Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” is to Dominate the Charts
We have previously shared how Justin Bieber should not be sorry for debuting at #2 of the Billboard charts as his digital sales and online presence have stayed strong (check it out here). True enough, as he released his full album “Purpose” and dropped his music videos one by one, he has ultimately proven he won’t settle for anything less.
The Biebs has beaten The Beatles and Drake in having the most number of songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in a single week. Seventeen songs from Bieber’s album have landed on the chart dated December 5 (13 of which are debuts, which entitles him to another record). This has toppled the 14 song-record set by The Beatles on April 1964 and Drake on March and October of this year. These phenomenal songs, along with their rankings, are as follows:
No. 2 – “Sorry”
No. 4 – “Love Yourself”
No. 5 – “What Do You Mean?”
No. 19 – “I’ll Show You”
No. 31 – “The Feeling” (featuring Halsey)
No. 34 – “Where Are U Now” (Skrillex & Diplo With Bieber)
No. 42 – “Mark My Words”
No. 43 – “Purpose”
No. 49 – “No Pressure” (featuring Big Sean)
No. 53 – “Company”
No. 54 – “No Sense” (featuring Travi$ Scott)
No. 67 – “Life Is Worth Living”
No. 74 – “Children”
No. 81 – “Been You”
No. 88 – “We Are” (featuring Nas)
No. 90 – “Get Used to Me”
No. 98 – “Trust”
Bieber will not have enough time to savor this accomplishment, though, as he has achieved another one with his album debuting at the top of Billboard 200. From its release on November 13 up to the week ending November 19, “Purpose” has sold 649,000 units as gathered by Nielsen Music. This is the biggest total sales for an album in a week since Billboard 200 started tracking the weekly popularity of albums on December 2014.
Of the said unit earning, 522,000 are from pure album sales which is Bieber’s all-time high as well – pushing One Direction’s “Made In the A.M.” album to the 2nd spot with 459,000 unit sales including 402,000 coming from traditional album sales.
This is the Canadian heartthrob’s sixth No. 1 album on Billboard 200. His previous chart-toppers were: My World 2.0 (2010), Never Say Never: The Remixes (EP) (2011), Under the Mistletoe (2011), Believe (2012) and Believe: Acoustic (2013).
While Adele’s “Hello” is still the US’ No. 1 single, the Biebs’ is unapologetic as “Sorry” surpassed the British belter in her home base. “Sorry” is the new No. 1 UK single per Billboard chart also dated December 5, shoving “Hello” to the No. 2 spot after its three-week reign.
With eight songs in the top 40 at the same time, Bieber and his new album have broken another record.
Previous record-holder was Elvis Presley who had 7 singles simultaneously in the chart in 1957. Similar to his US record, Bieber has 3 singles in the top 5 of the UK charts.
JB must be making record-breaking a habit this week. “Purpose” has been streamed globally for 205 million times and in the US for 77 million times in Spotify. This just broke both global and US records of the site’s most streamed album during the first week of release.
Adding all these up, it is no wonder Bieber is also at the top of the most recent Billboard Artist 100 chart. It is his second week in the said chart that ranks artists by measuring the combination of album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction.
The charts may fluctuate in the next days as Adele’s full album is already out but there is no denying that Justin Bieber has made a great comeback.
If all these still do not suffice, here is the American Music Awards 2015 finale that’s turning everyone to a Belieber. And for more Bieber fever, make sure to tune in to V81 Radio as we feature JB’s hit songs from his “Purpose” album on Hot Pick of The Week and every Saturdays and Sundays on All Hits Weekened from 6AM to 9AM and 7PM to 12MN Philippine time.
Justin Bieber closing the American Music Awards 2015 with a medley of his songs “What Do You Mean?”, “Where Are U Now?” and “Sorry”. Watch here.