Justin Bieber album 'Under The Mistletoe' debuts at No. 1
Teen pop star Justin Bieber's latest album, the Christmas-themed record "Under The Mistletoe," has hit No. 1 on the U.S. chart and has already sold more than 210,000 copies since it was released on November 1.
The 17-year-old's album contains several traditional Christmas songs, such as "Drummer Boy," featuring rapper Busta Rhymes, his latest single "Mistletoe" and duet of "All I Want For Christmas Is You," which features original singer Mariah Carey.
This marks the third time a Bieber album has hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The singer is also the first solo artist to top the chart three times before turning 18 and is the first male singer to have a Christmas album debut at No. 1 on the chart in 55 years, Billboard reported.
Bieber also broke another record earlier this month - he became the first person to have his videos viewed 2 billion times on his official channel, beating the likes of Lady Gaga, Eminem, Britney Spears and the late Michael Jackson.
The album news is sure to come as some relief for Bieber, who has been dealing with a legal problem - a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater filed a paternity suit against Bieber on October 31 at a San Diego court, saying he may have fathered her baby son. It was reported earlier this week that the singer plans to take a DNA test to try to prove he did not.
He has, however, said he plans to have children in the future. He appeared in London earlier this week to promote his new album and was asked how he planned to spend Christmas 20 years from now.
"Hopefully in 20 years, I'll have kids and stuff," he said in an interview posted by CBS News. "So I don't know, be with them."
Despite the baby drama, Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez are still together. The two recently visited Belfast, where Gomez hosted the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Odyssey Arena. Bieber performed on stage and took home awards for Best Pop and Best Male (see full list of winners).
Check out the music video for Justin Bieber's new song, "Mistletoe," below.