JUSTIN BIEBER’S CHANGES DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE U.S. ALBUM CHART
CHANGES DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD R&B ALBUM CHART, A CAREER FIRST; REACHES #1 IN CANADA & THE UK, #1 ITUNES ALBUM IN 85 COUNTRIES
MULTI-GENRE CHART DOMINANCE INCLUDES #1 ALBUM, #1 R&B ALBUM, #1 R&B SONG, #1 COUNTRY SONG
BIEBER’S SEVENTH #1 ALBUM SURPASSES 1 MILLION IN FIRST WEEK GLOBAL CONSUMPTION
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“Sinuous, meditative and largely impressive... It is an effective album, and also a deliberately unflashy one — Bieber is consistent and confident…” – The New York Times
“Bieber has dug deep within himself to deliver a portrait of his current reality...it is the album that Bieber needed to make at this moment, a literal passion project from one of pop’s most fascinating superstars.”– Billboard
“A distinct musical and personal growth. Changes is deeply confessional…”– Hypebeast
“He’s never sounded better than he does on “Changes,” his fifth studio album. This is not just a formidable soul man’s coming of age…it’s also the emergence of a brand-new Bieber.” – Variety
“Justin Bieber grows up on Changes…a low-key set of gentle electro-R&B jams…long on clean-toned guitars and drowsy soul grooves… Very chill, and often very pretty.” – Los Angeles Times
“Changes introduces the most mature sound to date for the 25-year-old pop star… This time around, Justin has rhythm and blues down pat.” – US Weekly
24 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - CHANGES, the fifth studio album by Grammy Award®-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, makes its debut at #1 on the U.S. album chart, netting over 1 million in first week global consumption. Bieber’s 7th overall #1 album, CHANGES also debuts at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, a career first for him. Underscoring the global dominance of CHANGES, the album reached #1 in Canada and the UK, and clocked in at #1 iTunes in 85 countries.
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Justin holds the #1 spot on multiple charts this week, across multiple genres: in addition to #1 album and #1 R&B album, "Intentions" featuring Quavo sits at #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, and Dan+Shay & Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” tops the Hot Country Songs chart.
CHANGES is buoyed by the success of "Yummy" and "Intentions", the album’s first two massive singles. They have netted over 675 million cumulative global streams together: over 550 million combined audio & video streams for "Yummy"; and over 125 million combined audio & video streams for "Intentions".
And with over 65 million monthly Spotify listeners, Bieber has become the platform’s #1 most-listened-to artist. He has also recently surpassed an astounding 128 million Instagram followers.
“Justin Bieber: Seasons,” the 10-episode YouTube Originals documentary event entering its 7th week, has been giving viewers an intimate look into the artist’s journey, his struggles and creative process. The series shattered records as the most viewed premiere ever of a YT Original series in its first week. Bieber has now officially become the first artist to cross the threshold of 50 million YouTube subscribers, giving him far-and-away the #1 artist channel on YouTube.
Coinciding with the Valentine’s Day release of CHANGES, the official public on-sale for tickets to the Changes Tour was launched – presented by T-Mobile – with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. The tour, promoted by AEG Presents, kicks off in Seattle on Thursday, May 14th and includes four Canadian dates (see below). Tickets for the tour, as well as the CHANGES official store album and exclusive merch offerings are available at justinbiebermusic.com.
Justin’s return to the spotlight on stage and screen was celebrated with triumphant performances of "Intentions"and "Yummy" two weeks ago on NBC’s Saturday Night Live; and his performance with Quavo and the Roots on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Last week, Justin took over CBS’s Late Late Show with James Corden, beginning with his third installment of “Carpool Karaoke.” Justin is also slated to perform at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing March 29th on FOX.
Over the course of his 11-year career, Bieber has amassed worldwide over 50 billion streams and over 60 million album equivalent sales. His Grammy Award®-winning 2015 album Purpose (with cumulative 21x-platinum #1 singles “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself”) has sold over 21 million copies worldwide. The Purpose Tour of 2016-2017, sold out 64 U.S. and 52 international tour dates, thrilling fans around the world with Justin’s dynamic, must-see live performance.
THE CHANGES TOUR - CANADIAN DATES:
*See full tour itinerary BELOW.
Source Universal Music Canada
February 24, 2020 12:24pm ET by Pressparty