Billboard Magazine has released the official Soundscan numbers for Beyonce’s new album I Am Sasha Fierce and as usual they are pretty much in tune with Hits Daily Double’s estimates from last week. HDD predicted sales of about 500-550k and Beyonce came in right under that with first week sales of 482,000. These number are good enough to put Beyonce at the top of next’s week’s album charts- however, not all news is good. T.I. and Rihanna refuse to let go of their grip on the singles charts and thus Beyonce’s Single Ladies was kept out of the top spot. Single Ladies however does occupy the top spot on the R n’ B singles charts and the digital sales charts.
The singer also makes a bit of history along with rapper T.I. For the first time in Hot 100 history two singers will occupy the top 4 slots on the chart. T.I and Rihanna with Live Your Life, followed by Beyonce in second and third place with Single Ladies and If I Were A Boy, and then T.I again with Whatever You Like.
And in other BK news, the singer performed on the Today Show as part of their Toyota Concert Series. Check out pics from the performance below and click here to see great high quality video of her Single Ladies performance.
If you have trouble viewing the videos below you can see them on the-> Today Show Website.