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The Sales Are In: Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Sold….

Justin B2 The Sales Are In: Justin Biebers Believe Sold....

It’s the sales figure we’ve all been waiting for.

Yes, after weeks of anticipation, tonight saw the release of Justin Bieber‘s first week sales for his latest album ‘Believe‘.

Want to know how many units the Pop Prince pushed?

Figure below…

373, 456

Debuting at #1, ‘Believe’ is now the highest selling LP in the US, outselling releases by Kenny Chesney and the ‘Rock Of Ages’ soundtrack.

Quite interestingly, this impressive sales figure is almost ten times as large as the second week sales for Usher‘s ‘Looking For Myself’, which suffered a sales dip of 61% with 48,242 copies sold this week.

Though it didn’t bring in the 500k it had been predicted to, Justin has much to celebrate tonight.

For, taking the competition he faced from his own mentor on a chart front, he has sold exceptionally well, bringing in one of the year’s highest first week totals.

Of course, while some may be quick to downplay this feat, we can’t but applaud both he and the well received project.

We just hope he realizes that staged stunts like this are unnecessary when stellar material like this proves just why he is deserving of his hype and his aforementioned sales.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    I Judge Flops says:
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    DEF A FLOP BEING THAT IT WAS PROJedted to do 500k

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    I Judge Flops Replied:

    *projected

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    Noel Replied:

    Yeah SUCH a flop. People would be dying for those kinds of numbers. *rolls eyes*

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    Guest Replied:

    @Noel

    It was a flop. Don’t act like it wasn’t!

    Kween Ebony Replied:

    I HATE SEEING YOUR NAME ON HERE Saying artist flopped! b**** why don’t you out out something so we can see it not even make the charts!

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    Kween Ebony Replied:

    *Put out something

    nique Replied:

    thats not a flop, dont be mad cause your fave only pushed 250 something her first week

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  • June 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    RichnBlack11(Beyonce keep em MAD) says:
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    Work

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    monsterHive says:
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    373K is not a flop, regardless of it’s projected sales. This is not 1999, only a handful of artists have sold over 500K first week since downloaded piracy albums came in to the picture. (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Kanye West).

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    BEYONCE'S WEAVE Replied:

    Don’t forget to include Drake on that list. Also, Beyonce’s “4″ sold LESS than 400K so scratch her off that list.

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    therealone Replied:

    and dont forget Alicia Keys she always sold more than 400K in the first week

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    Girrrl Replied:

    Yep Alicia Keys’ has an undying fan base!

    monsterHive Replied:

    @BEYONCE’S WEAVE I wasn’t referring to 4, B’Day sold well over 500K in 2007, & that was when LimeWire was still active!

    ard Replied:

    DONT FORGET TO ADD QUEEN MARY TO THAT LIST..SHE DID IT TWICE BACK TO BACK WIT BREAKTHROUGH N GROWING PAINS

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    Um OK Replied:

    U forgot to mention Britney who sold 502,000k in 2008 w/ Circus :)

    OpD2 Replied:

    Co-Sign.

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    Kween Ebony Replied:

    UMMMMM WHERE IS LIL WAYNE! CATER 3 1,000,000+ first week carter 4 900.000+ first week!

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    Kween Ebony Replied:

    *900,000+

    monsterHive Replied:

    Obviously I couldn’t mention everyone, we get the point.

    mr.m Replied:

    STFU! Fatyonce’s is a FLOP too xD
    FLOP FLOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Auntie_Jackie says:
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    That’s amazing. Good for him. It doesn’t mean he’s going to make the transition to mature artist particularly well. I see that steam running out eventually…….

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Alex Thomas says:
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    That’s huge! Fair play Justin!

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Facekick says:
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    It’s definitely a flop. His record label promoted like crazy for this album and all he got was 350k when it was projected to bring in 500k. He’s all hype. a puppet of Usher running on his looks and squeaky voice. I can’t see him evolving in 5 years, His fan base will leave him so quick you just wait and see.

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    DARREN Replied:

    Look at Usher’s sales 123 or 124k but this week he sold 48,242.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    MonsterDNA says:
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    I’m not a fan, but i’m i feel a bit disappointed for him. I expected much more with all this hype over his album, ‘Boyfriend’, etc.
    But that’s still very good. I don’t like the album (except 2-3 songs), but it’s really better than ‘My Worlds’ for sure…

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    The haters are gagging on this fact. Har to swallow huh? An 18 year old stomping your fave.

    Stay mad!!!!!!!

    Kiiiiiiii

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    Vandrea Replied:

    Damn. You’re annoying. Shut up. Bieber’s first week sales were better than Rihanna and Janet’s last albums too.

    Just sayin.

    Be mad about THAT.

    Shut up.

