Justin Bieber Hits #1 Yet Again
February 6, 2013


Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber achieves his fifth #1 album this week as Believe Acoustic debuts in the top spot with 211,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This makes Bieber the first artist in history to score five #1 albums before his 19th birthday (he turns 19 on March 1), according to Billboard.com. It also gives Bieber a #1 album in four consecutive years, which is something only nine earlier acts have accomplished. Believe Acoustic performed strongly with digital retailers, as 75 percent of its sales were generated by downloads.

Bieber scored big in a week where the chart is rife with new debuts. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara, and Charlie Wilson all bowed at #2 - #4, respectively. Bocelli collects his seventh Top 10 set with Passione, shifting 94,000 copies at #2. Tegan and Sara enter at #3 with Heartthrob, moving a career-high 49,000 units. That number far out-does their previous best sales week, when 2009's Sainthood bowed at #21 with 24,000 sold. Rounding out the four new debuts is R&B veteran Wilson, who starts off at #4 with Love, Charlie, selling 44,000. This marks the third solo Top 10 set for the former Gap Band frontman.

As for the rest of the Top 10, t he Pitch Perfect soundtrack is #5 this week with 37,000, Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox is #6 with just under 37,000, and Mumford & Sons' Babel is #7 with 36,000 sold. Last week's #1 effort, Gary Allan's Set You Free, falls to #8 this week with 34,000 sold, and The Lumineers are #9 with their self-titled album, selling another 32,000 copies. Taylor Swift's Red rounds out the Top 10 with 29,000.




 
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks 1989
Quick Hits: Katy Perry / MTV EMAs, Icona Pop, Whitney Houston, Manchester Orchestra, Mary Lambert, K. Michelle
One Direction Says "Steal My Girl"
Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Bon Jovi, George Harrison
Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar
U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder
Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Album With V
Ariana Grande To Hit The Road For "The Honeymoon Tour"
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Lumineers
U2 Gives Away New Album Via iTunes
Quick Hits: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Avicii, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie
One Direction Announce The Release Of New Album FOUR
Quick Hits: G.R.L.
Breaking News
Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeartMedia
Nielsen Releases Radar September 2014 Network Ratings
Republic Records Restructures Media Department, Adds Key Executives
NRG Media Names Erica Dreyer Director Of Integrated Media
In Brief - September 16, 2014
September 15, 2014
WLUP-FM/Chicago Takes Fresh Direction With New Weekday Line-up, Nationwide Talent Search
CCM+E San Antonio Names Don Gosselin PD For KAJA, KRPT
Justin Wittmayer Appointed VP/Market Manager For Cumulus San Francisco
BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage
In Brief - September 15, 2014
September 12, 2014
Republic Records Names Rick Krim EVP, Artist Development
BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage
The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12
NAB Donates To Committee To Protect Journalists In Honor of James Foley, Steven Sotloff
2014 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
iStream Data Debuts, Appoints VP/GM
In Brief - September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014
CBS Radio, United Stations Radio Networks To Launch Scott Shannon Presents "America's Greatest Hits"
iBiquity Digital, TagStationTo Deliver Next Generation Of The Digital Dash
Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal With BMG
NAB President, CEO Gordon Smith Opens 2014 Radio Show
In Brief - September 11, 2014
September 10, 2014
Warner Music Group Creates Unified Global Business Development Team
HD Radio Broadcast Momentum Continues
iStreamMusic.com Expands Music Channel Lineup
In Brief - September 10, 2014
FMQB NOW

Marissa Lanchak
APD/MD
WFLY/Albany

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!