Target says they will not sell Beyonce’s new album
First reported by Billboard.com, Beyonce’s new self-titled album will not be on sale at Target.
According to Target spokesperson, Erica Julkowski “At Target, we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections,”
She continues to explain that , “While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyonce in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats. At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyonce’s new self-titled album Beyonce.”
Columbia Records decided to release Beyonce’s new album, Beyonce at 12 a.m. EST on the morning of Friday, Dec. 13, exclusively via iTunes.
There was never a pre-release announcement by Beyonce’s camp for the upcoming album which allowed for iTunes to release the album exclusively for 5 days.
Most physical retailers are schedueled receive the new album by Friday, Dec. 20.
If you are looking for a physical copy of the movie, Walmart is “happy to be able to carry her album and support all physical music,” says Walmart spokesperson Sarah McKinney.
Beyonce this week set sales records in the iTunes Store after only three days on sale. According to iTunes and Columbia Records, Beyonce’s record label, the album sold 617,000 copies in the U.S. and 828,773 worldwide through Sunday night (Dec. 15). That marks both the largest single week ever in the U.S. iTunes Store, and the fastest-selling album worldwide in the iTunes Store.