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    mr.m Replied:

    FLOP!!!
    his next album will sell less than 100k and the he will be a HAS-BEEN!!!
    #Fact
    #ByeBitch

  • June 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    Um OK says:
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    I thought he would do at least 400-450 k if not gold so this is disappointing.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    BEYONCE'S WEAVE says:
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    373, 456 is not a flop. Anything below 200K is a flop. The Biebes did pretty well. Congrats to him and his team. Just showing how strong the Biebes still is in this music game. Congrats to the Biebes.

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    MIND _IT Replied:

    anything below 200k is a flop? you sound stupid as f*** , do you know how many album sold LESS the 200k, hell even 100k & still went on to become the best selling album at the end of the year…it’s called LONGEVITY say it with me…

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    ADC143 Replied:

    “BEYONCE’S WEAVE” is stupid as f***. That’s just something we have to reconcile around here. He/she is an idiot.

    BEYONCE'S WEAVE Replied:

    @ MIND _IT I was talking about first week sales Genius. Record deals average about $1 Million USD to $3 Million USD and you have to make that money back. If you start off strong with 200K+ in sales, then the projection looks strong. I did not say anything about longevity, you brought it up so nice attempt at the strawman.

    If you start off with 100K and stagnate the rest of the year then what exactly have you achieved?? Nothing right?

  • June 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Casual says:
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    This is a huge achievement. Young artists who appeal to mostly young demographics (who don’t buy CDs anymore, preferring to download individual songs instead) have been doing progressively worse in terms of CD sales over the past couple of years.

    Seriously, selling 373k in 2012 is like 500k in 2010.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    pat says:
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    I’m not impressed. Damn. If THEE white teen heart throb can’t hit half a milli. Who will

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm
    Nahjee says:
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    Guys why are hating on him?? Even if he didn’t pull what people expected him to pull.. He still sold pretty good. There are artist that is dying to do those type of numbers like Ciara she probley giving him the (side eye) right now.

    Azealia banks wish she can do those numbers

    Monica wish she can do that

    s*** even waka flocka flame wish he can pull some numbers like that

    Every artist that is struggling wish they can do them numbers

    So shut up please Justin is on his way to the bank

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    MIND _IT says:
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    wait with ALL that hype & anticipation his fans couldn’t even get him to 500k? let alone 400k? FLOP. but good. in terms of sales.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    the real xoxo says:
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    its not a flop but definitely underwhelming considering this is the most hyped release since born this way.
    where are the beliebers who were predicting 1 million? I expected around 500k.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    RITANATION says:
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    He did well ya leave him along! Where is ya album at huh??? Where is ya records sells at??? Some of ya are still living with ya moms at 40 smh.

    Most all of Rihanna Stan’s are mostly 40 years old living in there mom BASMENT eating all the chips drinking grape soda sitting on grapejuice.net hating on Rita Smfh

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    Teacher Replied:

    Who is Rita?

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    I don’t like him as an artist, maybe because i’m not a teenager but this is a great first week sales.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0f801MMIN1qm0kmzo1_r1_500.gif

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    yeyay says:
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    Good numbers but it signals that Bieber is reaching the oversaturation point…There SO much Bieber, people can lose interest out of being sick of Bieber very quickly…Good thing his team sold the tour out before the album…that will help with longevity as long as radio is on board…still don’t know if US radio wants to support him beyond Boyfriend…I’m sure they’ll find a way to get him on the Olympics…As for Usher, the POP (That Awful Scream Song) thing is the reason for his sales AND lack of PROMO (RCA WTF????)…shocked that he’ll still be under 200k as total album sales after 2 weeks, hope his BET Awards performance is Urban Vocal FIRE!!!!

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    Janice Replied:

    I don’t like RCA! I think they have a side agenda against R&B artists. Usher’s promotion was better than most so I’m not really sure where he went wrong? Or is it just time to acknowledge the fact that R&B doesn’t sell like Pop, Country or Hip Hop?

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    yeyay says:
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    Also…I really thought Bieber was big in the UK…he’s No 1, but only like 38k and not that far ahead of Cheryl Cole…..Did One Direction take all his UK fans????

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    kelly says:
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    It is a flop. The LP was on sale for….$ 4.99c

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    Janice Replied:

    Was it really? So the record companies and music distributers conspire to push some and not others. Why am I surprised?

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    CBE says:
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    Why are people hating who are yall trying to kid? if these first week sales went Biebers it would be all great, I dont like the kid but considering his albums had not surpassed 300k before this is an achievement for him BUT that ” Pop Prince” b*******! TGJ be trippin sometimes.

