Beyonce New Album 2013 - Where to Buy: Record Available at Walmart but Not at Target
Target shoppers will have to look somewhere else if they're planning to get their hands on Beyonce's self-titled album. Rival Walmart, however, will be stocking up on the physical album of the songstress' chart-topping new release.
Beyonce's newly released, self-titled album has not only rocked fans. The album has rocked music charts and sales as well.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the 32-year old's 5th solo studio album has topped the album chart of the weekly Billboard 200, Wednesday. The album has also reportedly sold 617,000 copies in the U.S. by December 15 - a mere 3 days after it has been digitally released.
The songstress has opted to release her self-titled album through a "Surprise!" post via an Instagram video December 13. The album contains 14 new songs and 17 videos featuring husband Jay-Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy.
The hit album has only been available digitally through iTunes for $15.99 as of date. iTunes will have exclusive sales right for "Beyonce" roughly a week before the physical version hit shelves.
The physical version of the album is said to be available in record bars in time for the holiday season - but not at Target.
According to The Gazette, the big box store will not be stocking up on the CD/DVD version of the hit album.
"At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," said Target, noted the report.
Target also goes on to say that the "brick and mortar retailers" will not have "any additional bonus or exclusive content" should they decide to sell the album.
Rival Walmart, however, is making "Beyonce" available to Walmart shoppers far and wide.
"At the end of the day it comes down to taking care of our customers, so we've decided to carry Beyonce's new album. It will be in stores Friday," said Walmart's spokesperson in a report.
Walmart has also said that they will only be selling the 'clean' version of the Beyonce's latest 2013 self-titled album.