Beyoncé Ousted From No. 1 Spot by ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack

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Beyoncé’s reign at No. 1 has come to an end. After spending three weeks atop the charts, Queen Bey has been removed from her throne.

Her self-titled album sold 130,000 copies in its fourth week and opens the year at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard).

The album has sold 1.43 million copies to date in the U.S. It has now surpassed total sales of her previous album 4, which was released in 2011 and has sold 1.39 million.

BEYONCÉ was dethroned by the soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen, which moves into the No. 1 spot with 165,000 copies.

Elsewhere, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sits at No. 3 (55,000), Katy Perry’s PRISM climbs 5-4 (51,000), and Lorde’s Pure Heroine jumps 7-5 (46,000).



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73 Comments

  1. Critic

    Double platinum soon. Sell that album, Bey!

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    rihanna25 Reply:

    @Critic, thank God she finally ran out of money to spend buying her own mess

    Cigars on ice??? What the hell does that have to do with lovemaking? Unless JZ got so desperate he filled them up with ecstasy to get her cold azz moving

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @rihanna25, you make no sense.
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    Holly-weird Reply:

    @rihanna25, I AGREE. JAYZ BOUGHT ALL THOSES COPIES.

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    Jay Scorpio Navy General Reply:

    @Critic, Its OFFICIAL… 4CLOSURE was a FLOP! and that album will not see 2x platinum figures period!

    Good effort but every single if flopping and the sales will fade further next week

    #WatchAndSee

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio Navy General, she still has outsold your commander and in only 3 weeks has set a new standard so I don’t see what you are so happy about. This album will go double platinum regardless…..it’s just slowed down a little.:-) How many weeks has Rihanna’s album stayed number one, oh wait she only has one US number one album compared to all FIVE of Beyoncé’s number one albums and it was only number one for one week and sold a fraction of what BEYONCÉ sold in one day. Parade rest my dear, it ain’t over yet.
    /-)

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    Some1LikeYou Reply:

    @King Fierce, Adele is working on her new album. I believe it is over. kiii

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Some1LikeYou, I’ll believe it when I see it…seeing BEYONCÉ beat Adele’s first week sales also.
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  2. Zave

    Not the queen being outsold by a animated movie soundtrack lmmfao! Oh Bey.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @Zave, child bye! it’s a soundtrack for the #1 movie in the country and it barely outsold her in her FOURTH week! amazing album w/ a solid performance and she still shitted on every other chick in the game … 3 day sales at 450K which is better than these chicks’ 7 day totals. she is still the first female w/ all 5 of her albums to debut at #1, first female to have the #1 AND #2 albums upon debuting, first female to be #1 in 105 countries simultaneously and now the best selling album by a female … so she is now THE BAR TO WHICH ALL OTHERS WILL HAVE TO MEASURE UP TO!

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    Zave Reply:

    @karamelkisses, ok and your point is? She still got some more records to break if she wanna catch up to Rihanna so all these accolades you mention have as much worth as Ciara on the Hot 100

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Zave, Child please. It’s Rihanna that needs to catch up to Beyonce. Mrs. Carter has made history with this album in just 3 weeks and frankly it’s the tip of what she has accomplished in her 17 year career. Obviously, it wasn’t going to keep selling 300,000 copies a week and as stated before Frozen barely took the spot. All Rihanna has is number one singles, Beyonce has accomplished, and will continue too, waaaaay more than that.
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    Zave Reply:

    @King Fierce, AND?? Rihanna has more than NUMBER one records! That’s just ONE of the many records she holds! Your queen has no morals the hive always trying gang up on navy members lmao! Please find a empty seat. Y’all finally get some numbers and don’t know how to act lmao. SHE IS NOT GOD. She is a pretty girl that back stabbed her WAY TO THE TOP

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Zave, what else does Rihanna have? Beyoncé has more number one albums, more Grammy’s, more awards, more successful tours, and has sold more albums. A Rihanna fan saying somebody else has no morals, Rihanna has slept every male in the game, walks around smoking weed, she shades other females in the game, and couldn’t spell morals if she deep throated a dictionary. NONE of her albums have sold as much as BEYONCÉ and even her best album couldn’t outsell Beyoncé’s worst commercial album 4 so who really runs it?! I never said Beyoncé was God, she is no more God than Rihanna is the most successful chick in the game. About that empty seat, I was reserving it for you…your welcome!
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    JHP Reply:

    @Zave, What does having the most #1 singles mean? Flo Rida has more #1 Hot 100 singles than Jay-Z, does that make him a more successful rapper? lol. Beyonce’s album has sold more in a month than what Rihanna’s last album has sold in over an entire year. I’d say album sales are a little more important than #1 singles.

