It seems lounge singer Beyoncé has the luck of the Irish on her side. According to London tabloid The Sun, the R&B stars record setting appearance at Glastonbury Music Festival in England last week has boosted sales of her album, titled '4'.

As you know, early industry estimates based on one day sales predicted Beyoncé's '4' will push 275-300K in the fist week. That's not bad considering Bey had no hot singles at radio -- but it will be the lowest sales figure for her since 2003.

Bey's record label, Columbia, was quick to dispute its reported displeasure with the overall project. Ron Stringer, Columbia/Epic Label Group's Chairman, released a statement last week claiming the label was "vindicated" by 4's sales so far:

"All the speculation that gets around is frustrating when it's just not true. The story about us being unhappy with the record and stuff is just not true. There's never been any doubt or conversations about moving the record or changing it… Those conversations never existed. We're really, really happy with it … We thought the record is great from the beginning, and some of the stuff that is happening now is vindication of it."

Other blogs hype up the fact that Beyoncé's 4 is #1 in 24 countries, but so what if it doesn't outsell her last album?

Displacing Lady Gaga from the top spot, Beyonce has claimed the number one position this week with her new album 4. Following her headline set at Glastonbury Festival last weekend her previous albums I Am Sasha Fierce, Dangerously In Love and No 1s by Destiny's Child also entered the album chart. (Source)

  • heavenlie

    Glastonbury is not in Ireland, it is in England.

  • http://www.msjamerica.com niki

    For all the appearances she has made promoting this album, the sales are a bit disappointing. Still better than many other artists could do but it certainly didn't live up to all the hype surrounding the release.

    I think she may need to take longer than a one year break now.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    heavenlie says:

    Glastonbury is not in Ireland, it is in England.
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    Thanks, and by the way, :welcome:

  • Jamillah

    The record company is not going to release any negative statements about a just released album. That would be poor marketing just plain stupid. Of course they are going to be disappointed if this album doesnt sell as well as the other albums. What record company is happy about poor sales? Beyonce can't take a break because consumers have short attention spans. It won't take long for them to forget about her so she has to stay in the public eye. If you don't have an album out you have to pose half nude or put out rumors about yourself to keep people talking. It's all part of the game. Beyonce is not going anywhere because her ego won't allow it. The public put her on a pedestal and bigger they make you, the harder you fall. This is why stars have nervous breakdowns or become drug addicts. The human psyche is very fragile.

  • BigCityGirl

    Good Morning Sandra and Happy 4th!

    I'm still trying to get pass "lounge" singer....LMAO...you are too much...

  • LittleBigMouth

    Seriously, who are we kidding? Beyonce is going to sell, if not the first week the next week and the next after that. Then, she'll probably dominate the award shows with massive nominations, and probably will win, when some of us know that those accolades should go to Adele who had an amazing album. Beyonce is a dominating factor whether we want to believe it or not. And if her label felt otherwise about her music they won't say anything because they know regardless of how her music sounds, it will still pull in money.

  • BlackBeauti

    Is it me or does Beyonce looks Latina? She look so much like Jlo in that pick and other pics she looks like Shakira. I guess she was serious when she quoted she wished she was born Latina... SMDH

  • Negrito

    Who really cares about numbers? Why does she have to outsell her last album? Beyonce has reached the type of success that numbers aren't all that important. She's a major star around the world so it's not like she's falling off or anything. She'll probably sell more than 275-300K in the fist week but that's still only in America. If she is indeed #1 in 24 countries around the world then she's doing just fine.

    As far as Glastonbury Music Festival. He appearance boosted sales of her album mostly in the UK. I don't think it will have any impact on the american market.

  • Musiqal1

    I don't understand how someone can say her sales are disappointing for "the amount of appearances she has been making". She has been putting no promo work in the U.S. zero. She just last week really started promoting. She has been in Europe promoting like crazy. She hasn't even made a video for her second single yet...her managing herself was not really a good idea...but I think her team is just now getting the hang of it

  • Jakebedi

    Aunty Sandra I hope you do know that Beyonce has never been number one in as many countries, and hasnt had high international first week sales like that of UK,Spain,France,Brazil,Poland etc before. So her first week sales worldwide will be her highest yet. It is only in the States that she is having her lowest first week, so you might want to double check that plus Glastonbury isnt Irish.
    I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July

  • Secret

    Music has been on a downslide for the last couple of years now. So these numbers are not to bad considering. I also think the 2nd week sales will really determine how an artist does and the following week.

    Question- Why does it matter what artists do overseas is it better for the artists there than in America or something?

  • under_ware

    I really love this new CD, better than all of her others in the past. To me, this album is more evenly distributed. The previous ones had HUGE hits but major fillers as well. I hope that it grows legs because I think that she could have some great videos and singles off this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    sheesh......

    The album is good. I really want people to get over this "Beyonce is gonna fail" issue. She hasn't in 15 years and I don't think she plans to in the future.

    All these "industry sources/rumors" have turned out wrong...each one! Her album wasn't pushed back, she didn't change the songs, and her album is selling like hot cakes.

  • Secret

    therapist1911

    Beyonce is gonna fail” issue. She hasn’t in 15 years and I don’t think she plans to in the future.

