Justin Bieber’s ‘Under the Mistletoe’ Debuts at No. 1
Justin Bieber is ringing in the holiday season with a No. 1 album. His Christmas LP, ‘Under the Mistletoe’ debuted at the top of the Billboard Top 200 on Wednesday.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bieber’s third release sold 210,000 in its first week. Not only does this give the teen star his third No. 1 debut before the age of 18, but it is also “the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at No. 1 in the 55-year history of the chart,” reports Billboard.
“I am so proud of Justin and his continuing streak of No. 1 successes,” Steve Bartels, President/COO, Island Def Jam Music Group said in a press release. “This collection of endearing new songs and inspired holiday classics kicks off the season perfectly. The incredible result is a testament to Justin’s talent, his dedicated fan base and the hard work of the entire IDJ family.”
‘Under the Mistletoe’ includes its lead track, ‘Mistletoe,’ as well as collaborations with Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes, The Band Perry and Usher. Bieber recently shot a music video for ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ with Carey.
In the spirit of the season, the Canadian sensation is donating a portion of the proceeds from ‘Under the Mistletoe’ to charity. Bieber is currently working on his next album entitled ‘Believe,’ which is set to be released next year.