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    Zave Reply:

    @JHP, like I told the other basic bxtch above you. RIHANNA HAS MORE THAN NUMBER ONE RECORDS. Do your research don’t let these first week sales get to y’all head Adele will grind Beyoncé into dust and please believe Rihanna’s return will do the same. Seeth in your hatred for people who can go toe to teo with Beyoncé

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    john Reply:

    @karamelkisses, How many albums did the great Barbara Streisand, Celine Dionne, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston sell since u know so much?

    Prove to us that you’re not a paid Beyonce troll and get us those stats.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @john, how about you go figure out how many number one albums and Grammies do these ladies have compared to Mrs. Carter? Don’t worry I’ll wait until Lady FlopA is done sitting on your face.
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  3. 10078

    Shade. Since when did rap-up post about people moving #1 to #2?

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  4. What

    It’s no shade girl she sold 1.4 million in three weeks. Still has yet to physical promote it. She winning. Stop the antics.

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    Swaybeezy Reply:

    @What, what you mean no promotion?! Cuz I swear Walmart keep her commercial on rotation. And did you miss pt 1-5 of the documentary she forced down our throat via RAP-UP?? “Subtle” as it may be, it’s still promotion nonetheless. But good for her! Get that money Bey…Follow me at SWAYBEEZY!

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    what Reply:

    @Swaybeezy, I think he means that she didn’t physically perform anywhere(i am not the same “what” who wrote that)

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    What Reply:

    @what, Physically as in go on tv shows, do radio interviews, peformances… are you dumb?

    And LOL. I love yall rapup but when did they become promotion.. and her explaining her album is promotion.. are you serious?

    Like stop it.. she did no PROMO!

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @What, yes, but that promo was after the album came out. We are talking about typically music promo which starts months on advance.
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    King Fierce Reply:

    @King Fierce, that’s for @Swaybeezy
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  5. meeee

    still the queen

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  6. meme

    Queen

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    Andy Reply:

    @meme, expected shade from you. disappointed…

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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @meme, Meme you disappoint me. I was readying my missiles on you! lol

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Major Sushi, haha, I automatically flare up when I see her gravatar.
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  7. Shytazx

    Where’s Angel Haze

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    Future Reply:

    @Shytazx, who

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  8. wow

    This album alone is bodying entire music catalogs…Ciara/Kelly/Keri/

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    mumi Reply:

    @wow, cosign dat.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @wow, add Lady FlopA, Katty Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears the latter of which Im sure the whole world has forgotten has released an album.
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  9. King Fierce

    SHADE RapUp.com, you make it sound like she failed at something. Just when people on here were saying that this site isn’t biased.
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    randy Reply:

    @King Fierce, are you stupid? this is a sales article stating facts about sales figures. get real.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @randy, rapup.com has NEVER done an article on an album dropping from the number one spot especially to one dropping from a movie soundtrack, check you facts and take your own advice.
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    randy Reply:

    @King Fierce, hah! look above. now what? that’s what i thought.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @randy, I’ll give you that. Guess we will never have an article about Rihanna’s album dropping from number one because it has to go number one in the first place and something tells me she won’t be able to pull another UnaFLOPagetic on us again.
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  10. Old G

    I been drinking i been drinking

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Old G, haha!
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  11. joy

    The only decent song Beyonce ever did is 1+1 and she messed that up with this stupid lyric right here,

    “you have enough love for the both of us, so come on and make love to me”

    Who the hell says that when they’re in love? Who wants one sided love? What does that line say about her one sided loveless marriage? She is pitiful and worthy of pity.

    Surf board, surf board? What the hell does that mean?

    Drunk people will f8ck anything that moves. Being drunk and drinking has nothing to do with being in love.

    Her relationship is pitiful, just like her money grubbing life. Fame is all she has to live for. Her personal life sucks.

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    Some1LikeYou Reply:

    @joy, the beyhive are brainwashed zombies.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @joy, guess you don’t know what a metaphor is……
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    Major Sushi Reply:

    @joy, If you look at Nicki Minaj’s Nictionary… “Surfboard” is “Used to describe a washed up hating ass bitch”

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  12. BEDSTUYFLY

    WELL… NOW THATS SHE’S FINALLY OUT OF THE WAY. WHERES THE OTHER SINGERS? SMH I SWEAR BEYONCE IS AN AMAZING ARTIST, BUT EVERY DAMN TIME THIS HOE COME OUT WITH A PROJECT, ITS OVER KILL. THE ALBUM JUST CAME OUT AND IM TIRED OF HER ALREADY. SHE’S NOT RELATABLE, AND ALWAYS HAS THIS DIVA PERSONA THAT IS SO CORNY NOW. WHY CANT SHE JUST BE A ICON, DISAPPEAR FOR A FEW YEARS AND COME BACK. NOT TOUR FOR 50 MILLION YEARS, STILL TRYING TO PROVE SHES BETTER THAN RIHANNA. SMH GIRL GO FEED YA KIDS AND RELAX.

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    what Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, You sound stuipid!

    You’re talking about a person who hasn’t preformed on an award show in years. Has not done ANY talk show appearances, radio interviews etc.

