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Justin Bieber Expected to Top One Direction on 'Billboard 200'

Justin Bieber Expected to Top One Direction on 'Billboard 200'

Justin Bieber‘s new album Purpose is expected to top the Billboard 200 chart this week, beating out fellow newcomer Made in the AM from One Direction.

The 21-year-old singer will achieve his sixth number one album on the chart with expected pure album sales of 450,000 copies. His equivalent album units with streaming and other factors built in is 525,000.

One Direction will debut at number two on the chart this week with pure album sales of 400,000 to 425,000 copies. The group is expected to achieve 475,000 equivalent album units with streaming added in.

Both albums are performing a lot stronger than originally predicted. Industry experts had pegged both albums to debut with around 300,000 copies sold, so it shows that the fans sure are turning out in full force!

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