Things happen thick and fast when it comes to Justin Bieber’s music accomplishments. The teen pop star beat Cheryl Cole to gain the top position in the UK album charts with his album ‘Believe’ which released on 19th June. The feat was achieved as Bieber’s album sold 3,000 copies more than Cole’s ‘A Million Lights’ denying her a third number one record.
With regards to the singles chart, it was Maroon 5 who went ahead of Cole’s single ‘Call My Name’ in just a week. Their hit single ‘Payphone’ sold 141,000 more copies making it their first number one.
Rejoicing over their success members of the US boy band shared their thoughts with BBC radio. “It’s been a long time coming,” lead singer Adam Levine told BBC Radio 1. “We’re so happy that people like the tune, and there are more to come.” Levine said: “We’re going to dance like girls.” Well that would be someway to celebrate!
Prior to this, the band had their success with singles ‘Makes Me Wonder’ and 2011′s Moves Like Jagger, which both made it to number two.
Cheryl Cole had her pride moments too in the first week of the release of her single as she set the record for this year with her single selling 152,000 copies. Currently she is busy with the rehearsal of her follow up single ‘Under the Sun’ music video.
Bieber on the other hand is expected to set a record as his ‘Believe’ album is expected to sell 410,000 copies in the first week itself. Believe’s tracklist has a consortium of collaborations featuring artists like Ludacris, Drake, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj. The album has been termed as Justin Bieber’s comeback album which shows a more mature feel to it.
The final tally will be revealed on Billboard sites this Wednesday.
Check the album chart list on Billboard’s official site.