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There are very few pop stars in the world who can boast of having a fanbase as devoted as the one and only Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Rising to fame in the late ’90s as part of the Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, Beyoncé became a force all on her own as she struck it out as a solo artist.

After making her solo debut on her future husband’s 2002 song “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”, which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, Beyonce followed it up with “Crazy in Love”, which became her first number-one single as a solo artist in the US.

From her 2003 solo debut, Dangerously in Love to 2022’s highly anticipated Renaissance, here are the rankings for Beyonce’s first week album sales numbers.

Everything Is Love (with Jay-Z as The Carters) – first week album sales

Released: June 16, 2018

Label: Parkwood, Sony, Roc Nation

First week album sales: 123,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Apeshit”

Features: Pharrell Williams, Quavo, Offset, and Ty Dolla Sign.

4 – first week album sales

Released: June 24, 2011

Label: Parkwood, Columbia

First week album sales: 310,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Run the World (Girls)”, “Best Thing I Never Had”, “Party”, “Love On Top”, “Countdown”, “I Care”, “End of Time”

Features: Andre 3000.

Dangerously in Love – first week album sales

Released: June 23, 2003

Label: Columbia

First week album sales: 317,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Crazy in Love”, “Baby Boy”, “Me, Myself and I”, “Naughty Girl”

Features: Jay-Z, Sean Paul, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Missy Elliott, Luther Vandross.

Renaissance – first week album sales

Released: July 29, 2022

Label: Parkwood, Columbia

First week album sales: 332,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Break My Soul”

Features: Beam, Grace Jones and Tems.

I Am… Sasha Fierce – first week album sales

Released: November 14, 2008

Label: Music World, Columbia

First week album sales: 482,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “If I Were a Boy”, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, “Diva”, “Halo”, “Ego”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Broken-Hearted Girl”, “Video Phone”, “Why Don’t You Love Me”

Features: N/A

B’Day – first week album sales

Released: September 1, 2006

Label: Sony Urban Music, Columbia

First week album sales: 541,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Déjà Vu”, “Ring the Alarm”, “Irreplaceable”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Get Me Bodied”, “Green Light”

Features: Jay-Z

Beyoncé – first week album sales

Released: December 13, 2013

Label: Parkwood, Columbia

First week album sales: 617,213

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “XO”, “Drunk in Love”, “Partition”, “Pretty Hurts”

Features: Jay-Z, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Drake, Frank Ocean, Blue Ivy

Lemonade – first week album sales

Released: April 23, 2016

Label: Parkwood, Columbia

First week album sales: 653,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Formation”, “Sorry”, “Hold Up”, “Freedom”, “All Night”

Features: Jack White, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake

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