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article imageJustin Bieber's 'Believe' debuts, as expected, in Number One spot

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 27, 2012 in Entertainment
This was expected even before numbers began coming in last week but it is official now: Justin Bieber's album 'Believe' debuted in the number one Billboard spot in its first week of sales. It's not the first time he's had an album atop all others.
The 18-year-old Canadian singer's record, released June 19, sold massively in both the United States and Canada in its first week. In the U.S., Billboard reports sales at 374,000, in Canada it sold 57,000. His other studio albums, 'My World 2.0' released in March of 2012, and his Christmas album, 'Mistletoe' which came out last November, debuted in the number one spot, also, but they did not have sales as large as those for 'Believe'.
Reviewers believe in Bieber's 'Believe'
'Believe' also debuted at number one in many other countries including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland and the U.K.. Reviews for 'Believe' has been strong and even CNN got into the reviewing-Justin-Bieber's-new-album act, their writer, Kyle Anderson wrote that "Justin Bieber knocks himself out" with 'Believe' and the record is " a prime showcase for his new voice and burgeoning mettle, proving that Bieber isn't just maturing, he's evolving."
The sales of 'Believe' have been helped along by the marketing that Bieber and manager Scooter Braun have come up with. The frequent announcements and tweets, all those appearances on television shows and at charity events, the never forgetting to mention the album and the releasing information in increments all serve to create and atmosphere of expectation.
With the number of sales 'Believe' has achieved being the highest debut of any album in 2012, it seems that the work to promote is paying off. In support the album, Bieber heads out on his 'Believe Tour' at the end of September.
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