Official Charts Analysis: Bieber beats Cheryl to No.1 by 3,181 sales

Bieber's first number one, it surpasses both the first week sales (28,274) and peak week sales (36,709) of his previous highest charting album, My World, which opened at number four and climbed to number three in 2010. Born on 1 March 1994, Bieber is the second youngest male solo artist ever to reach number one, trailing only Scots talent show discovery Neil Reid, who was 12 when he led the list with his self-titled 1972 album. Although only three artists ...

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