Justin Bieber Heads To Australia For Shows, 'Mean' Holds At No 1 In Oz For Fourth Week

Justin Bieber Flies To Australia For Shows, ‘Mean’ Reigns At No.1 In Oz For Fourth Week

Justin Bieber Fever is about to hit Australia. The timing couldn’t be sweeter, since the superstar’s record-breaking smash single “What Do You Mean?” is still No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week on the country’s national ARIA chart.

The 21-year-old headed to Oz from Los Angeles international airport on Friday ahead of three-day trip down under to promote his single and as-yet-untitled new album. Photos of the singer departing from LAX surfaced the same day.

Justin updated his fans yesterday by tweeting “Headed to Oz.” He is set to perform an intimate acoustic World Famous Rooftop gig in Melbourne on September 28. Tickets were only available through official competitions.

In addition, the singer will perform the single on The X Factor Australia, ending his stay with a concert from Sydney Harbour on September 30. Billed as #BieberIsland, the iHeartRadio event is supported by Network Seven’s Sunrise and brand sponsor Optus.

“What Do You Mean?” is the lead single from the Biebs’ highly anticipated fourth studio album. It is set to touch down November 13, which One Direction have now jumped on as the release date for their pre-hiatus, fifth album Made in the A.M.

Among the firsts “Mean” has picked up: the tropical house-pop single debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. In so doing, the Canadian walked into the history books as the youngest male artist to launch atop the chart. The track is now holding at No. 2 on the chart.

Justin’s No. 1 in Australia also a first for the singer. And according to Noise11, its four-week reign on the ARIA sales chart makes it the equal second longest running chart-topping track for 2015.

“What Do You Mean?” has also returned to No. 1 for a third non-consecutive week on the U.K’s Official Singles Chart. The news was revealed by the U.K.’s Official Charts Company on Friday.

As well as soaring back atop the U.K. chart, the Biebs’ comeback song is the most-streamed track during the past week, notching up 3.2 million plays. This achievement repeats the Official Charts record it broke following its August 28 release, when it not only scored the star his first U.K. No. 1, but also pulled in 3.2 million listens in its debut week.

“Mean” is also No. 1 on national charts in Ireland, Norway, and the Netherlands. Last week it dethroned Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” to become the fastest song to hit 100 million streams on Spotify. It also set a new record as the most streamed track on Spotify in its launch week after generating over 21 million streams in five days.

The song set a record reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Singles Sales chart within five minutes after its release and went on to top 90 iTunes charts around the world. It’s reign at No. 1 on the digital download chart lasted 24 days before Drake’s “Hotline Bling” pushed it off the top spot.

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(Photo: Justin Bieber arriving at LAX International Airport in Los Angeles on Friday, September 25)

Justin’s visit to Australia follows recent promotional dates in Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam. After Oz, he will play an acoustic concert in New Zealand on October 1. During a radio interview with Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the singer assured fans that if they don’t manage to get tickets to watch him sing they will see him skateboarding around Sydney and Melbourne.

Based on footage of the Biebs’ bodyguards carrying not one but two boards at LAX in the video below, it looks like the heartthrob definitely intends to put some serious skate time in.

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