Justin Bieber’s `Believe` 2012’s top-selling debut album

Updated: Jun 28, 2012, 18:26 PM IST

Washington: Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ has become this year’s top selling album and has given the singer his fourth number 1.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has reportedly sold 374,000 copies following its release last week.

The album has garnered the best sales week in the singer’s young career and also debuted at top spot in 29 other countries, Fox News reported.

The album topped Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ as the year’s top debut thus far and is the best-selling first-week release since Drake’s ‘Take Care’ in December.

Kenny Chesney’s ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ came second with 193,000 albums sold.

The 18-year-old singer has sold more than 15 million albums since he put out his first record in 2009.

Fans had been impatiently awaiting the release of ‘Believe’, viewing the video for the title single 86 million times on YouTube and putting four songs in the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart simultaneously.