In an upset that’s probably got a lot of people reeling the world over, contemporary pop’s (somewhat) reformed bad-boy Justin Bieber has just casually smashed the Billboard record for the most songs in the Hot 100. Sitting pretty with 17 songs in the December 5 Hot 100, Bieber is now the artist holding the most titles ever to place on the chart in one week. The announcement comes following Bieber’s appearance at the American Music Awards, where he performed a medley of his biggest tracks of 2015.
The record, previously held by the Beatles (April 11, 1964) and Drake (March 7 and October 17, 2015), is only boosted by the fact that his new album Purpose has debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 – and it’s largely down to streaming. That, the Biebs’ new-found popularity with a growing demographic and the fact that every song on Purpose (or at least, the unextended version) has been accompanied by its own video clip, making it one of the most talked-about releases of the year. The only record that seems to remain untouched is the Beatles’ total domination of the Top 4 songs in the first week of April 1964, though the Biebs does boast three of the top five songs.
Here’s a run down of every single one of Justin Bieber’s songs at the numbers they appear on the Billboard Hot 100 – 13 of them being debuts. Which, you guessed it: is another record.
No. 2, Sorry (up from No. 3)
No. 4, Love Yourself (NEW)
No. 5, What Do You Mean? (up from No. 6)
No. 19, I’ll Show You (up from No. 27)
No. 31, The Feeling, featuring Halsey (NEW)
No. 34, Where Are U Now (Skrillex & Diplo With Bieber) (up from No. 49)
No. 42, Mark My Words (NEW)
No. 43, Purpose (NEW)
No. 49, No Pressure, featuring Big Sean (NEW)
No. 53, Company (NEW)
No. 54, No Sense, featuring Travi$ Scott (NEW)
No. 67, Life Is Worth Living (NEW)
No. 74, Children (NEW)
No. 81, Been You (NEW)
No. 88, We Are, featuring Nas (NEW)
No. 90, Get Used to Me (NEW)
No. 98, Trust (NEW)
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