Justin Bieber’s Purpose #1; All 18 Tracks in Hot 100
Justin Bieber‘s Purpose debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It is his 7th chart-topping album. In just one week, Purpose sold 77,000 copies (3,000 shy of platinum) in Canada nearly doubling the previous highest one-week total in 2015 to date, from Mumford & Sons. It surpasses Bieber’s previous one-week sales total, 2012’s Believe at 57,000. What is even more impressive is that all 18 tracks of the deluxe version of the album are in this week’s Canadian Hot 100! It is the 10th number one album from a Canadian artist in 2015. Johnny Reid‘s What Love Is All About debuts at No. 3 on the albums chart with 15,000 units sold. Kevin Bazinet‘s Talk To Me debuts at No. 5 with 8,000 units sold.
More Than One-Third of Hot 100 BY Canadian ARTISTS
Justin Bieber’s populating the Hot 100 with all album tracks helped more than one-third of this week’s Hot 100 (34 entries) to be songs involving Canadian artists. Six of the Top 10 songs are by Canadians and 16 of the Top 40. The collaboration between Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, debuts at No. 85. Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” catapulted itself 82 positions up to No. 3.
Justin Bieber Has Now Placed 65 Songs In Hot 100
Some impressive stats on the Biebs are that, with 14 new entries into the Canadian Hot 100, he now has landed a total of 65 songs (including five tracks as a featured artist) on the chart since his debut in July 2009. Of these, 40 have made the Top 40, and 15 the Top 10. Besides Canada, Justin Bieber’s Purpose album debuted at No. 1 in the United States and Australia; in the UK he settled for No. 2 behind One Direction.
Statistics on Justin Bieber’s Purpose in the USA
For those of you who are interested, Purpose sold 522,000 pure copies (649,000 equivalent album units) in the United States while One Direction’s Made in the A.M. sold 402,000 pure sales (459,000 equivalent units). Purpose is Bieber’s 6th number one album in The States and earns the largest weekly unit total for an album in 2015 surpassing his fellow Canadian Drake whose If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late launched with 535,000 equivalent units. It is also the largest sales week ever for the Biebs. Believe sold 374,000 pure copies in the U.S. back in 2012. The Bieber/One Directon combo is the first time since September 2007 that two debuting albums in the United States sold more than 400k each in the same frame.
The current Billboard Canadian Hot 100 is HERE
HOT 100 KEY
RK – CanCon rank
TW – This week’s chart position
LW – Last week’s chart position
RE – Re-entry
WC – Weeks on the chart
PP – Peak chart position
OR – Provincial origin of the artist
CE – Gold/platinum certification by Music Canada
G – Gold certification (40,000 units sold)
P – Platinum certification (80,000 units sold)
xP – Multiplatinum certification
Red maple leaf – Canadian artist
Magenta maple leaf – Partly Canadian artist
Blue maple leaf – Featured Canadian artist