Justin Bieber has earned his first number-one album in the U.K. The pop star's new record "Believe" fought off competition from British singer Cheryl Cole's "A Million Lights," which debuted in second place.
Bieber, 18, thanked his fans on Twitter. He wrote, "All the experts said WE wouldnt (sic) come in at #1 in the UK...I have never had a #1 album there...but u all BELIEVED."
Paloma Faith's "Fall to Grace" came in third, Emeli Sande's "Our Version of Events" was fourth, and Amy MacDonald's "Life in a Beautiful Light" rounded out the top five.
In the U.K. singles chart, "Payphone," featuring Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa, took the number-one slot from Cole's "Call My Name," which fell to number two.
In third is "Whistle" by Flo Rida, followed by Stooshe's "Black Heart." Coldplay and Rihanna's "Princess of China" collaboration fell one spot to number five.