THE FEVER

Justin Bieber’s Album Hits No. 1

He’ll make beliebers out of us all. Justin Beiber’s new album, Believe, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts after selling 374,000 copies in its first week—the top-selling debut of the year. It’s also Beiber’s best sales week ever and his fourth No. 1 album. But it falls below expected sales of 410,000 to 440,000 copies and does not come close to the biggest week of the year, when Adele’s 21 sold 730,000 copies right after the Grammy Awards. Still, a Billboard spokesperson explained: “That Bieber can have the biggest opening week of the year says that he’s doing a good job. It’s always tough making that transition from tweeny-teeny pop star to young adult.”