Under the Mistletoe

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Under the Mistletoe
Under the Mistletoe.jpg
Studio album by Justin Bieber
Released November 1, 2011[1]
Recorded 2011
Genre Teen pop, R&B, Christmas music
Length 37:51
50:38 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Island
Producer
Justin Bieber chronology
Never Say Never: The Remixes
(2011)
Under the Mistletoe
(2011)
Believe
(2012)
Singles from Under the Mistletoe
  1. "Mistletoe"
    Released: October 17, 2011
  2. "All I Want for Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!)"
    Released: November 30, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 54/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
The New York Times (mixed)[6]
Sputnikmusic 1/5 stars[7]

Under the Mistletoe is the first Christmas album and second studio album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released on November 1, 2011, by Island Records.

Background[edit]

On August 25, 2011, Bieber announced that he would be releasing his first Christmas album and second studio album later in 2011.[8] Manager Scooter Braun and vocal producer Kuk Harrell confirmed a week later that Bieber had collaborated with Sean Kingston and Taylor Swift and had also worked with producers The Messengers.[9] Later that month, it was announced that Boyz II Men, Usher, and The Band Perry were also collaborating with Bieber on the album.[10] On September 30, 2011, Bieber released the official album cover and album name on Facebook.[10] On October 4, 2011, Mariah Carey revealed that she and Bieber recorded her song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" as a duet for the new album. Justin's version of the song "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" samples the song I Want You Back by the Jackson 5.[11]

Singles[edit]

The album's first single "Mistletoe", was written and produced with The Messengers, and it was released on October 17, 2011.[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, shipping 210,000 units during its opening week.[13] Under the Mistletoe is Justin Bieber's third number-one album, third platinum selling album, and it was the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at number-one.[13] Bieber also became the first solo artist to have three number-one albums before his 18th birthday.[13] For all of 2011, the album totaled 1,245,000 copies in US sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and was the eleventh best-selling album of the year.[14] As of December 2015, the album had sold 1,510,000 copies in the United States.[15] The album also debuted within the top 10 in Spain, Australia, Norway, and the Netherlands.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Only Thing I Ever Get for Christmas"  
  • Stewart
  • Pearce
3:12
2. "Mistletoe"   The Messengers 3:02
3. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" (featuring Usher)
3:35
4. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"  
  • Stewart
  • Pearce
3:36
5. "Fa La La" (featuring Boyz II Men)
  • Harvey
  • Josh Cross
3:05
6. "All I Want for Christmas Is You (SuperFestive!)" (duet with Mariah Carey)
4:00
7. "Drummer Boy" (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  • Harrell
  • Sean K
3:45
8. "Christmas Eve"  
  • Thompson
  • Boogie Wizzard
  • Brown*
3:43
9. "All I Want Is You"  
  • Bieber
  • Brandon Hamilton
Bieber 3:36
10. "Home This Christmas" (featuring The Band Perry)
  • Nasri
  • Turpin
3:24
11. "Silent Night"   Harrell 2:49
Total length:
37:51
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Christmas Love"  
  • Atweh
  • Messinger
  • Bieber
The Messengers 3:26
13. "Fa La La" (A Capella) (featuring Boyz II Men)
  • Shropshire
  • Bieber
  • Harvey
  • Harvey
  • Cross
2:55
14. "Pray"  
  • Atweh
  • Messinger
  • Omar Martinez
  • Bieber
The Messengers 3:32
15. "Someday at Christmas"  
  • Ronald Miller
  • Bryan Wells
Jay Riehl 2:53
Total length:
50:38
Deluxe Edition DVD Contains Exclusive Content[16]
No. Title Length
16. "In The Studio Making the Album"    
17. "Making of the "Mistletoe" Video"    
18. "Pray" (Music video)  
Note (*) denotes a co-producer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[31] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[32] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Colombia (ASINCOL)[33] Gold 5,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[34] 2× Platinum 80,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[35] Platinum 20,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[36] Platinum 15,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[37] Platinum+Gold 90,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[38] Gold 15,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[39] Gold 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[40] Gold 20,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] Platinum 1,510,000[15]
Venezuela (APFV)[42] Gold 5,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
Indonesia[16] November 8, 2011 CD, DVD Universal Music Standard, deluxe

References[edit]

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