May 02, 2016

Beyonce blasts onto the chart at No. 10 with “Formation.” The song, from her album Lemonade, which roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, is her 16th solo Hot 100 top 10 and first since “Drunk in Love,” featuring Jay Z, which reached No. 2 in February 2014. (Beyonce has also notched 10 top 10s as part of Destiny’s Child.)

“Formation” bows with roughly two-thirds of its Hot 100 points from sales, as it starts at No. 3 on Digital Songs with 174,000 sold, having gone on sale April 25. It also enters Streaming Songs at No. 43 (6.5 million) with almost all its streaming points from Tidal, which holds exclusive streaming rights to Lemonade. (A nominal portion of streaming points is from user-generated clips featuring the song’s official audio.)

“Formation,” which also re-enters Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at a new high of No. 6, had bubbled under the Hot 100 and rose to No. 33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in March, driven by airplay, when it was not available for purchase (and Tidal did not report the song’s streaming totals to Nielsen; none of its streams prior to April 23 were reported by Tidal to Nielsen). The track first made waves in early February, as Beyonce performed it live during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (Feb. 7).

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May 02, 2016

Almost 500k in 4 days, not to bad at all.

Beyonce’s Lemonade album charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the superstar her sixth chart-topper. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen Music. Pure album sales comprised 485,000 of that sum. – Source

May 02, 2016

What more appropriate way to welcome the storm known as Beyonce than with rumbles of thunder so severe it rattled rib cages and caused skin vibrations?

On the third date of her three-month long “Formation World Tour,” the Queen Bey made an Atlanta entrance befitting her status as R&B royalty, marching onto the stage with her black-hat-clad posse in “Formation” and immediately hitting the gyration button.

“I know I’m gonna have a good ol’ time tonight,” she told the sold-out Georgia Dome crowd that included nearly every significant Atlanta hip-hop star – T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross (some of whom performed during DJ Khaled’s opening set) – as well as heavyweights Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Diddy.

While the two-hour show wasn’t flawless from an audio standpoint – “Bow Down” and “Run the World (Girls)” were flooded with so much bass, it didn’t matter how many times Beyonce galloped in place, teasingly edged toward the front of the stage or blinked prettily under glitter-shadowed eyes, they were painful to endure – she has designed a production that manages to be simultaneously sleek and gargantuan.
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April 30, 2016

Beyoncé ‘Lemonade’ – With her surprise sixth studio album, Beyoncé picks up her second #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Released on Monday (25 Apr), Lemonade is the follow-up to Beyoncé (#1 Jan. ‘14) and features appearances by Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and more. Like its predecessor, there’s a visual album version of Lemonade. It was first broadcast on HBO in the US on 23 Apr. The album’s lead single, ‘Formation’, has debuted at #24 on this week’s Singles Chart. – ARIA

April 30, 2016

US numbers are looking real strong! Digitally Beyonce sold 500k copies, but if you add the streaming of her tracks, it brings the total to 700k. That is a very solid number for the first week!

Beyonce’s Lemonade will loom large on the next Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters now suggest the set could debut at No. 1 on the May 14-dated list with more than 500,000 copies sold and more than 700,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 28. (On April 27, sources said Lemonade was on track to sell possibly 450,000, with its equivalent unit total at 550,000 or more.) – Billboard

April 30, 2016

Congrats are in order, Beyonce is the No. 1 album in the UK

But Lemonade overtook The Very Best Of Prince (Warner Bros.) with opening sales of 73,000, including 10,000 equivalent sales via streaming — 14 percent of its total. That’s the biggest percentage since streaming data became part of chart methodology last year. It’s Beyoncé’s third U.K. No. 1 album.

No fewer than six tracks from Lemonade became top 40 hits, with “Hold Up” leading the way at No. 17, then “Formation” (No. 31), “Sorry” (No. 33), “6 Inch” (35), “Don’t Hurt Yourself” (36) and “Freedom” (40). – Billboard

April 30, 2016

The tour touched down in Tampa, FL. From what we are hearing, she added 1+1 to the setlist. I love when artists do this, it keeps the show interesting, showing up to a concert, you never know what you are going to get. Check out the photos in the gallery by clicking below.

The Beyonce World