Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ Debuts At #1, Beats Drake As Highest Debut Of The Year
Beliebers rejoice! Billboard has revealed that Justin’s comeback has been dubbed a successful one, as he manages to earn his sixth #1 album on the Billboard 200.
Released on November 13 through SchoolBoy/Raymound Braun/Def Jam Recordings, Purpose earned 649,000 in equivalent album units in the week ending November 19. In pure album sales, the album sold 522,000, making it Justin’s largest sales week ever, surpassing Believe‘s 374,000 debut in 2012.
Purpose has also become the highest debut of the year as it beats Drake‘s 535,000 launch for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
Coming in strongly at #2 is One Direction with their fifth studio album Made In the A.M., with 469,000 units and 402,000 in pure album sales.
Also starting in the new top 10: Logic’s The Incredible True Story (No. 3), Jeezy’s Church In These Streets (No. 4), Chris Young’s I’m Comin’ Over (No. 5), Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Letters From the Labyrinth (No. 7), Alessia Cara’s Know-It-All (No. 9) and Kirk Franklin’s Losing My Religion (No. 10).
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