Justin Bieber Tops Himself on the Billboard Hot 100
“You should go and love yourself,” Justin Bieber advises on his Ed Sheeran-assisted Purpose acoustic ballad. As it turns out, Bieber’s gone and just done that by climbing right on top of himself on the charts.
Billboard reports today (Feb. 1) that “Love Yourself,” the first No. 1 record in the UK of 2016, has replaced “Sorry” on top of this week’s Billboard Hot 100.
The chart company supplied Bieber’s most recent chart accolades, including a unique achievement now shared with a fellow Justin:
“Love Yourself” is the Hot 100’s 1,050th No. 1 and Bieber’s third, with “Sorry” and first leader “What Do You Mean?” (which falls 10-17 after spending its record-tying first 21 weeks in the top 10) all from his album Purpose. He’s the first artist to score three No. 1s from an album since Swift (“Shake,” “Space” and “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar), via 1989 in 2014-15. Bieber is the first male to notch three Hot 100 No. 1s from an album since another Justin almost 10 years ago: Justin Timberlake tallied three from FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006-07: “SexyBack,” “My Love” (featuring T.I.) and “What Goes Around…Comes Around.”
Other notable achievements on this week’s chart include the debut of Rihanna‘s “Work” at No. 9, as well as the skyrocketing of Selena Gomez‘s “Hands To Myself” from No. 21 to No. 7 following her Saturday Night Live debut. It seems Justin and Selena just can’t stop running into each other — even on the charts.
Check out the full Top 10 over at Billboard.
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