Amazon Refuses To Sell Beyonce’s CD, Beyonce Does Walmart Giveaway
Apple iTunes was the exclusive distributor of Beyonce for the first week of its release, a move that kept Target from selling the CD as they “are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats,” according to an official statement. Amazon has not released a statement on their refusal to sell Beyonce’s CD other than through third party retailers.
Industry insiders speculate that Beyonce’s surprise release is the reason for Amazon’s decision. Reportedly, Sony Music Entertainment denied Amazon pre-order rights to the new album due to its surprise release. The Beyonce album is being featured in the “New Releases” section of Amazon’s Music department, however a few fan reviews on the site complain about not receiving the 17 videos that came with the iTunes-exclusive of Beyonce.
Not one to take opposition lightly, Beyonce surprisingly appeared at a Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts last night (December 20th) and gave away $50 gift cards to all the shoppers.
Check out Beyonce’s surprise appearance below: