Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Debuts at No. 2

Justin Bieber’s latest release “Boyfriend” has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, following behind Fun.’s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, which stays at No. 1.

“Boyfriend” opens atop the Digital Songs chart with 521,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since SoundScan began tracking digital sales (which first contributed to the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 12, 2005), only Flo Rida’s “Right Round” has debuted on Digital Songs with a higher total (636,000, the week of Feb. 28, 2009).

The opening digital sales total for “Boyfriend” is also the fourth-best for any song, debut or already charted. Here are the all-time top five digital sales weeks, according to SoundScan:
636,000 – “Right Round,” Flo Rida, Feb. 28, 2009
610,000 – “TiK ToK,” Ke$ha, Jan. 9, 2010
559,000 – “Grenade,” Bruno Mars, Jan. 8, 2011
521,000 – “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber, April 14, 2012
509,000 – “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga, March 5, 2011

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