With Tuesday's release of Justin Bieber's latest album Believe Acoustic, the Canadian pop star is poised to enter the record books.
The latest from the Stratford, Ont.-raised Bieber, 18, marks his third studio album (he has also released multiple remix albums).
If Believe Acoustic tops the Billboard 200 chart, he will be the first artist to rack up five No. 1 albums before the age of 19.
If he achieves the record, he will also join a rarified company of artists, including The Beatles and rapper Jay-Z, to have released four No. 1 albums in consecutive years. His past chart-toppers include 2012's Believe, 2011's Under the Mistletoe and 2010's My World 2.0. Bieber burst onto the scene in 2009 with My World.
Believe Acoustic features slower, stripped-down versions of Bieber's uptempo hits such as Boyfriend and As Long as You Love Me. It also includes several new tracks, including Nothing Like Us, a heartbreak ballad inspired by the dissolution of his high-profile relationship with singer-actress Selena Gomez. The songs largely feature Bieber singing alongside piano or guitar accompaniment, harkening back to his roots as a young busker in Stratford.
The Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles the following night, but Bieber — who did not receive any nominations this year — told Billboard he was not planning to attend.