Justin Bieber has been on a tear recently when it comes to sharing new music with his fans. His album Justice, currently returning No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second round, arrived just a year after his last feature film Changes, and it would only be the first in a series of releases. A week after Justice Dropped out, Bieber distributed the Deluxe Edition with several new tracks, and then soon after he unleashed a surprise EP titled Freedom.
Now his last drop has brought him to more than one Billboard board he’s never appeared on before, and in doing so, his new hits showed how his faith has impacted his new music.
For the first time in his career, Bieber appears in the Hot Christian Songs chart, which ranks each week the most consumed songs of a religious nature (which are not gospel, which are counted separately) in the United States. Not only does the Canadian pop singer find his way to that tally, he sends the value of an entire project to the roster in one fell swoop.
The six songs featured on Bieber’s Freedom EP debuts on this week’s Hot Christian Songs chart, and they all start in the top 40, becoming at least momentary hits on the list.
The first track among the group is the title track, which opens the short collection. This tune, a collaboration with BEAM (which is also featured on Justice) comes in at No. 20, becoming the only top 20 in the set, at least so far.
Just two places behind this placement is “Where Do I Fit In” with Tori Kelly, Chandler Moore and Judah Smith at # 22. Towards # 25, “Where You Go I Follow” with Pink Sweat $ and Moore and Smith again . Bieber’s only solo cut, “We’re in this group,” starts at No. 29.
Next are “All She Wrote” with Moore and Brandon Lake and “Afraid To Say” with Lauren Walters, who start their time on the count at numbers 30 and 33, respectively.
In addition to his half-dozen victories on the Hot Christian Songs chart, Bieber secures his first place in the Top Christian Albums chart, where Freedom opens at n ° 3.
Here’s a look at where Bieber’s six new hits ranked in the Hot Christian Songs chart this week.
N ° 20 – “Freedom” with BEAM
N ° 22 – “Where can I fit in (with Tori Kelly, Chandler Moore and Judah Smith)”
# 25 – “I’m where you’re going (ft. Pink Sweat $, Chandler Moore and Judah Smith)”
N ° 29 – “We are together”
N ° 30 – “Everything She Wrote (with Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore)”
N ° 33 – “Afraid to say (ft. Lauren Walters)”