Justin Bieber Tops the Charts

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has the top album in the country this week:

Justin Bieber scores his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Changes debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Feb. 14 via SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam Recordings, earned 231,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 20, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Justin Bieber Cancels Tour

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has canceled his upcoming tour:

Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his “Purpose” world tour citing “unforeseen circumstances” but gave no specific reasons.

The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through Oct. 10. Ticket holders will get refunds.

Justin Bieber Banned From China

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has been banned from China, according to the BBC:

Justin Bieber is indeed “talented at singing” came the reply, but nonetheless it would not be appropriate to allow him to perform, because of what it called a number of incidents of “bad behaviour.” It did not elaborate on exactly which of Mr Bieber’s run-ins with the law it was referring to.

The pop star, who was allowed to tour China in 2013, joins a long list of musicians who have found themselves similarly blacklisted. Most though, like the British band Oasis and the US group Maroon 5, because of perceived political statements, rather than on the grounds of bad behaviour.