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Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ Debuts At #1, Beats Drake As Highest Debut Of The Year

By Teonny Spears / Published on Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 19:17 PM / No Comments

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.

Justin Bieber 'Purpose' Official Album Cover Art
Justin Bieber ‘Purpose’ Official Album Cover Art

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).

Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour

About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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