    Thats what they said about Michael Jackson, until they destroyed him

  • Secret

    But then again the media wanted MJ out for other reasons. So these two situations in entirely different.

  • SweetP1984

    I was preparing myself not to like this album. I only heard 90 secs of each song and actually liked them, so I went ahead and got the album. It definently has some nice slow ballads that are mature and my favs on the album like, "1+1", "Miss You", and "I Care", then there's the oldschool r&b flavor that's pretty cool like, "Party" and "Schoolin Life", and then there's the party anthems that I enjoy like "Countdown", and "End of time". I'm glad that she took it back to her roots with this album. I give it a 7/10.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    @Secret

    People also talked bad about MJ until he died. THen he was the best thing that happened to them.

  • Strawberri-Kiki

    Beautiful picture...

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    WHAT SHE DOES IN ENGLAND DOESN'T EFFECT HER US SALES, SANDRA. THOSE FIGURES ARE FOR HER US SALES, NOT INTERNATIONAL, SO WHAT DOES IT MATTER. LIKE SOMEONE ELSE STATED SHE HAS DONE HELLA PROMOTION IN ENGLAND, AND HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN IN THE US. MAYBE IF SHE HAD LISTED HER ALBUM FOR .99 CENTS ON AMAZON SHE WOULD HAVE HELLA SALES TOO! THE ALBUM IS GOOD TO ME. SOMETIMES LISTENING FOR YOURSELF AND NOT GOING BY WHAT OTHERS SAY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT'S FUNNY TO ME BECAUSE BEFORE EVERYONE WAS COMPLAINING ALL SHE WAS OFFERING WAS P*SSY POPPING MUSIC, NOW SHE HAS A HEAVY BALLAD ALBUM AND SOME OF THE SAME PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING....DAMNED IF SHE DO, DAMNED IF SHE DON'T!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    OH YEAH SANDRA, WHEN DAILY DOULBLE CAME UP WITH THEIR ESTIMATE, TARGET HADN'T EVEN TURNED IN THEIR NUMBERS, AS WELL AS A FEW OTHER RETAILERS....SO WHO KNOWS WHAT THE NUMBERS MAY ACTUALLY BE UNTIL THEY ARE IN.

  • http://www.msjamerica.com niki

    I've seen Beyonce make a ton of appearances in the US to promote her album. American Idol, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan tonight (filmed in London but it's a show that airs in the US) plus her documentaries that aired on BET and MTV, the Billboard Music Awards right after Run The World was released and the BET awards last week (filmed in the UK but again, aired on a US show). Most other artists don't get that exposure.

    I'm a big Beyonce fan but I still think that as much as we have been bombarded by the promos the last month, the sales fall short.

  • Jakebedi

    @niki yes the sales fall short but this is still a little and not a ton of promo, Beyonce usually does like a gazillion things weeks before her album is released this times it was way fewer. I remember the amount of promo she did for Bday and especially IASF, and I remember thinking she undersold for both eras considering the amount of promo and hits she had. The way single ladies was huge u would have thought IASF would have sold over a million first week.
    I personally think the buzz about Bey over the years is not as much about album sales as its been about critical acclaim. Everyone seems to think Bey is a huge albums artist but Ashanti outsold her first week for DIL, and Alicia was killing her with Bday and IASF. So in context of each eras time she hasnt really had Beyonce worthy 1st wk sales

  • ELove

    @niki
    YOU are making COMPLETE SENSE (Actually TOO MUCH Sense...) and I'm NOT use to SEEING THAT in a Bey-Baby post :coffee:

  • heavenlie

    No problem and thanks. Love the website, noticed most of the urban blogs using you as the source, seemed like a better read. :)

  • sammy

    the album is good and she will sell more than 300k in us as for sales she is doing realy good considering the album content balladas 80s/90s rnb. this generation is into pop and autotune music i mean clubbing music not good music gone are the days when pple were appreciating good music i mean soul music nowadays even kim kardashian can make a hit song music buziness is different nowadays lady gaga slashed some of her record sales to 99cents

  • kjones928

    Honestly I could care less what she does to sell Cd's, she has been to TARGET, the Boys and girls club, will probably be in walmart and krogers next. Let her do what she needs to do BUT PLEASE put on some damn clothes.. I am so sick of seeing her naked ass!!! all her stans talk about rihanna and the things she does but Bey's ass is trying to out do Ri. I am waiting for the day she does a photo shoot with no clothes on.... it will not be long look at this pic she is damn near there chains and a see thru curtain dont qualify for clothes. Bit*h put on some clothes what happened to self respect, hers went out the window a long time ago..

  • GoldenGurl

    I dont know about her album sales, but that outfit is a FAIL.

  • Danielle

    therapist1911 says:

    sheesh……

    The album is good. I really want people to get over this “Beyonce is gonna fail” issue. She hasn’t in 15 years and I don’t think she plans to in the future.

    All these “industry sources/rumors” have turned out wrong…each one! Her album wasn’t pushed back, she didn’t change the songs, and her album is selling like hot cakes.
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    :applause:
    Couldn't have said it better myself! I love the new album!