Beyonce has already made waves with the under-the-radar way she released her new, new self-titled album. Now she's made history, as Beyonce debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 828,773 copies worldwide.
What makes it historic? According to Billboard, the feat makes Beyonce the first woman to debut at number one with her first five solo studio albums. They include 2003's Dangerously in Love, 2006's B'Day, 2008's I Am... Sasha Fierce, and 2011's 4.
The only other acts that have achieved five consecutive chart-toppers are DMX and folk group the Kingston Trio. DMX is also the only act, other than Beyonce, to debut at #1 with his first five studio efforts.
As previously reported, Beyonce -- which was released five days ago without any promotion -- also enjoyed the biggest sales week for a woman this year, and the year's fourth-biggest sales week overall. Ahead of the album are Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, with 968,000 copies; Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which bowed with 792,000 albums sold; and Drake's Nothing Was the Same, which moved 658,000 units.
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