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Amazon Won’t Sell Beyoncé Either

In what Pitchfork thinks is an attempt to stick it to Beyoncé for not partnering with them on her surprise release, Amazon has decided to make like Target and not sell physical copies of her self-titled album. But, because they aren’t dumb enough to completely turn their backs on the work that sold 828,773 copies in just three days, the online giant has made MP3 and videos from Beyoncé available. Perhaps both stores will change their minds when they see what happens when you play by Queen Bey's rules: As a thank you for carrying her work, she showed up at a Massachusetts Walmart Friday night, where she (once again) surprised fans, this time with $50 gift cards and baby-holding. Watch local news coverage of the blessed event below.