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Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley’s US chart record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Changes is Bieber’s seventh number one album in the US, but only his second in the UK Justin Bieber’s seventh album, Changes, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart – beating a record set by Elvis Presley 59 years ago.The Canadian singer is now the youngest…

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Changes is Bieber’s seventh number one album in the US, but only his second in the UK

Justin Bieber’s seventh album, Changes, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart – beating a record set by Elvis Presley 59 years ago.The Canadian singer is now the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number one albums, at the age of 25 years.Elvis was 26 when he scored his seventh chart-topper, with Blue Hawaii in 1961.Changes, which is Bieber’s first album in four years, sold 231,000 copies last week to reach number one. It also topped the UK chart last week.The album finds the star reflecting on teen stardom as he enters adulthood, with many of the tracks dedicated to his new wife, model and actress Hailey Baldwin.It has enjoyed a warmer reception from US critics than from their UK counterparts; with the New York Times praising Bieber’s “soothing, tender” vocals and “tonally cool R&B”.The Independent newspaper was more scathing, saying that the lyrics about Baldwin “are so uninspired that [Bieber] may as
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