Justin Bieber misses the UK top 40 with track bundle


Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has missed out on the UK top 40 with a collection of tracks released for fans.

According to the Official Charts Company, the Canadian singer reached number 46 with Journals, which went on limited release in December.

On 10 days in October, November and December, the star released a new track as part of Music Mondays.

Fans could then either use a complete my album feature in iTunes or wait and download the record in one go.

Fans greet Justin Bieber

After its first week in the chart, it fell to number 94 on Sunday.

The collection of tracks, which was released for fans, is not an official studio album and was only available to buy on iTunes for a limited period between 16 December and 2 January.

Bieber's record company in the UK, Virgin EMI, says there was never any expectation that the collection would reach the top 40 of the Official Album Chart.

My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring
Justin Bieber

There are no chart reports for the fan compilation in the US as, according to Billboard, iTunes have not released sales figures to Nielsen SoundScan.

The online Apple store is the only retailer to sell the album, which had an exclusive deal with the singer.

Details of his next album will be announced at the end of the year.

Previously the pop star has seen all of his albums make the top 20 in the UK, with My World peaking at number three and 2012's Believe spending a week at number one.

Justin Bieber and Usher
Image caption Justin Bieber was joined by his mentor Usher at the premiere of Believe

His latest film, also called Believe, has taken less than $6m (£3.7m) at the US box office.

Released on Christmas Day, the movie goes behind the scenes as well as featuring performance clips.

Never Say Never, his first feature which came out in 2011, made more than $73m (£44.5m), of which $29m (£17.8m) was taken in its first week.

Last month Justin Bieber suggested he was quitting music.

The singer tweeted: "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring" to his 48 million followers.

Earlier claims he was retiring, made in an interview he did with a US radio station, were later denied by his manager, Scooter Braun, who said the 19-year-old would only be taking a break in 2014.

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