I’m not a huge Beyonce fan (a stan as they sometimes call it, which is defined by Wikipedia as an overzealous fan and supporter of a celebrity). So I won’t use this space to lodge any strong love or hate toward her. But I do like some of her music; it’s just lukewarm admiration. The only one I own is the first album she recorded after the Destiny’s Child breakup.
Now, with that said, if you been sleeping under a rock for the past 3 days and missed it, Beyonce released a new album, supposedly in secret, Friday night and everyone seems to be going crazy over it. Her self-titled album already has broken sales records. According to a report from iTunes, it is the fastest selling album in the history of iTunes. That’s massive. Congratulations to Beyonce and I send you wishes for much luck and success.
The other part of the story is, Target has announced that it won’t offer physical copies of the CD in its stores. From my vantage point, that gives me a “So what?” perspective. Do people still buy hard copy of music? I sure don’t. I get it all on iTunes. The only time I get a physical CD (usually) is if it’s not available as a digital download (like the soundtrack to “The Legend of Bagger Vance” that I recently purchased). Bonus material is said to be offered with the digital download that won’t be on the physical CD. So, thanks Target, but, who cares that you’re not selling the CD. Get a life.