After a four-year album release hiatus in the music scene, Justin Bieber is back on the Billboard Album chart with his seventh album ‘Changes’ fetching the Canadian singer a new record setting. Bieber is now the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number one albums on the US Billboard chart at the age of 25.
The last to hold that record was the late Elvis Presley 59 years ago with ‘Blue Hawaii’ at the then young age of 26.
‘Changes’, which is written around Bieber’s reflection on teen stardom as he enters adulthood and also love tracks dedicated to his year-and-half-old wife Hailey Baldwin, sold 231,000 copies last week to score the number one spot and also topped the UK chart last week.
According to a BBC written article, ‘Changes’ has enjoyed a warmer reception from US critics than from their UK counterparts with the New York Times hailing Bieber’s ‘soothing, tender and tonally cool R&B vocals, whereas the Independent newspaper was more of scathing saying the lyrics about Baldwin “are so uninspired that [Bieber] may as well be declaring his love for a household appliance”.
Billboard, which compiles the chart added in their publication of Bieber’s new record that if groups were taken into consideration in this process, the four members of the rock band ‘The Beatles’ would have held the title, since they were all younger in age than Bieber when they scored their seventh number one.
Bieber is a world class act with a Grammy award and 15 American Music Awards attached to his many achievements in his music career.