Justin Bieber Reclaims Top Spot On Billboard Chart. Sorry, Usher.
And so the student becomes the master. A week after ceding the #1 spot on the Billboard chart to his protege Usher, teen sensation and monolithic Internet-devourer Justin Bieber is back on top. My World 2.0 reclaimed the title this week after selling 102,000 copies — what a lovely gift to Bieber on the two-year anniversary of his signing. Based on last weekend’s performance, we’re pretty sure at least one of those purchases was made by Tina Fey. So where does all this leave the Bieb’s pal, Usher? See below for this week’s chart deets.
Bieber’s sales did slide sharply (-65%) this week, according to the trade publication, but we have a feeling he’ll be dominating the landscape for a while yet.
Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond slipped to #2 with a 72% drop in sales, to 92,000 copies, Billboard reports. Usher’s single “OMG” (watch the video here) debuted strongly at #14 on the Hot 100, while his “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” (watch here) sits at #25, which means Bieber’s pal has two big chances to keep fans interested — and to keep cash registers ringing.
Meanwhile, the biggest debut of the week on the album chart came from guitar god Slash, whose self-titled album features obsessed-Guns N’ Roses-fan Fergie (yes, this Fergie) and obsessed-Nicole Scherzinger-fan Nicole Scherzinger. (Yes, it’s too bad Velvet Revolver petered out).
The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:
1. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 2. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond 3. Slash, Slash *new* 4. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 5. Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Music! 6. Monica, Still Standing 7. Lady Gaga, The Fame 8. Justin Bieber, My World 9. Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Part Two: Return Of The Ankh 10. Madonna, Sweet & Sticky Tour *new*