It’s official. Justin’s new album “Believe” has given JB his forth #1 album since his debut in December of 2009 with “My World” with sales of 374,000 in it’s first week. No other artists have had that many #1 albums in that span of time.
“Believe” is also the biggest album debut of 2012 so far, surpassing the 359,000 start of Madonna’s “MDNA.” (The last artist to earn a larger launch was Drake’s “Take Care” on Dec. 3, 2011. It debuted with 631,000 albums. Adele’s “21″ sold 730,000 albums a week after the Grammy show this year after she won multiple awards but it was not a 2012 debut.)
Justin also notches his own personal best sales week, beating the 291,000 that “My World 2.0″ sold in its second week back in April of 2010.
Believe’s original forecast of 410,000-440,000 albums was inflated by the huge first-day sales and significant number of pre-orders.
The four JB albums to hit the top of Billboard 200 charts are:
- My World 2.0
- Never Say Never: The Remixes
- Under The Mistletoe
(“My World” debuted at #5 and “My World Accoustic” reached #7.)