Competition over the two highly anticipated albums heated up when Bieber, 21, seemingly threw shade at 1D over Snapchat once he heard the band was dropping Made In the A.M. on Nov. 13 -- the same day as Purpose.
While fans are still taking to social media to express their opinions on the debate, the numbers prove, however, that Bieber is the true winner. Purpose sold 649,000 album equivalents in its first week out, while One Direction came in at No. 2 with 459,000 units of Made in the A.M. sold the first week.
Music isn't the only competition between the musicians, as both Bieber and Niall Horan have recently been linked to 23-year-old Gomez.
Horan was spotted cheering on Gomez backstage at KIIS-FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles last week, the same night a source confirmed to ET that the 22-year-old Irish singer and former Disney star were locking lips and being "flirty" at Jenna Dewan-Tatum's 35th birthday celebration.
Looks like Bieber may be over the drama with his longtime love for good, however, as he made it clear he already has his eyes set on another girl -- a "mystery" Instagram muse who was identified as Cindy Kimberly after the "Sorry" singer asked his 47.3 million followers if they knew who she was on Monday.