Beyonce's secret album experiment apparently worked.

The singer dropped her new self-titled album on iTunes late last week without any pre-release promotion. She didn't need it. The singer's people told the Huffington Post that "Beyonce" sold 828,773 copies over the weekend, which is pretty impressive considering it was exclusively on iTunes during that period.

The website said it was the fastest-selling album to ever hit iTunes over a weekend's worth of time, selling 617,213 copies domestically. With collaborations from Beyonce's husband Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and even her daughter Blue Ivy, the record is reportedly the highest seller for a woman since Taylor Swift's "Red" sold 1.2 million copies in November 2012.

The Huffington Post also said the final first-week figure will be Beyonce's personal best, topping 2006's "B'day," which sold 541,000 in its first week.

"Beyonce" went No. 1 in 104 countries. Which is a lot of countries.

Billboard reported "Beyonce" moved 80,000 copies in its first three hours on iTunes. Sales were helped by the fact that the 14-track album (which comes with 17 videos) is only available as a single $15.99 purchase. Singles will apparently not be available for individual purchase until Dec. 20.

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