Justin Bieber is back in control with his new album Justice, after stepping aside last week as a rising hip-hop talent scored his first number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Justice climbs to the top of the Billboard 200 for the second time this week, winning its second frame at the top in its third week on the chart. The title moved 74,000 equivalent units this time around, with just 6,000 of those being pure sales and the rest being streaming equivalents. Justice is Bieber’s first full-length album in more than a decade to spend more than one week on the Billboard 200 chart.
Demi Lovato Comes At Number 2
Demi Lovato’s latest album, Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over, came in a very near second position on the Billboard 200, almost becoming the singer’s second No. 1. The set, which is her seventh top ten on the chart, also has 74,000 equivalent units moved, meaning it just lost by 1,000 units to Justice. The album sold 38,000 copies in its first week, with 33,000 equivalent units coming from streaming platforms.
“Anyone,” “I Love Me,” “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith, and “OK Not to Be OK” with Marshmello have all charted in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. When the chart is updated in a day or two, it’s expected that at least one more song, Ariana Grande’s duet “Met Him Last Night,” will be added to the tally.
Rod Wave’s new album SoulFly has dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 this week, after debuting at No. 1 last week. Another former No. 1 song, Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous, which topped the charts for ten weeks earlier this year, is now at No. 4. The two titles moved 67,000 and 63,000 equivalent units.
Justin Bieber Confirms He & Hailey Lacked Trust During 1st Year of Their Marriage
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) had a “very rough” time as husband and wife during their first year of marriage, according to the “Peaches” singer’s May 2021 GQ cover story—and it had to do with their “lack of trust” for one another.
“The first year of marriage was really difficult because a lot was going back to the trauma,” Justin, 27, said. There was simply a lack of trust.” Following their whirlwind engagement and marriage in 2018, the “Ghost” singer says that he was worried about scaring his wife “off” by admitting his fears about their relationship. In an interview with GQ published online on April 13, he said, “There was all this stuff that you don’t want to confess to the person that you’re with because it’s scary.” “You don’t want to frighten them away by saying, ‘I’m afraid.'”
The pair, who got engaged just weeks after rekindling their romance from years ago, married in a private courthouse wedding in New York City in September 2018. Later in 2019, the pair took vows in a South Carolina family ceremony. In his interview with GQ, Justin reveals that he has always thought it was his “calling” to be a husband. “Just to get married and have babies and do the whole thing,” he told GQ, noting that he and Hailey, 24, aren’t expecting children “right now” but will “eventually.”
The Couple Is Currently Focusing On Establishing A Healthy Relationship
For the time being, the couple is concentrating on establishing a healthy relationship and connection. “We’re only making these memories for ourselves as a couple and as a family. And it’s wonderful that we have that to anticipate. Justin told the magazine, “I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life before.” “I didn’t have a significant other when I was younger. I couldn’t love someone because I didn’t have anyone to love. I couldn’t spill into someone because I didn’t have anyone to pour into.”
It isn’t the first time people have heard about Justin and Hailey’s “difficult” first year together. Hailey also got candid about the challenges of becoming newlyweds in the public eye in her April 2021 Elle cover story.
“At the start of our marriage, all I wanted to do was hide. ‘I don’t want people in my company,’ I said. All seems to be on my tail.’ ‘Can there be no anonymity?’ I wondered. Is it possible for me to get some of it back?’ Hailey said. “I recall hearing that [turning off public comments] significantly reduces involvement.”
She went on to say that “any relationship, Hollywood or not,” can fail, but that being in the spotlight was “completely” harder. Religion was important to her and Justin in keeping their relationship strong. “However, I believe our faith binds us together. “I’m not suggesting it’s a simple task that doesn’t need effort,” she clarified. “We consult with a therapist. We do what needs to be done.”