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Believe is the third studio album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, released by Island Records on June 15, 2012. He recorded more than twice as many songs as he needed for Believe and picked only his favorites.


Background[]

Justin Bieber recorded 40 songs and wrote or co-wrote on almost of them.[1]

Track listing[]

  1. All Around the World (featuring Ludacris)
  2. Boyfriend
  3. As Long As You Love Me (featuring Big Sean)
  4. Catching Feelings
  5. Take You
  6. Right Here (featuring Drake)
  7. Fall
  8. Die in Your Arms
  9. Thought of You
  10. Beauty and a Beat (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  11. One Love
  12. Be Alright
  13. Believe

Deluxe songs[]

Bonus songs[]

Singles[]

Booklet[]

Music Videos[]

Unreleased Songs[]

Unknown titles[]

  • Taylor Swift collab
    • Bieber shared the studio with country cutie Taylor Swift to work on a song. In fact, his lady love, Selena Gomez, even had some high praise for the never-released track. In the end, the Swift tune just didn't fit in with the final vibe of the album, Braun explained: "It didn't go on Believe, because there's another record they want to work on. So, it just didn't make sense at this time, and the song they did just didn't make sense on this album."
  • Adam Levine collab
    • In addition to Swift, Bieber was also trying to make something happen with Maroon 5 leading man Adam Levine. "We talked with Adam Levine about doing stuff," Braun recalled. "And he wanted too, but with everything else, we could just never get the studio time in together."
  • Kanye West collab
    • Then there was the highly anticipated collaboration between Bieber and Kanye West. Despite being pictured in the studio with Yeezy, in the end, Bieber's track with the rapper "didn't make sense at this time," Braun said.[2]

Commercial performance[]

Believe debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 374,000. It was Justin's fourth number-one album. It dropped two spots in its second week to number three with sales of 115,000 copies.

The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week in Canada, debuting atop the Canadian Albums Chart. In the following week, the album fell to number two selling 18,000 copies, behind Linkin Park's Living Things. It also debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with sales of 38,115 copies, making Justin Bieber the second youngest male solo artist ever to reach number one.

Certifications[]

Believe get the RIAA Gold and Platinum certification on July 31, 2012 for selling 500,000 and 1,000,000 copies. In May 20, 2016 recived 2x and 3x Multi-Platinum for celling 3,000,000 millions copies.

Charts[]

CHARTS (2012) PEAK POSITION
Argentine Albums (CAPIF) 1
Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
Austian Albums (O3 Austria) 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 2
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 1
Croatian Albums (HDU) 1
Czech Album (CNS IFPI) 6
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 1
Dutch Albums (Album top 100) 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 3
French Albums (SNEP) 3
German albums (Offizielle top 100) 3
Hungarian albums (MAHASZ) 18
Irish albums (OCC) 1
Italian Albums (FIMI) 1
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 7
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON) 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-Lista) 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 4
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 2
Russian Albums (2M) 25
Scottish Albums (OCC) 3
South African Albums (RISA) 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 1
Swiss Albums (Scheweizer Hitparade) 1
UK Albums (OCC) 1
USA Billboard 200 1

Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Nomination Result
2012 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Album Won
E! People Choice Awards Favorite Album of the Year Nominated
2013 Billboard Music Awards Top Pop Album Nominated
Juno Awards Album of the Year Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Nominated
Virgin Media Music Awards Best Album Won

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