Beyoncé Remains No. 1, Lloyd Debuts in Top 10 on Albums Chart

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Beyoncé is sitting pretty on top of the albums chart once more. The pop superstar’s latest album 4 holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week.

B’s fourth solo offering, featuring the singles “Run the World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had,” sold 115,000 copies in its second week in stores, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is down 63% from opening week sales of 310,000. The album debuted at No. 1 worldwide upon its release late last month.

Lloyd scores the highest debut of the week on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, moving 26,000 units of his fourth LP King of Hearts. The Zone 4/Interscope release, which features André 3000, R. Kelly, and Keri Hilson, marks his third top 10 set following 2008’s Lessons in Love, which opened at No. 7 with 51,000.

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32 Comments

  1. Beystanbish

    Get it Bey!!!!!!!!

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  2. Mya

    Congrats Beyonce! #1 in US and UK 2 weeks in a Row!

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  3. listen

    26,000 gets you in the top 10 in 2011! whew. the industry is in free fall. maybe they should consider the quality of the music/artists they are pushing into the marketplace.

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    Janelle Reply:

    @listen, What artist depends on album sales? It’s all about touring and endorsements! Think about it, Bey doesn’t give a damn – Remember most of her album profit is off to her label.

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    meme Reply:

    @Janelle, umm artist do depends on album sales to keep their damn contract. sure they make the bulk of the cash doin things outside of sales but if they are costin the label more money to produce than wit they are actually making then its not prohitable to keep them.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    Lmao ,, Bey will be signed for LIFE even if she flops . Which will never happen .

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    Humm Reply:

    @listen, True! Ciara sold 37,000 copies and her album debuted at number 44! I thought Lloyd would not be in the Top 10 with his 26,000 copies…

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  4. Will

    Lloyd could have sold atleast 75-100,000 if he dropped a video for “Be The One” before the album dropped and promoted a lot better. Interscope didnt do there job to push the album.

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  5. youdontneedtoknow

    LLYOD #BIGFAIL

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  6. junior

    um Will dont blame the label! the Alum Sucked thats why it didnt sell! he did majoy promotion was on all the chaneels but there nothing about loyd that stand out nothing uniqe about him from music t hair cut hahahah > If you want your album to sell make good music PERIOD! STop blaming the label!

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  7. Real Issh

    Congrats Bey ! :D

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  8. Triniti

    Congratulations, Beyonce’! Detractors claimed the album was wack, but they clearly don’t know REAL MUSIC!

    As for Lloyd…I expected no more. Dedicate that to your ex, Mr. Polite!

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Triniti, i thought beyonce’s 4 album was bad at first because there was only 3 dance songs on it, but once i listen to it i actually really loved it. I still wish that there were more dance tracks but im glad that it went to #1 because she deserved it, but i hoped that it would of sold more, people need to start buying albums and stop bootlegging it off the internet because that is why albums sales have decreased so drastically. Oh and Lloyd i really don’t like his music because nothing stands out to me. i didn’t even know he had released an album.

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    LO Reply:

    @isabella!, That’s why people saying the album is stupid because they wanna hear party/dances tracks. But with the bootlegging thing people do need to stop, cause that’s why our artist are barely doing good things.

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    meme Reply:

    @Triniti, umm just becuz the album sell well doesnt mean the is good. beyonce, akeys and mary gonna sell high in their first week even if they just breathe on the whole album so ur point isnt valid, the album is still wack. but i must say it is growin on me. i just wish it had a little more variety.

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    Triniti Reply:

    @meme, So, on one account, you say “the album is wack” and on another, you say “it is growing on me.” Get the hell out of here, and address me when Rihanna learns how to sing live. Which will be…umm, never. Once again, you detractors don’t know REAL MUSIC.

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  9. caribean boy

    LLoyd stop aking albums to fail like this

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  10. LOL

    Ciara’s album did better and she didnt even promote it. So Lloyd is in big trouble but at least his singles have been doing alright. As far as beyonce’s album, she had no competition but she’s not even in the top 10 on itunes. Expect her to fall MAJORLY next week. Thats almost 200,000 copies less thats nothing to be boasting about, she aint even went gold yet.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @LOL, She’s back on iTunes now .. & She sold over 1 million WW so who cares about USA sells ? & you have to add her digital sells to her composite . GOLD .

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    Teyah Reply:

    @LOL, Its going Gold next week. And if your a Ciara stan, you are in no position to say “expect her to fall MAJORLY next week”, because Ciara flopped MAJORLY with 2 albums! LOL

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  11. WonderLand19

    This isn’t good news for Lloyd. Album sales do matter because it decides whether you make another album or get dropped. His album was actually good however, their wasn’t any buzz around him.People didn’t care enough to go and buy. He needs to reconnect with his fans and create a buzz because he is actually a really good singer.
    I hope he continues to promote the album and quickens on to what went wrong so that he can fix it.
    P.S. Album matter because they give you a value in the industry. Without album sales, you wont get indosements/area tours/tv appearances/magazine covered. This is where the money is. Look at the format with Beyonce and Rihanna.
    At the end of the day, its a business.

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  12. Kyle

    I was actually expecting Beyonce to sell less than 100K in her second week considering 2nd week sales usally drop significantly, so more power to her. I love the album and she deserves it.

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  13. mal

    Snatch it Bey lol

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  14. Teyah

    She’s snatching wigs alright! Beyonce was right when she said Girls Run The World!!!

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  15. carl

    COME ON BEY! KILL IT!!

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  16. rockwitu

    Still not gold. LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO She ain’t snatching nothing but crumbs. LOL!!!!!

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    Teyah Reply:

    @rockwitu, Its going Gold next week idiot :P 2 weeks at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. Can your fav do that?

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    Humm Reply:

    @rockwitu, Why do you take the time to care about her album to be certified gold?! It will be certified gold the next week!

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  17. LOVE?

    but of coarse

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  18. Chris

    Well that’s too bad because I thought Lloyd had one of the best albums of the year so far, a damn shame. Lucky I’m smart enough to know that sales do not equal quality. A lot of these #1 albums are wack so who are they trying to kid? The question is will you pay for garbage just because a million others did?

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  19. MusicKING12

    In my opinion Lloyd’s album was pretty good, but the promotion wasn’t right. 26’000!!?? smh

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  20. daen

    i dont get how you can compare beyonce and ciara ..simply put beyonce is out of ciara`s league..beyonce is up there

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