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Justin Beiber’s First Four Albums To Make Vinyl Debuts on Feb 12

Fresh off the chart-topping debut of his fourth studio album, Purpose, global superstar Justin Beiber will see his first four releases – My World EP (2009), My World 2.0 (2010), Believe (2012) and the previously digital-only compilation Journals (2013) – on vinyl for the first time on February 12 through Universal Music Canada.

Justin Beiber burst onto the music scene as a teenager after being discovered on YouTube by manager Scooter Braun, who signed him to his joint venture RBMG label with Usher, releasing the seven-song My World EP on November 17, 2009. The disc debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 137,000, and was certified platinum less than two months after its release, topping the Canadian album chart in the process. Two singles were released from the EP, “One Time”, which went Top 20 in five different countries, while “One Less Lonely Girl” went Top 10 in the US and Top 15 in Canada.

The EP was meant as an introduction to Justin Bieber ’s full-length studio album bow My World 2.0, which came out March 19, 2010, debuting #1 on the Billboard 200 with US sales of 283,000 copies, eventually selling 3.1 million, earning a GRAMMY ® nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. My World 2.0 went #1 in Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, charting in the Top 10 of 15 countries overall, thanks to his first headlining tour. The lead single “Baby” featuring Ludacris sold 12 million US copies to go 12X platinum, while “Eenie Meenie”, with Sean Kingston and “Somebody To Love” both went platinum.

Believe, Justin Beiber ’s third studio album came out on June 15, 2012, and featured a more mature dance-pop, contemporary R&B feel, with collaborators such as Diplo, Max Martin and Darkchild. The release debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, his fourth to do so, and topped the charts in Canada, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand Sweden and the UK with worldwide sales exceeding three million. The album produced hit singles in the 3X platinum “Boyfriend”, the 2X platinum “As Long As You Love Me” (with Big Sean), the 2X platinum “Beauty And A Beat” (with Nicki Minaj) and the platinum “All Around the World” (with Ludacris.

Journals was a digital-only compilation of tracks that came out on December 23, 2013, and is only now available in physical form as a vinyl LP. Justin Beiber preceded its release with a 10-week digital download campaign, “Music Mondays,” in which he released a new song every Monday night. Aside from these tracks, Journals includes five previously unreleased songs recorded while the singer was on his Believe tour between 2012 and 2013. The album found Bieber working with a variety of R&B producers, including The Audibles, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Andre Harris, Cali The Producer, D.K. the Punisher, Soundz, Chief Tone, T-Minus, Maejor Ali, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Sir Nolan, while collaborating with hip-hop icons, Future, R. Kelly, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and Lil Wayne. The album was not submitted for sales tracking, so it never did chart in Billboard, but has reportedly sold 1.5 million copies to date. Released singles included “Heartbreaker”, “All That Matters” and the gold “Confident”, featuring Chance the Rapper. Journals would be the last album release from Bieber until his present comeback, Purpose, which is currently breaking records all around the world.

Here are the vinyl tracklistings with each side indicated:

My World
1. One Time (Side A)
2. Favorite Girl (Side A)
3. Down To Earth (Side A)
4. Bigger (Side A)
5. One Less Lonely Girl (Side B)
6. First Dance (Side B)
7. Love Me (Side B)

My World 2.0
1. Baby (Side A)
2. Somebody To Love (Side A)
3. Stuck In The Moment (Side A)
4. U Smile (Side A)
5. Runaway Love (Side A)
6. Never Let You Go (Side B)
7. Overboard (Side B)
8. Eenie Meenie (Side B)
9. Up (Side B)
10. That Should Be Me (Side B)

Believe
1. All Around The World (Side A)
2. Boyfriend (Side A)
3. As Long As You Love Me (Side A)
4. Catching Feelings (Side A)
5. Take You (Side A)
6. Right Here (Side A)
7. Fall (Side A)
8. Die In Your Arms (Side B)
9. Thought Of You (Side B)
10. Beauty And A Beat (Side B)
11. One Love(Side B)
12. Be Alright (Side B)
13. Believe (Side B)

Journals
LP 1
1. Heartbreaker (Side A)
2. All That Matters (Side A)
3. Hold Tight (Side A)
4. Recovery (Side A)
5. Bad Day (Side B)
6. All Bad (Side B)
7. PYD (Side B)

LP 2
1. Roller Coaster (Side A)
2. Change Me (Side A)
3. Confident (Side A)
4. One Life (Side A)
5. Backpack (Side B)
6. What’s Hatnin’ (Side B)
7. Swap It Out (Side B)
8. Memphis (Side B)

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