Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Justin Bieber: Boyfriend debuts at #2

Justin Bieber has made yet another splash on the US charts.

Billboard reports Justin’s new single, “Boyfriend,” has debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

While Fun’s “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae held on to the #1 spot for a fifth week, Bieber’s lead single from his forthcoming "Believe" album had the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week.

"Boyfriend" opens atop the Digital Songs chart with 521,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since SoundScan began tracking digital sales (in February 2005), only Flo Rida's "Right Round" has debuted on Digital Songs with a higher total (636,000, the week of Feb. 28, 2009).

The opening digital sales total for "Boyfriend" is also the fourth-best for any song, debut or already charted.

Here are the all-time top five digital sales weeks, according to SoundScan:

636,000 - "Right Round," Flo Rida, Feb. 28, 2009
610,000 - "TiK ToK," Ke$ha, Jan. 9, 2010
559,000 - "Grenade," Bruno Mars, Jan. 8, 2011
521,000 - "Boyfriend," Justin Bieber, April 14, 2012
509,000 - "Born This Way," Lady Gaga, March 5, 2011

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Justin Bieber – Boyfriend (preview)

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