Under The Mistletoe is Justin Bieber's first Christmas album, second studio album, and his sixth album overall. It was released on November 1, 2011 by Island Records. Justin had planned on doing a small EP first and then just a Christmas single.

The album has original song writter by Justin and others are classic christmas songs; he do his own versions of these.

Under The Mistletoe debuted number 1 in the Billboard 200, becoming the first christmas album by a male artist to debut at number one.


Background[edit | edit source]

Justin Bieber originally wanted a Christmas album in 2010 but it never happened. He knew his fans were waiting for new music as he hadn't released an album in the past year. Bieber knew that his Believe album would not be done by the end of Christmas but still wanted to give his fans some music.[1]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Justin had recorded a song called "Christmas With My Baby" but the track didn't end up making the album.

  1. Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas
  2. Mistletoe
  3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (featuring Usher)
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  5. Fa La La (featuring Boyz II Men)
  6. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Superfestive!) (with Mariah Carey)
  7. Drummer Boy (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  8. Christmas Eve
  9. All I Want Is You
  10. Home This Christmas (featuring The Band Perry)
  11. Silent Night
  12. Christmas Love (Deluxe Edition)
  13. Fa La La (a cappella) (featuring Boyz II Men)
  14. Pray (Deluxe Edition)
  15. Someday At Christmas (Deluxe Edition)
  16. All I Want Is You (Acoustic) (Japanese Deluxe Edition)

DVD (Deluxe Edition)[edit | edit source]

  • "In The Studio Making the Album"
  • "Making of the "Mistletoe" Video
  • "Pray" (Music video)

Commercial performance[edit | edit source]

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 210,000 copies in its first week. Becoming the first christmas album by a male artist to debut at number one and Justin became the first solo artist to have three number one albums before his 18th birthday.

By the end of 2011, the album totaled 1,245,000 copies in US sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and was the eleventh best-selling album of the year.

In December 13, 2011 the album get two RIAA certification; Gold for selling 500,000 copies and Platinum for selling 1,000,000. On June 24, 2020, recived a 2x Multi-Platinum for selling 2 millions copies in the US.

Charts[edit | edit source]

CHARTS (2011-18) PEAK

POSITION

Austian Albums (O3 Austria) 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 17
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 2
Dutch Albums (Album top 100) 10
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 12
French Albums (SNEP) 14
German albums (Offizielle top 100) 21
Irish albums (OCC) 5
Italian Albums (FIMI) 6
Latvian Albums (LAIPA) 11
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-Lista) 3
Polish Albums (ZPAV) 33
Portuguese Albums (AFP) 10
Scottish Albums (OCC) 18
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 5
Swiss Albums (Scheweizer Hitparade) 25
UK Albums (OCC) 13
USA Billboard 200 2
US Top Holiday Albums (Billboard) 1

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Year Award Nomination Result
2012 Billboard Music Awards Top Pop Album WON
Juno Awards Album of the Year Nomination
NME Awards Worst Album WON

References[edit | edit source]

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