so was Susan Boyle, whose "I Dreamed a Dream" sold 500,000 copies each week for five weeks then.

Going up from last week's No. 3 to this week's No. 2 is One Direction's "Midnight Memories". The British/Irish boyband's third album has sold 142,000 copies in its fifth week on the chart. At No. 3, Eminem's "MMLP2" rises from No. 5 with 122,000.

Jumping from No. 8 to No. 4, the soundrack of Disney's animated movie "Frozen (2013)" sells 106,000. Garth Brooks' newest box set, "Blame It All on My Roots", rounds out the top 5 with 90,000.

Katy Perry's "Prism" ascends to No. 6 with 99,000. Returning to the top 10 are Lorde's "Pure Heroine" (No. 7 with 78,000), Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" (No. 8 with 63,000) and Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" (No. 9 with 62,000). Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's Christmas set, "Wrapped in Red", plunges from No. 5 to No. 10 after selling 62,000.

  1. "Beyonce" - Beyonce Knowles (310,000)
  2. "Midnight Memories" - One Direction (142,000)
  3. "MMLP2" - Eminem (122,000)
  4. "Frozen (2013)" Soundtrack - Various Artists (106,000)
  5. "Blame It All on My Roots" - Garth Brooks (90,000)
  6. "Prism" - Katy Perry (99,000)
  7. "Pure Heroine" - Lorde (78,000)
  8. "Bangerz" - Miley Cyrus (63,000)
  9. "Night Visions" - Imagine Dragons (62,000)
  10. "Wrapped in Red" - Kelly Clarkson (62,000)


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