HITS Daily Double

Beyonce projection

QUEEN BEY REIGNS ON: Physical sales on Beyoncé's year-end blockbuster are now projected at over 100k, thus raising the overall projection to 375k+ for the chart week ending today; it's likely that the album will reach the 1 million mark imminently, if it hasn't already. Retailers who have chosen not to carry the Columbia megadiva's album (due to the first-week iTunes exclusive) appear to have hurt only themselves. (12/23a)