How does she do it? After releasing an unannounced album only 72 hours ago full of 17 complete music videos and 14 vibrant tracks, Beyonce still even finds time to rehearse new material and deliver more surprises for her already overwhelmed fans. Beyonce surprised Chicago on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stop Saturday night with the very first performance of her new song and rumored single “XO”. Check out the clip below as the excitement from the fans can be ultimately felt on the other side of the computer screen.
FACT: Beyonce has sold over a half million albums in less than 48 hrs, and may be eyeing the 1 million mark. This is already Bey’s highest first week numbers ever, and would be the expectant 5th consecutive number 1 album.
Hits Daily Double reports:
The Beyoncé sneak attack on iTunes has become the story of the industry and possibly a game-changing new strategy to sell records. The early release as an iTunes exclusive, with no tracks for sale and no Spotify to bastardize sales, the “visual album” has sold approximately 500k album downloads in its first 48 hours, with no end in sight and will easily debut #1. What was looking like a pretty dull Christmas release season has been hit by a bolt of lightning. The surprise release has been heralded by social media everywhere and covered by every major television news network. She has created her own publicity and the project reached its audience through word of mouth–the most powerful of all sales tools.