Beyonce Scores Her Sixth Million-Selling Album in U.S. With 'Lemonade'
Beyonce’s Lemonade becomes the diva’s sixth million-selling album, as the set sold another 56,000 copies in the week ending June 2, according to Nielsen Music. That brings the set’s total sum to 1.051 million in the U.S.
All six of Beyonce’s solo studio albums have surpassed a million in sales, and all of them also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her biggest seller is her 2003 solo debut, Dangerously in Love, with 5 million sold. Beyonce’s total solo album sales stand at 17.2 million.
Lemonade was introduced on April 23 through its same-titled film, which was soundtrack by the album’s songs and premiered on HBO. The 12-song visual album was released by Parkwood/Columbia Records following the film’s debut, initially a Tidal exclusive. By April 25, the album -- which is bundled with the film -- went on sale through other digital retailers. A physical version of the set was issued on May 6.
Lemonade is 2016’s third-biggest-selling album and one of only two albums released in 2016 to sell at least one million copies. Drake’s Views, with 1.196 million sold, is the other. Adele’s 25 -- which was released in 2015 -- is 2016’s best-seller, with 1.334 million sold this year. (In total, 25 has sold 8.774 million.)