Beyonce Celebrates The Success Of Her FIFTH Number One Album With Custom Made Vinyl Record Shaped Cake.
December 21, 2013
Beyonce celebrated her fifth number one album on Thursday night at an arcade in New York, where the star posed with a custom made cake with the artwork styled across it.Billboard revealed this week that the singer’s self-titled album will open at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Guests played arcade games, enjoyed drinks from own Beyonce cups, and were also able to snack on Beyonce themed cupcakes.
Among those at the event were stylist Ty Hunter, designer Alexander Wang songwriter J. Cole and rapper Drake, who features on the track ‘Mine’ from the new album.
Drake addressed the crowd during the celebrations, saying: ‘I just came out tonight to let you know congratulations to each and every one of you that worked on this s***, for real. And of course to the queen, the utmost congratulations.
The album – which has sold 617,000 copies in the US so far, has become the fastest-selling record in iTunes history.
The record enjoyed a total of 828,773 downloads in just three days.
Beyonce’s own first-week sales record was also broken, after her 2006 second record B’day sold 541,000 copies in seven days.
The 31-year-old said she was inspired by Michael Jackson’s Thriller video premiere in 1983, which is why she made such a ‘visual’ record.
She said: ‘I miss that immersive experience. Now people only listen to a few seconds of a song on their iPods and they don’t really invest in the whole experience.
‘It’s all about the single, and the hype. I felt like, I don’t want anybody to get the message when my record is coming out.
‘I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.’