Beyoncé is on her way to being 2013’s most successful artist. Her label, Columbia Records, released word that she officially sold 828,773 albums in the first three days that her latest album was available, making it the fastest-selling record in iTunes history. The number is even more remarkable given that it has only been available through the iTunes store.
For the (apparently very few) who have not yet downloaded this landmark album, the visual event is continuing. Beyoncé has made available the videos from the album officially for the first time, starting with “Drunk In Love” and “XO.”
“Drunk In Love” (watch above) features a verse from Jay Z, while the happily married couple frolic, apparently under the influence, on an the shores of an undisclosed beach at night. It is not the carefully controlled Bey and Jay you’re used to seeing, though cynics would suppose that is by design after some criticism following Beyoncé’s HBO documentary earlier this year (many felt it showed a vapidness and was heavily posed).