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MGMT 'Congratulations' Debuts at No. 2, Can't Beat Bieber

All the stories about MGMT taking a direction that was too uncommercial, not playing “Kids” at Coachella, and generally apologizing to everyone under the sun for Congratulations doesn’t appear to have affected them that much—the album has entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2.


Naturally, this comes at a time when just about anyone can have a record in the top 10, so it’s not exactly an indication that the guys from MGMT are going to become stadium-straddling superstars. In fact, the sales only amounted to 66,000 copies, which is one of those periodic reminders that music rarely sells in huge quantities these days.


Who beat our plucky Brooklyn heroes to the No. 1 slot? It was that perennial Twitter meme Justin Bieber of course, whose My World 2.0 is proving to be incredibly alluring to record buyers. Bieber is actually edging toward the 1 million sales mark—MTV estimates 760,000 copies of My World 2.0 have been sold, which puts MGMT’s achievement into a rather harsh light.


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Justin Bieber

Damn, the Beebs is a force to be reckoned with.

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He's like a giant empty vacuum, sucking everything in. Eventually there will be only one person left alive on Earth: Justin Bieber.

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Bieber's a poet: "Are we an item? Girl quit playin'" I'm pretty sure that appears in a sonnet somewhere.

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I'm pretty damn surprised congratulations sold that many copies.. seems like the leaks been out forever..


also, between this kid and drake y'all will be playing hockey in no time..


Yeah, sure, justin is great. Can i have a pancake?


MGMT got biebered. i don't wanna learn how to play hockey. looks like i'll have no choice

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yeah a lot of bands won't play a big song here and there in concerts. but in this case, it's super pretentious. makes me dislike them even more. i still like bieber though.

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party at usher's if Bieber sells a million records!

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omg justin beber is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sexy i wish he would go out with me!


Good to see the MGMT record doing well. If you still haven't heard it you can stream for free on the band's site: It's way better than J Bieber, that kid's a total sellout.

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