'Beyonce' Already No. 24 Biggest-Selling Album of 2013

Beyonce performs on stage during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA 

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After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album is the No. 24 biggest-selling album of 2013 in the U.S.

With 617,000 sold through Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Beyonce" is sandwiched between Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (No. 23 with 633,000) and Kanye West's "Yeezus" (No. 25 with 607,000).

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The year's top selling album remains Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience," with 2.4 million. It's the only album to move more than two million copies this year. It's unlikely "20/20" will lose the No. 1 throne between now and the end of the calendar year, as its so far ahead of the No. 2 title (Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," with 1.5 million).

A total of 10 albums have shifted at least a million copies in 2013.

There are two more sales weeks left this year: the weeks ending Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. The top selling albums of 2013 will be unveiled on Jan. 2.

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