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    mob Replied:

    I agree with you to a point! I say good for him! I wont be buying it as I am not a fan. I must say however, I did expect him to sell a bit more as he is America’s Sweetheart! He is a MEDIA DARLING! He has been on every program across the globe giving mediocure performances and being hailed as the NEW KING of POP (as if)! But 300k plus isn’t bad at all or is it for a Pop star? I can’t keep track. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    bADU WEAVE says:
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    FLOP FLOP FLOP….given all the hype and promos, this is a fail..Proof that people are tired of him. his fanbase is growing up… he’s just the next britney spears, famous in his teens, fading with age n time

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    mob Replied:

    Do you remember the commotion involving Bieber not winning the New Artist Award at the Grammy’s 2 years ago? An irate reporter actually said “well they know he wont be around too long so they should have allowed him to win that award”!

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    bADU WEAVE says:
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    FLOP FLOP FLOP….given all the hype and promos, this is a fail..Proof that people are tired of him. his fanbase is growing up… he’s just the next britney spears, famous in his teens, fading with age n time

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  • June 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Blackman says:
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    FLOP!!!

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    nini says:
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    Shame !!!! i thought he would do better

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    PrettigurlrockD says:
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    Yawn. this belieber fad is finally burning out slowly. We all know he gonna come out the closet by the time he’s 20 years old. He will be another Jonas brothers and Aaron carter in a few years once he loses his looks. No real grown women like him. So sick of this dweeb and his dumb fans.

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    Stephen Replied:

    Are any of the Jonas Brothers gay? No. So, Justin Beiber isn’t gay, either

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    mob Replied:

    The Powers That be have a formula that has worked in every industry especially film, television & the music industry for years.

    The Jonas Brothers = Hanson Brothers
    Justin Bieber = Justine Timberfake
    Graycen Chance = Jesse McCartney
    Brad Pitt = Robert Redford
    Tom Cruise = Rock Hudson

    They roll them in and out like a assembly line!

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    CzarM says:
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    Man, these #’s are very average. Anything under 500k is not especially impressive, and anything under 200k is an outright flop. Now couple that with all the promo AND how he has a fan base who has nothing else to spend money on but music and you’ll see how he still failed to create a wave with this. Stop acting like this is through the roof. I’ve seen some earth shattering first week sales, and this ain’t even in that zip code. Bieber ain’t owning s***.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    JER says:
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    So Justin Beiber selling 200k less than he was projected to do is a hit? And BeYAWNce selling 100k less than what he’s projected to is a smash, but Rihanna selling what she was projected to is a flop?

    #thatdownsyndrome
    #youtried
    #webadumad

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    EJ Replied:

    Rihanna opened with 197k. Yes, that’s a flop. A big one. She’s supposed to be some kind of “It Girl” of the moment AND this all happened during Black Friday shopping week.

    Sit down and don’t embarrass yourself by speaking again.

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    Stephen Replied:

    Ehm. Rihanna’s albums have legs I.e longevity. So first week sales don’t matter for her. She is just like Madonna who also never enjoyed huge first week sales

    Gilberto Replied:

    A flop is to not have a Platinum album after a smash hit like We Found Drugs. A flop is Talk That Flop is already on the bottom of the charts. A flop is to not have a #1 album.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    army of queen Aaliyah says:
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    Really Over 300k For Someone With A Non Existent Vocal Range ? #DEAD

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    Stephen Replied:

    “Non Existent Vocal Range”?! You’re kidding, right? Every singer has some range, and no singer’s range is unlimited.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    White girl mob says:
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    I hear a lot of b**** ass n***** on here talking bout he did good for his first week sales and some n***** saying he flop.

    What ya n***** don’t know is when kreayshawn album drop august 14, the world will never be the same again cause she is creative she knows what she doing when it comes to music. Everybody on twitter & Facebook is going ham over this debut album they calling it a classic and it not even out yet.

    n***** in my hood is going ham kreayshawn ain’t s*** to f****** play with. She diss nicki Minaj and her b**** ass didn’t respond to kreayshawn cause nicki Minaj see kreayshawn as a threat.

    I’m telling ya when kreayshawn album sell 435,000 copies the first week I’m going be going ham on this site.

    Kreayshawn got this in the bag and ya b**** n***** is hating

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    CBE Replied:

    LOL! Kreayshawn must be popping that p**** huh? we dont want her floping ass… 435k b****? LOL I am so in the mood for jokes today.

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  • June 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    GURL says:
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    Congrats to the Biebs, and if he underperformed, well it’s better then nothing eh!

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  • June 27, 2012 at 2:53 am
    aishaaguilerakeys says:
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    Those are big numbers, esp in today’s industry ! Lots of artists would love to pull those numbers. And Sam, leave Usher alone ! He’ll be fine !

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  • June 27, 2012 at 2:56 am
    Gilberto says:
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    It’s pathetic to see these basic bitches talking about flop. His album sold very well. We’re in the middle of the year, the sales aren’t that great. If this were released around Christmas, it could’ve sold close to 500k.
    Usher’s lastest album is a flop. It debuted selling 100k+. It is going to take forever to get a Gold certification. In other hands, Bieber’s album will probably get a Platinum certification. It sold more than the other top 5 together!!! This is quite impressive.
    Neither Rihanna nor Katy Perry have ever put out these numbers (even during Christmas period).

