Target’s rep told Billboard: ‘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..
We are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats. At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyoncé’s new self-titled album.’
According to MediaTakeOut, pop stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry aren’t Beyonce’s biggest competition, it’s Taylor Swift. Her album sold 828,773 copies in just three days, the record was previously held by Taylo with about 617,000 sold in three days).
In 2012, Target signed an exclusive contract with Swift’s newest album ‘Red': ‘Target was the only corporation to carry the Deluxe edition of ‘Red’. Taylor was offended that Bey released the new album on her birthday and she didn’t like the manner in which it was done, so her people pressured Target NOT to carry Beyonce’s album!
In related news, Taylor will perform at Kate Middleton’s birthday party. A source told Closer: William’s been trying to get Kate’s surprise sorted for 9 January when she turns 32. When he met Taylor Swift recently he asked her if there’s any likelihood she’s in the UK for the New Year, or just after, because he knows Kate’s a fan and she’s love to meet the singer.
Like any new family, they’re looking forward to having some alone time, but they also want to catch up with friends. There’s talk of meeting with the Beckhams. William and David have been in touch since they worked on the Olympic bid together and they’re going to be in London for part of the time, so there are tentative plans for a get together.’