Beyoncé‘s self titled album, which she dropped late Friday night (Dec. 13), was the best kept secret of 2013 and now it’s one of the years biggest sellers.
The singer debuted at No. 1 this week with her new self-titled “visual album” — comprised of 14 songs and 17 videos — selling over 617,000 copies.
According to Billboard, Queen Bey made chart history with the record, which was exclusively sold via iTunes, becoming the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums. The only other two acts who have debuted at No. 1 with their first five albums are rapper DMX and folk group The Kingston Trio.