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Let's all take a moment to bow down to Queen Bey.
In typical Beyoncé fashion, the pop icon opted to drop her fifth studio album in an unprecedented manner, skipping out on the months of promotion in which many artists often participate, and simply released her record exclusively on iTunes without dropping any hints of her album's stealth debut.
And it worked.
According to Billboard, which cites "industry sources," Beyoncé reportedly sold over 80,000 copies in just three hours after the closing sales window ended Friday at midnight PT.