One Direction had more chart success in North America over the weekend, where their documentary film “This Is Us” (2013) was the top draw at US and Canadian cinemas. But its opening tally of $17 million couldn’t beat Justin Bieber’s music documentaries “Never Say Never” (2011) at Box Office chart. Continue
Justin Bieber becomes the youngest artist to land five chart-topping albums in the US on Wednesday (Feb6) when his latest record, “Believe Acoustic,” debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart.
As expected, “Believe Acoustic” sold 211,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The album also topped iTunes downloads charts in 63 countries, and became a hot topic on Twitter as the Beliebers raced to purchase the record as soon as it was released.
Justin previously collected No. 1 albums with “My World 2.0″ (2010), “Never Say Never: The Remixes” (2011), “Under the Mistletoe” (2011) and “Believe” (2012).
He was tied with Miley Cyrus with four chart-topping albums before turning 19, and he is the only one of nine artists in Billboard history to have a No. 1 album for four consecutive years.
DoSomething.org released its annual list of “Celebs Gone Good,” which names the top 20 stars who were the most charitable of the year.
Taylor Swift won the nod because she donated $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame museum. The non-profit also recognized her for being the youngest recipient of the Ripple of Hope Award, which she received at the Robert F. Kennedy Center earlier this month. She also work for young people battling cancer among many others.
Miley Cyrus was recognised for her work with non-profit animal activist group Saving Spot! Rescue. The organisation finds homes for dogs in kill shelters. Miley has also worked with Save The Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Channing Tatum helped raise millions for the Rainforest Foundation. He also support Angels for Animals and sponsor abused farm animals through Gentle Barn.
Lady Gaga started her Born This Way Foundation, which combats bullying and promotes acceptance of the LGBT community. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the she pledged $1 million to relief efforts.
Justin Bieber rounded out the top five, honored for his work with Pencils of Promise and his Believe Charity Drive.
Here is the list of the top twenty most charitable celebrities of 2012:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Channing Tatum
4. Lady Gaga
5. Justin Bieber
6. Robin Roberts
8. Le Bron James
9. Selena Gomez
10. Ian Somerhalder
11. Jay-Z and Beyonce
The Ottawa Citizen newspaper has given Justin Bieber the title “Newsmaker of the Year” based on the sheer amount of column inches he has taken up throughout 2012.
His relationship with Selena Gomez, chart success with second album Believe, tours, and allegations surrounding his behavior have kept him in headlines constantly over the last twelve months.
Justin had 17% of the vote, ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 15%. The survey was conducted by Ipsos Reid for Postmedia News and Global Television.
Justin shows no signs of calming down any time soon – he will be on tour for a lot of 2013, and also plans to release to an acoustic album.
What will happen to Justin Bieber next in 2013? stay tune!