Hard work- as they say- always pays off in the end.
That’s right, after enjoying the commercial acclaim brought to him by his 2012 album ‘Believe‘, Justin Bieber proved his worth as one of Pop’s hardest working entertainers when he hit the studio to forge an acoustic version of the piece.
Enlisting some of the industry’s hottest writers to help him do so, his efforts to showcase his talent paid off today when the project hit #1 on the Billboard 200, marking his 5th time atop the chart.
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With 211,000 units sold in its first week, ‘Acoustic’ sits pretty atop the chart, helped in part by R&B masterminds Songwriter TC and Elijah Blake who were called in to pen two of the LP’s original numbers.
Peaking at #5 in the UK and #4 in Ireland, there remix album goes a long way to flaunting the range Bieber will need to make a clean transition from teen heart throb to adult megastar, a la ‘I Think She Knows’ maestro Justin Timberlake and his ‘Climax’ mentor Usher.
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