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by Andrew Trendell | Photos by wenn

Tags: Beyonce

US retailer Target refuses to stock Beyonce's new album

Store angry that album was sold through iTunes

 

US retailer Target refuses to stock Beyonce's new album

Photo: wenn

Despite the insane level of success of Beyonce's self-titled fifth album, US retail giant Target have suggested that they won't be stocking it.

The album has smashed iTunes records when it was released it via the online music store as a surprise last week, shifting 80,000 copies within three hours of release before going on to sell an incredible 828,773 copies worldwide. The album comes complete with 17 music videos. 

Now, Target seem more than a little bit bitter that they didn't have a slice of the action. 

"While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyoncé 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," said Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski in an interview with Billboard.

"At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyoncé’s new self-titled album Beyoncé."

Queen Bey previously gave Target exclusive early sales of her fourth album, 4 - so it's a shame that they should be so petty now, especially as the CD format is still likely to sell plenty (and plenty more than less popular artists stocked). 

Watch Beyonce's video for 'Drunk In Love' below

Beyonce's new UK 2014 February and March tour dates are as follows:
February 20 - SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
February 21 - SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
February 23 - LG Arena, Birmingham
February 24 - LG Arena, Birmgingham
February 25 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
February 26 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
February 28 - The O2, London
March 1 - The O2, London
March 2 - The O2, London
March 4 - The O2, London
March 5 - The O2, London
March 6 - The O2, London
March 8 - The O2, Dublin
March 9 - The O2, Dublin
March 11 - The O2, Dublin

Tickets are on sale now. For more information vist Gigwise gig tickets.

Below: the best bits from all 17 of Beyonce's new videos

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