Justin Bieber has solidified his comeback this week by breaking the longstanding record for most songs in the Billboard Top 100, previously held by The Beatles.
Right now the charts are littered with seventeen of the Biebs’ tracks, peaking with the mega-catchy single ‘Sorry‘ at number two and ending with ‘Trust‘ coming in at number 98.
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The previous record of fourteen was actually done twice, once in 1964 by The Beatles and again on October 17 by Canadian rapper and part-time dancer Drake. In many ways, Bieber’s unrivalled domination paints a fairly bleak picture of the state of mainstream pop, but all credit to him.
Apart from the Diplo and Skrillex collab, ‘Where are U Now,‘ all of the tracks are taken from JB’s latest album ‘Purpose,‘ which currently sits at number one on the Top 100 album chart as well. This is the sixth time Bieber has had a number one album, placing the former child star in rarefied air.
It has been a long comeback trail for Juzzy, after a series of embarrassing events that included dick picks, brawling with Orlando Bloom and even egging his neighbours.
The success of ‘Purpose‘ also means that the Beiebs has vanquished his greatest pop rivals in boy band One Direction to number two. He also managed to break the Spotify record for most streamed album in a week again beating Harry Styles and his group of merry Brits.
No doubt the records will continue to tumble for Bieber, especially as he starts touring the album. Not many people can say they were ever “bigger than The Beatles” but I am sure that somewhere, Justin Bieber is thoroughly enjoying having those words roll off his tongue.
And in a tiny footnote – The nation of Canada today boast two of the top three artists on the the Billboard top 100 with Drake and Bieber sitting pretty, representing the home of maple syrup, and ice hockey.
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