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

Published: Tuesday 26th Jun 2012 by David

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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  1. I Judge Flops June 26, 2012

    DEF A FLOP BEING THAT IT WAS PROJedted to do 500k

    • I Judge Flops June 26, 2012


    • Noel June 26, 2012

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

      • Guest June 26, 2012


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

    • Kween Ebony June 26, 2012

      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!

      • Kween Ebony June 26, 2012

        *Put out something

    • nique June 26, 2012

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

  2. RichnBlack11(Beyonce keep em MAD) June 26, 2012


  3. monsterHive June 26, 2012

    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).

    • BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 26, 2012

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

    • therealone June 26, 2012

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

      • Girrrl June 26, 2012

        Yep Alicia Keys’ has an undying fan base!

      • monsterHive June 26, 2012

        @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 June 26, 2012


      • Um OK June 26, 2012

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

    • OpD2 June 26, 2012


    • Kween Ebony June 26, 2012

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

      • Kween Ebony June 26, 2012


      • monsterHive June 26, 2012

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

    • mr.m June 27, 2012

      STFU! Fatyonce’s is a FLOP too xD

  4. Auntie_Jackie June 26, 2012

    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…….

  5. Alex Thomas June 26, 2012

    That’s huge! Fair play Justin!

  6. Facekick June 26, 2012

    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.

    • DARREN June 26, 2012

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

  7. MonsterDNA June 26, 2012

    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…

  8. JJFan1814 June 26, 2012

    The haters are gagging on this fact. Har to swallow huh? An 18 year old stomping your fave.

    Stay mad!!!!!!!


    • Vandrea June 26, 2012

      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.

      • mr.m June 27, 2012

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

  9. Um OK June 26, 2012

    I thought he would do at least 400-450 k if not gold so this is disappointing.

  10. BEYONCE’S WEAVE June 26, 2012

    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.

    • MIND _IT June 26, 2012

      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…

      • ADC143 June 26, 2012

        “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 June 26, 2012

        @ 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?

  11. Casual June 26, 2012

    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.

  12. pat June 26, 2012

    I’m not impressed. Damn. If THEE white teen heart throb can’t hit half a milli. Who will

  13. Nahjee June 26, 2012

    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

  14. MIND _IT June 26, 2012

    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.

  15. the real xoxo June 26, 2012

    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.

  16. RITANATION June 26, 2012

    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 hating on Rita Smfh

    • Teacher June 26, 2012

      Who is Rita?

  17. yeyay June 26, 2012

    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!!!!

    • Janice June 27, 2012

      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?

  18. yeyay June 26, 2012

    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????

  19. kelly June 26, 2012

    It is a flop. The LP was on sale for….$ 4.99c

    • Janice June 27, 2012

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

  20. CBE June 26, 2012

    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.

    • mob June 27, 2012

      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)_/¯

  21. bADU WEAVE June 26, 2012

    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

    • mob June 27, 2012

      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”!

  22. bADU WEAVE June 26, 2012

    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

  23. Blackman June 26, 2012


  24. nini June 26, 2012

    Shame !!!! i thought he would do better

  25. PrettigurlrockD June 26, 2012

    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.

    • Stephen June 27, 2012

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

    • mob June 27, 2012

      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!

  26. CzarM June 26, 2012

    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***.

  27. JER June 26, 2012

    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?


    • EJ June 26, 2012

      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.

      • Stephen June 27, 2012

        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 June 27, 2012

      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.

  28. army of queen Aaliyah June 26, 2012

    Really Over 300k For Someone With A Non Existent Vocal Range ? #DEAD

    • Stephen June 27, 2012

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

  29. White girl mob June 26, 2012

    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

    • CBE June 26, 2012

      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.

  30. GURL June 26, 2012

    Congrats to the Biebs, and if he underperformed, well it’s better then nothing eh!

  31. aishaaguilerakeys June 27, 2012

    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 !

  32. Gilberto June 27, 2012

    It’s pathetic to see these basic b****** 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).

  33. Kayla June 27, 2012

    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…

  34. Kayla June 27, 2012

    i swear @whitegirlmob be preachin 4 kreayshawn but the b**** is ghost…its like shes her only fan…

  35. Tbozfan10 June 27, 2012

    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.

  36. Lolax June 27, 2012

    less than expected

  37. mr.m June 27, 2012

    YAS! I ‘Believe’ .. believe it is A F-L-O-P xD

  38. KAT DELUNA FAN June 27, 2012

    great beibs’ killing them softly

  39. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! June 27, 2012

    waits for Taylors album to easily sell more then this!!!

    • mob June 27, 2012

      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? 🙂

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! June 27, 2012

        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.

  40. JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) June 27, 2012

    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

    • mob June 27, 2012

      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!

      • yeyay June 27, 2012

        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…

  41. TruthGiver June 30, 2012

    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! 🙂

  42. kijano July 1, 2012

    Sorry but those numbers are good. Let’s see how it does on the long term

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