NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber's UNDER THE MISTLETOE (released November 1st) debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with first week sales of 210,293 units. This is Justin's third album to enter the chart at #1 before his 18th birthday, after My World 2.0 (April 2010) and Never Say Never: The Remixes (February 2011, soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in history, $75 million).
"I am so proud of Justin and his continuing streak of #1 successes," said Steve Bartels, President/COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. "This collection of endearing new songs and inspired holiday classics kicks off the season perfectly. The incredible result is a testament to Justin's talent, his dedicated fan base and the hard work of the entire IDJ family."
UNDER THE MISTLETOE's videos include "Mistletoe" and "All I Want For Christmas Is You," Justin's collaboration with fellow IDJ superstar Mariah Carey on the new version of her all-time #1 holiday classic.
In the spirit of the season, Justin will donate a portion of proceeds from UNDER THE MISTLETOE to charity. Justin has also launched the BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE with a goal to amass millions of dollars in total charitable donations by the time his new album, BELIEVE, hits stores in 2012. The Charities to benefit are as follows : Pencils of Promise (www.pencilsofpromise.org); Make A Wish Foundation (http://wish.org); Musicians On Call (www.musiciansoncall.org); City of Hope (www.cityofhope.org); Project Medishare (www.projectmedishare.org); Grammy Foundation (www.grammy.org/grammy-foundation); and Boys and Girls Club (http://bgca.org). For more details on Justin's new BELIEVE CHARITY DRIVE, go to his newly redesigned website, www.justinbiebermusic.com.
UNDER THE MISTLETOE is a seasonal mix of traditional Christmas standards and newly penned holiday music largely co-written by Justin. The album is available both as a standard CD and as a deluxe CD + DVD edition. The latter includes four additional holiday songs on the CD, plus 25 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and the video for "Pray" on the DVD. Other guests on the album include Justin's mentor Usher (on "The Christmas Song"), Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes, and The Band Perry.
UNDER THE MISTLETOE is Justin's fifth release since he arrived at RBMG/lsland Def Jam in November 2009 with My World, containing his worldwide debut hit, "One Time," the follow-up "One Less Lonely Girl," and two more chart hits, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl." With that, Justin became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release.
Justin's follow-up, My World 2.0 struck RIAA double-platinum with its worldwide smash, "Baby" featuring Ludacris, a triple-platinum selling single in the U.S. Never Say Never: The Remixes (released Valentine's Day 2011), with its Top 10 title-tune single featuring Jaden Smith, extended Justin's platinum streak into 2011. To date, Justin has amassed more than 11 million in worldwide CD sales and is officially the most popular artist on YouTube after becoming the first star to reach an unprecedented 2 billion video views.
SOURCE Island Def Jam