Where were you when The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) dropped the joint album EVERYTHING IS LOVE on Saturday? News of this set’s surprise release had the internet going wild, as fans wondered what the couple’s first full-length album together would sound like (and possibly how Tidal was a still “a thing”.) After going wide at the other services on Monday, the set topped the album chart on iTunes in the U.S. and 88 other countries around the world, which paces ahead of the 2017 debut for Jay-Z’s 4:44 (84), but significantly behind Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade (108). The lead single from the album, “APESHIT”, got some time at the top of the songs chart for a short period on Monday, though its stats were most impressive on YouTube, where a clip for the tune (still on that service’s Trending list) is currently at 23 million views since Saturday. At Apple Music, all nine cuts from the album are in the top 25 as of Wednesday’s update, led by the aforementioned “APESHIT” (#4), followed by “BOSS” (#8) and “SUMMER” (#9) in the lower rungs of the top ten, a far more successful result than the most recent numbers from Spotify. How “NICE” will its longevity be on the charts? We’ll find out soon! (Images courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation)
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