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)