Justin Bieber’s seventh album, Changes, has made its debut at the top of the US Billboard chart-beating a record set 59 years ago by Elvis Presley.
The Canadian singer is now the youngest solo artist to record seven albums number one, at age 25.
Elvis was 26 when he scored his 7th chart-topper, in 1961 with Blue Hawaii.
Justin Bieber rocks
Changes, which is the first album by Bieber in four years, last week sold 231,000 copies to reach number one. It also reached top of last week’s UK chart.
With many of the tracks dedicated to his new wife, model and actress Hailey Baldwin, the album finds the star reflecting on teen stardom as he enters adulthood.
It has received a warmer reception from US reviewers than its UK counterparts; with the New York Times praising Bieber’s “soothing, tender” vocals and “totally cool R&B.”
The Independent newspaper was more scathing, saying that Baldwin’s lyrics “are so uninspired that [ Bieber] can declare his love of a household appliance as well.”
“Bieber sometimes turns into a cliché,” the Slant agreed, “but the songs that rely so heavily [ on] confidence and loyalty have a real charm.”