Justin Bieber Scores Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart with ‘Justice’
Justin Bieber has achieved his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Justice debuts atop the tally with 154,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 25, according to MRC Data. According to Billboard, the album was released via Raymond Braun/Def Jam on March 18.
Justice halts the chart-topping domination of Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which spent 10 consecutive weeks in a row, all from its debut, at No. 1. It falls to No. 3 on the new chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new April 3, 2021-dated chart (where Justice opens at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on March 30.
Of Justice’s 154,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending March 25, SEA units comprise 119,000 (equaling 157.02 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), album sales comprise just over 30,000 and TEA units comprise a little more than 4,000.
Justice’s start of 154,000 represents the second-biggest debut week for an album in 2021, following Dangerous’ start of 265,000 (Jan. 23-dated chart).
The new album was previewed by a quartet of top 40-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart: Holy, featuring Chance the Rapper (No. 3; Oct. 3, 2020-dated chart); Lonely, with Benny Blanco (No. 12; Jan. 23); Anyone (No. 6; Jan. 16) and “Hold On” (No. 26; March 20). The album’s newest single is Peaches, featuring Giveon and Daniel Caesar. The track was released alongside the album, and it’s likely to bow on an array of Billboard charts dated April 3.