Justin Bieber may have made his fans wait five years for new music, but it seems that the wait was worthwhile: Changes, which came out early last year, began a decade-long string of No. 1 albums. The singer returned with Justice, which also topped the charts, just over a year after releasing the record. It returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on April 17th, only a month after its release.
With 74,000 units sold, including 67,000 streaming equivalent album units and 6,000 pure album sales, Justice regained its crown. Justice is Bieber’s first album to spend several weeks at the top since his 2010 release My World 2.0. The album’s popularity can be attributed in large part to Bieber’s track “Peaches,” which features Giveon and Daniel Caesar. He became the first male solo artist to have a song and an album debut at the top of two separate charts in the same week when the single debuted at No. 1. Last week, the song was ranked No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Demi Lovato’s seventh consecutive top-five album, Dancing With The Devil, is another notable presence on this week’s albums list… The Art of Starting Over debuted at No. 2, while Lil Tjay’s sophomore album Destined 2 Win debuted at No. 5.