    The only thing she’s done for the most part is tour. Her last album was release 3 years ago yet she’s over kill??

    The fact that you brung up Rihanna name is funny… for a person who has released an album for almost every year shehas been out.

    As side from her mini documentary explaining her album SHE has yet to say anything… it’s people like YOU who are talking about it.

    Like if you’re going to come for Bey please atleast have some logic behind it.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @what, “STUIPID?” STUPID*

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, the other singers are too mediocre and our bowing down. It’s Rihanna who is doing the most and needs to take a break, that will never happen because even she knows she will fall off if she does. Beyoncé doesn’t need to prove she is better than Rihanna, her success does it for her. Beyoncé is the true definition of a diva. She can feed her kids and slay the industry simultaneously, Rihanna mos def could never do that.
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  13. Jay Scorpio Navy General

    LMBAO removed from the Number ONE spot by a Soundtrack Album hahahahaha…. Yasssssssssssssss!!!!!!! this post just gave me life!

    That album aint hitting no 2x platinum in this decade so you BeeHive will have to try again

    Watch sales slip below 50K next week

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio Navy General, I’m holding in my laughter until it actually does go double platinum and is number one next week.
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    Andy Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio Navy General, its gonna be double platinum in this year, maybe in a few months. Remember my words.

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  14. poe

    finally.

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  15. barbie

    right!

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  16. NICKI MINAJ

    Rihanna fans are doing the absolute most right now. All the number one singles and broken records still don’t compare to the God-given TALENT that BEYONCE have.

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  17. BEYSTAN!!!

    all of u can sit aon ur dumb assholes and talk all u want. Beyonce is the only Queen in this. why does Rihanna release an album every year? the whole world is tired of her and dog life, sleeping with tom, dick and God knows who else.

    wen beyonce did ”4” she took a huge risk and she didn’t even promote the album as much as she did with her previous works.

    If Beyonce was as interested in number one singles like other artists she wud’ve done ”wrecking ball” a song that was written for her; atleast that’s wat the writer said. further more u wud never get beyonce singing ”I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed…” DWRL!!! LOL!!!

    17 Grammys and counting, keep up the good work B. We love u!!!

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  18. JD

    3 weeks atop the charts. 5th of 5 number one solo albums. Queen.

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  19. The Shady Truth

    LOL! Disney is more interesting i guest! LOL!

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    The Shady Truth Reply:

    @The Shady Truth, *guess!

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @The Shady Truth, no what’s more interesting are your spelling errors and flawed arguments.
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  20. Jessie J

    she thought she could end off 2013 with her reign, and begin 2014 with it? Lol bitch no

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Jessie J, prepare thy knees, Mrs. Carter’s reign hasn’t gone anywhere….it never left.
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  21. Shyt azz

    So no one knows how much Angel Haze did with Dirty Gold?… No shade

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  22. Major Sushi

    I love Beyonce and I love Disney… But… Disney taking Beyonce’s spot? XD that’s funny, actually XD

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  23. CurtisDonDeano

    Rihanna fans are funny. Bey fans give credit when its due.
    We fight with logic, awards, accolades, sometimes sales but MOSTLY talent.
    Rih fans fight with #1 singles.

    When you say Bey isn’t relatable that’s peculiar. Her music is relatable, it depends on the person…..but why would she have to be relatable?

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  24. King Fierce

    Check billboard, Beyoncé is snatching back the number one spot this week, but I doubt Rap.Up will do a story on it.
    #shade
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  25. Territc

    This is hilarious. All these Bey and RiRi fans fighting each other over Bey and Riri album sales. The only ones who should be worrying about album sales are the artists themselves. These fans just need to enjoy the music of their choice. These artists are laughing all the way to the bank whilst you all fight each other about something that has no impact on you at all.

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  26. so_over_her

    THE ALBUM SUCKS!!! that’s it and that’s all! I don’t care how many albums were sold. This is due to hype not because its any good. I am not made at her though for finding a gimmick to keep silly people giving her their money. SMH

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  27. Abi Melancon

    I believe she is still suscessful and is a great singer and performer . And to all them HATERZ until you have made as much money, sold as many albums, and won as many Grammys you really can’t say anything that will have any effect on her career

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    Tineshia Reply:

    @Abi Melancon, blah

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  28. Tineshia

    Nobody knows anything beyonce already had chicks smash her sales already she just stuck up trying to prove something cause jayz biged her up ashanti smashed her records already riri just came in the game 9 years ago and already getting ahead in the game that’s why she hating and know jay ain’t letting rihanna go she a threat to bey In a year she will top her net worth in all bey is stealing other people image people need to get off her sheesh she will fall of eventually proving a point is nothing that’s why she trying to keep her husband off this album and spicing things up cause she might loose him to riri lol come on riri is a triple threat to bey be bey can’t sing better then her also for a r&b singer illuminati stupidity getting bey somewhere and jay helping ;$)

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