Justin Bieber‘s album ‘Believe’ sold millions of copies, but just how successful was it?
Learn some facts about Justin’s 3rd studio album.
Believe was Justin Bieber’s fourth number-one album on the Billboard 200.
Believe was released on June 15, 2012, by Island Records.
Justin Bieber started to record his album Believe in late 2011.
In late February, Bieber announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the first single would be released on March 26, 2012, and called ‘Boyfriend’.
Boyfriend was written by Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, and Tyler McGowen.
Bieber had two cover arts for ‘Boyfriend’ published on his website and encouraged fans to vote on the cover they preferred. The one with the most votes was chosen as the official cover for the single.
Boyfriend debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It sold a total of 521,000 digital units in its first week.
Boyfriend was Justin Bieber’s first single to reach the number one place on the Canadian Hot 100, and it stayed there for one week.
Bieber’s second single from the album ‘As Long as You Love Me’ was written by Sean Anderson and Justin Bieber.
As Long as You Love Me features American rapper, Big Sean.
Justin’s third single from Believe, called Beauty and a Beat is the only song from Believe that Justin Bieber did not co-write.
Justin performed Beauty and a Beat live for the first time at the American Music Awards with Nicki Minaj, which was a success.
The iTunes bonus track called ‘Love Me Like You Do’ is the longest track from the album.
Believe debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 374,000 copies in the first week.
It dropped by two places in its second week with sales of 115,000 copies.
The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week in Canada, debuting at the top of the Canadian Albums Chart.
Bieber co-wrote 12 songs in the album, with many hired songwriters. The music was also composed by session musicians.
To further promote the album, The Believe Tour began in September 2012 in Glendale, Arizona, USA.