Justin Bieber: New Year’s Eve Show Organizers Scared That He’ll Cancel NYC …

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Bieber tops 1D on Billboard chart.

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber edged out British boy band One Direction in a battle to the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, but his reign will be short-lived as British singer Adele looks to break records with her new release. “Purpose,” the fourth studio album by Bieber, sold 520,000 albums, 602,000 songs and was streamed 100 million times in its first week, totaling 649,000 units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Bieber was scheduled to shoot his parade performance on Tuesday evening in New York City after appearing on the “Late Show,” but abruptly canceled both for undisclosed personal reasons, CBS News reports.Justin Bieber canceled both his appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and his performance for the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 24, citing “personal reasons.” “My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show,” the 21-year-old pop star tweeted Tuesday shortly after midnight. “I look forward to making it up to you soon.” “@StephenAtHome thank you for the understanding as sometimes life kicks our ass and we need to deal with it,” he wrote. “I will see you soon.In the midst of his promo run for his latest chart topper “Purpose,” the often embattled singer has pulled out of not one but two major appearances at the 11th hour. It’s still unclear if these cancellations will impact Bieber’s other slated appearances, but he is still scheduled to perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Regardless, the show will go on without the 21-year-old heartthrob. Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, a soundtrack complement to April’s documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, was released Nov. 13 and features various demos and rarities the mercurial artist created and stored.

Purpose — which debuted at No. 1 with an impressive 650,000 copies sold — also smashed a record previously held by The Beatles, for having “the most titles that any artist has placed on the chart in a single week,” according to Billboard. Several celebrities are also expected to drop by during the parade, including “Kinky Boots” star Wayne Brady, “The Good Wife’s” Renee Elise Goldsberry,George Takei and model Taylor Hill. (TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online download sales, Adele’s heartbreak ballad “Hello” held onto the top spot with another 327,000 copies sold this week.

Bieber’s album, which critics have widely lauded, also shattered Spotify’s global record for most streams in the first week of an album’s release after logging 205 million streams across the globe, according to Nielsen Music. Bieber broke the Internet in the most embarrassing way when fully nude photos of the star on vacation snapped by a pap were widely circulated and analyzed. After rabid fans got overly excited upon his arrival in a Melbourne airport, he took to Snapchat to ask them to be more respectful and laid out his rules of engagement when it came to asking for selfies (“If you start screaming louder that’s not going to make me want to take a photo more,” he offered). And he even halted one performance to scold fans that they were clapping off-beat before demonstrating the correct way to clap to his music. “If you’re going to clap, at least clap on-beat.” “I don’t always handle things the right way but I’m human and I’m working on getting better at responding not reacting,” Bieber wrote in a lengthy mea culpa after the Oslo incident.

But as he’s continued to prove onstage — including most recently at the American Music Awards, where he closed the show with a spectacular medley — music speaks louder than words.

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