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Three years ago, Beyoncé sprung a surprise album on us and the world went crazy. Now that the dust has settled, let's take a look at what a phenomenal impact 'Beyoncé' had.
The number of seconds fans had to prepare for Beyoncé's album release.
The number of digital copies sold in its first three hours of release in the US. Within 24 hours, 430,000 digital copies had been sold.
The number position it charted at on the Billboard 200 with only three days of sales behind it.
The number of songs Beyoncé recorded for the album before deciding what made the final cut.
The number of copies of 'Beyoncé' sold in the US in its first 10 days of release, making it the biggest selling album by a female in 2013.
The amount of tweets posted about the album within 12 hours of its release.
The album became the eighth best-selling album of 2013, even though it was released on 13th December, and so had only three weeks worth of sales.
The amount of months it took Beyonce to shoot all of the music videos for 'Beyoncé'. They were all shot as she travelled around the world on her Mrs Carter World Tour.
The amount of times (approximately) 'Beyoncé' was illegally downloaded in its first 13 days of release.
The number of Beyoncé albums that had consecutively gone to number one inclusive of her self-titled album, as of 2013. The run made Bey the first female artist to have first five albums to debut atop the chart.
Sales of 'XO' rose by 96% in the UK following Beyoncé's first televised performance of it at the BRIT Awards in London this year. By the following day, they had risen by 252%.
The length of the entire 'Beyoncé' album is 66 minutes and 33 seconds.
The number of studios XO was recorded in; Jungle City Studios and Oven Studios, both in New York City, as well as Trackdown Studios in Sydney and Tritonus Studios in Berlin
The year the the film 'The Big Lebowski' - the film the French word interpolation in the closing minute of the song - was released.
The number of countries 'Beyoncé' reached number one on the iTunes charts in. Beyoncé was the fastest selling album in the history of the iTunes Store, both in the US and worldwide.