Although two of its singles – ‘Yummy’ and ‘Intentions (featuring Quavo)’ – soared to the Billboard Hot 100’s top 5, Justin Bieber‘s latest album, ‘Changes,’ is living up to its titling as it is certainly a change of pace on the sales front for the usually top-selling Pop singer.
Even though he’s supported the project by assigning a music video of some sort to each of its tunes, the effort – which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 – didn’t enjoy the longest run on the tally’s top 10.
Yet, despite its comparative shortcomings, ‘Changes’ is still making moves.
Just ask the RIAA.
On Monday (August 17), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed Bieber’s February 14-released LP, ‘Changes,’ crossed its threshold for a GOLD plaque award. This indicates it has shifted the equivalence of 500,000 units in sales.
His fifth studio album to boast such certification, the project also took the longest to race past the GOLD finish line.
His previous official projects – ‘My World 2.0.,’ ‘Under the Mistletoe,’ ‘Believe,’ and ‘Purpose’ – were all GOLD eligible in just a month (or less) after their respective releases.