They don't call her "Queen Bey" for nothing.
The album that superstar Beyoncé dropped in the dead of night Friday has smashed iTunes records, Apple announced Monday. It is the online store's fastest-selling digital album, with more than 800,000 sold in just three days.
The album, titled "Beyoncé," also shattered the record for U.S. first-week album sales, the company said, and has scaled to No. 1 in 104 countries.
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The feat is considerable, given that Beyoncé released the album—her fifth solo—with no discernible press or marketing campaigns. And there were neither leaked tracks nor advance airplay. The new album's 828,773 downloads yielded more than $13 million in sales, and eclipsed the previous record holder: Justin Timberlake, whose "20/20 Experience" sold a comparatively paltry 586,000 downloads earlier in 2013.