Justin Bieber's Believe Nets Biggest Debut of the Year

The pop star’s sophomore album moves 374,000 in its first week.

Posted: 06/27/2012 11:58 AM EDT
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Believe it: Justin Bieber's sophomore album has earned the biggest debut week on the charts of any album released so far this year. Believe, which hit stores June 19, sold 374,000 in its first week, marking Justin's biggest chart debut yet.

The album edged out Madonna's MDNA for top honors on Billboard this year, besting Madge's 359,000 debut in March.

Believe was led by singles "Boyfriend," produced by Mike Posner, and "As Long As You Love Me," featuring Big Sean. Other album guests include Ludacris, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Bieber, who knocked his mentor Usher from the top spot on the charts, may be challenged soon by Chris Brown, whose new album Fortune hits stores next week. 

 

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