Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Justin Bieber Poops Out At Number 1 After One Week


Justin Bieber’s reign at number 1 lasted one week. His “Believe” album had no legs as it turned out. Just a hair cut. is predicting that “Believe” will drop from number 1 to number 3 by the time the sales week ends on Sunday. Bieber sold 373,000 copies in his debut week. But in the second week, the number will fall to between 125,000 to 150,000–at least 50% off. But readers of this column could have guessed that cosnidering our close examination of Bieber’s sales, especially through So what’s the new number 1? Linkin Park should come in with 230K to 250K. And second is Maroon 5, which has a hit single already in “Payphone.” They’ll do between 200K and 220K. Maroon 5 is a real success story im reinventing itself. Band leader Adam Levine is on “The Voice,” acting. and growing into a mainstream personality. Plus, the band scored a major hit last year with “Moves Like Jagger.” Congrats to Octone Records’ James Diener, who’s been with them from the start. As for Bieber, lack of substance is a major obstacle. My guess is he goes the Donny and Marie route, and hosts a variety show.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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