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  • June 27, 2012 at 3:08 am
    Kayla says:
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    those are good sells so if you think different, suck a big hairy uncut d***!! people would die for those numbers altho some people got higher. and twitter was ramshacked by #Believe TT…everybody loved the CD, from fans to critics to Mary H. Blidge to Taylor Swift to Meek Mill…the album gets a 8/10 from me just because he needs to find a NEW topic…like damn, make another song to/about a girl and imma start 2 question yo sexuality…

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  • June 27, 2012 at 3:11 am
    Kayla says:
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    i swear @whitegirlmob be preachin 4 kreayshawn but the b**** is ghost…its like shes her only fan…

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  • June 27, 2012 at 3:52 am
    Tbozfan10 says:
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    I’m no fan of Bieber at all, but what kind of idiot calls the highest debuting album of the year a flop?! You sound stupid.

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  • June 27, 2012 at 7:35 am
    Lolax says:
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    less than expected

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  • June 27, 2012 at 8:06 am
    mr.m says:
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    LOL!!!!!!!
    YAS! I ‘Believe’ .. believe it is A F-L-O-P xD
    #FLOP

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  • June 27, 2012 at 9:11 am
    KAT DELUNA FAN says:
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    great beibs’ killing them softly

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  • June 27, 2012 at 9:26 am
    TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! says:
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    waits for Taylors album to easily sell more then this!!!

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    mob Replied:

    God I can;t wait for Shina Twain to drop a CD to shut this chick all the way down! Who is the nxt man she’s going to whine about Taylor Lautner? Did he too break her little heart? :-)

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    TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! Replied:

    Atleast her music is her own an not just songs that are given to her by her record label. She isnt no puppet!

    Mrs Twain has had her time. She’ll never outsell Taylor.

  • June 27, 2012 at 9:54 am
    JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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    Those are not good sales. The industry is in a very bad position. Adele´s success was just an exception it seems. One of the artists whom never flopped before first week flopped last week (Usher). Mary J Blige flopped last fall and she always did good before. Britney´s and Beyonce´s last ones underperformed compared to their previous ones. Only people left are Alicia Keys and very very few more. But I think it´s coming for them too.
    If Beiber (the phenomenom of the moment, an awful one I know haha) can´t do really huge numbers, I doubt anybody can, except for Xmas time maybe. This is going downhill too fast

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    mob Replied:

    It’s a product of a controlled music industry & media constantly surpressing great artists while boosting their favorite media props. It’s sad when you just about know who will be on an award show & who will win in every category as everything appears to be fix & rigged for a ew to achieve!

    The state of play is sad indeed!

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    yeyay Replied:

    Sooo true…the controlled playlist for like only 10 artists and promo for only some artists has KILLED music…Great Artists do not have a chance or a an equal playing field…Soon, all they’ll have are a bunch of FloRida types…singles only…no artist development in the mainstream…Michael Jackson is turning in his grave over how The Powers That Be have destroyed POP music…

  • June 30, 2012 at 3:02 am
    TruthGiver says:
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    Yah i believe this album flopped big time, you guys have to remember he’s been talking about this album for like 6 months now, even before it came out, and every single day on his twitter he would bring it up, they spent so much money promoting this album…you guys need to stop making up excuses for him, Justin Bieber is fading away…Most think because it is known as “years biggest debut” that it sold good, NO that is only media naming it!, in 2009 his world album sold 220k, and thats when he first came out, its 2012, and since everybody is judging artists fans now based off of twitter, shouldnt he have sold atleast 1 million, i mean he does have 24 million followers and always brags about it!..
    Dont use todays industry, or illegal downloading as an excuse, true fans do not download illegally, they go out and buy the album!, and thats a fact, and remember illegal downloading has been around since early 2000′s….i didnt see those artist flop, people are just tired of the artist now a days, they are not good musicians, thats why most of their stuff isnt being sold, and to the industry 370k is good, no its not good, artists used to sell millions in their first week…his NBC special flopped as well!..he is going down right before our eyes..he has been burnt out, but the media makes it seem like he isnt..his career his fake, he is a bait for money, not a legendary artist, just wait till another new young artist comes out and how everyone will go to him, plus ever since one direction, his fans have been leaving him too…people talk about him to much for no reason, remember Chris Brown came out 16 and they never spoke about how if his voice changes will he still stick around..bla bla, a true artist sticks around, he is a teen heartthrob who is hated by most of the world except his fans! :)

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  • July 1, 2012 at 7:29 am
    kijano says:
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    Sorry but those numbers are good. Let’s see how it does on the long term

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