Justin Bieber makes chart history with 17 songs on the Hot 100
Is there a bigger pop star that Justin Bieber in the world right now? Judging by the charts, the answer is no. The singer broke a record previously held by the Beatles and Drake this week by launching 17 hits into Billboard’s Hot 100. As Billboard reports, the Beatles had 14 simultaneous hits during the week of April 11, 1964 while Drake matched their number on March 7 and October 17 this year.
Thirteen of the hits are debuting on the chart this week—also a record—as they are all off the 18-track collection, Purpose. Purpose, for its part, debuted at No.1 on the Top Albums charts, beating out One Direction’s presumed final collection, Made in the A.M. and broke Spotify’s single week streaming record upon release when the album was spun 77 million times last week.
Bieber had the biggest opening week of the year, but based on Adele’s latest numbers — her new album 25 sold 2.3 million copies in its first three days in the U.S. — he’ll cede the honor to her on Sunday.