Biebs Sells Big!
As expected, Justin Bieber's new single ‘Boyfriend’ has made an impressive debut in the US, shifting a cool 520,000 downloads since its release last Monday (26th March).
The number is particularly meaningful since it places him at No.2 in the all-time first-week singles sales.
According to Hits Daily Double, Flo Rida's track ‘Right Round’, featuring a then up-and-coming Ke$ha, is the only track to beat Biebs, sitting at No.1 with 636,000 units moved.
Other big sellers include the Black Eyed Peas smash hit ’Boom Boom Pow’ in third place with 465,000 downloads, and Mother Monster herself, Lady GaGa's ‘Born This Way’ at No.4 after selling 447,000.
Not only are fans snapping up the single, but his real-life girlfriend, Selena Gomez, has given the song two thumbs up, telling E! News: "Is it my ring tone? No. I didn't even know you could make it a ring tone. It is a great song."
The 18-year old, who shot the video for ‘Boyfriend’ last week, recently explained the concept of the promo to MTV US.
"I mean it's not like a steady concept. It's not like 'Justin follows this girl to this spot.'
"No, it's a bunch of amazing scenes: Like a fire scene, we have an ice scene. It's kind of like bouncing back and forth. And then there's scenes of me and just a bunch of girl dancers, and just some great shots, great artistic shots, great shots of me smiling. It's fun."
Despite the success of ‘Boyfriend’, the teen heartthrob is already back in the studio working on his forthcoming LP ‘Believe’, tweeting: "Here making music addressing the past and the rumors, clearing it all up in the music. Im putting it all out there on this album. #BELIEVE,"