Category:Album of the Year
Label:Island Def Jam*Universal
In 2012, Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber returned to the front lines with his brand new single, “Boyfriend” and album, Believe. The release debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Albums Chart, selling over 57,000 copies in its first week of release. This marked Bieber’s best one-week sales total to date and was also the biggest one-week sales total for any release so far in 2012 (as of June). Bieber’s combined album sales in Canada now total over one million. Believe, which debuted in 30 countries worldwide at No. 1, features the smash singles “Boyfriend”, “As Long As You Love Me” and Bieber’s new single, “Beauty and A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. Other guest appearances on the album include Ludacris, Big Sean and Drake. Believe is Executive Produced by Scott “Scooter” Braun and Usher Raymond IV; track producers include Max Martin, Mike Posner, MdL, Diplo, Hit-Boy, The Messengers, Zedd, Rodney Jerkins and Bieber’s vocal producer, Kuk Harrell.