Part of the fallout from Beyoncé’s secret album release is that she ruined other artists projected chart positions.
Take for instance country music titan Garth Brooks. He was projected to have the number one album on the Billboard chart with his box set Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences. But then Beyoncé goes and drops her fifth studio album without warning late Thursday night/early Friday morning, and the over 80,000 copies she sold in the first three hours puts her more than halfway there with Brooks’ projected 160,000.
With only three full days of sales, King Bey is still projected to top the December 18th Billboard Top 200 chart.
It’s like she gave the other artists dropping this week a head start, only to take her time and lap them on the race track anyway. Now how’s that for flexing your star power?