The Canadian singer unseated Elvis Presley by reaching the milestone.
Earlier this month, Justin Bieber returned with his fifth album, Changes—and the LP just achieved a record-breaking feat on the Billboard 200. The Canadian icon becomes the youngest solo artist to notch seven No. 1 albums on the chart after Changes accumulated 231,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
This milestone means that the 25-year-old unseats Elvis Presley, who picked up his seventh No. 1 with 1961’s Blue Hawaii at the age of 26.
According to Billboard, the Valentine’s drop marks the third-biggest week on the chart this year, following Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By and Halsey’s Manic.
The trade mag noted that 126,000 album sales made up his debut-week total, which were boosted by concert ticket and merch bundles. Meanwhile, SEA units amounted to 101,000—which translates to 135 million on-demand streams of Changes’ 17 songs. It’s notable that Bieber shared underhanded streaming tactics with his fandom in an effort to promote his lead single, “Yummy,” last month.
The Canadian singer enlisted the help of Quavo, Post Malone, Clever, Lil Dicky, Travis Scott, Kehlani, and Summer Walker on Changes.
This is his first LP since 2015’s Purpose, which debuted at the top of the chart with 649,000 units.
Bieber beat out the likes of A Boogie wit da Hoodie (at No. 2 with 111,000 units), Tame Impala (at No. 3 with 110,000 units), and Monsta X (with 52,000 units).