Beyoncé is the First Artist to Have Her First Six Albums Debut at No. 1

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Beyoncé is set to break another record with her sixth studio album Lemonade. The project will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 2000, making this Beyoncé’s sixth No. 1. She is the first artist to have their first six albums debut at No. 1.

The set sold almost five hundred thousand copies and ended the Nielsen week having earned the equivalent of 653,000 units. New rules allow for 1,5000 streams to be counted as 1 album sold.

Beyoncé released the album without warning on April 23 during the airing of her visual album of the same name on HBO.

For nearly 48 hours, the album was only available to hear and purchase on the Tidal streaming service. It was sold on iTunes on April 25, but can still only be streamed on Tidal.

Lemonade comes after her fifth album Beyoncé in 2013, 4 (2011), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), B’Day (2006) and Dangerously In Love (2003).

The album's lead single "Formation" peaked at No. 4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

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