As Justin Bieber continues to entertain the masses both on and off stage, the self-proclaimed Prince of Pop continues to break records, as the 18-year-old Biebs now has five number one albums before the age of 19.
His latest album “Believe Acoustic” has soared to number one in its first week of sales.
“With this week’s incredible success of ‘Believe Acoustic’, Justin continues to impress everyone with the magnitude of his artistry,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. “His vision for ‘Believe Acoustic’ was an organic extension of his growth as a musician on tour and in the studio, consummately devoted to his fans. The album reflects an artist who is not afraid to step outside of every stereotype, regardless of his age. Congratulations, Justin.”
“Believe Acoustic” shot to number one on iTunes in over 63 countries, including the U.S., and according to Billboard this makes him only the “tenth act to score a number one album in four consecutive years.” The top three artists who have accomplished consecutive years with a number one album are Jay-Z (7 years), the Beatles (6 years), and Paul McCartney/Wings (5 years).
“Believe Acoustic” offers acoustic versions of eight songs from Justin’s worldwide multi-platinum #1 album of 2012, “Believe,” including hits “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean), and “Beauty And A Beat” (featuring Nicki Minaj). All acoustic tracks were co-produced by Justin Bieber and his guitarist Dan Kanter.
With Bieber’s fame and fortune at such an early age it’s not surprising that the pop-star has had a few slips in the public eye. There are several not-so-shining examples such as his “accidently” posting a photo of his bare butt on Instagram, photos showing up of him smoking pot, and most recently a meet and greet photo of him groping a woman’s breast.
Just recently Bieber saw his Twitter account overtake Lady Gaga’s as his followers climbed to over 33.9 million.
The Bieber Nation has to be proud of their favorite pop-artist as he heads to New York to tape NBC’s Saturday Night Live as host and musical guest this weekend.