(AllHipHop News) Beyoncé’s new album may just been released a few days ago, but it is already the second best seller for the year on iTunes. BEYONCÉ sold an impressive 617,000 copies in just three days, breaking an iTunes record for an opening week. That total was the second highest for the entire year. Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience was the top-selling album on the digital store for 2013.
Timberlake was also named “Artist of the Year” on the iTunes’ “Best of” lists. Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar received “Breakthrough Artist” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist garnered “Album of the Year.” “Song of the Year” went to Lorde’s “Royals.”
Other albums to make iTunes top 10 sales for 2013 include Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail (4), Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (5), and Mack & Lewis’ The Heist (6).
Along with MCHG and NWTS, the iTunes Best Hip Hop albums list also includes Born Sinner, The Gifted, I Am Not A Human Being, Get Home Safely, Suffering From Success, My Name Is My Name, Self Made 3, and Excuse My French.
The entire list can be found at the iTunes store.