Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' Scores Second No. 1 In Australia: Unseats Adele, Remains No. 1 In U.K.

Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ Lands Second No. 1 In Australia: Dethrones Adele, Still No. 1 In U.K.

Justin Bieber’s chart slayage continues. The pop superstar lands his second Australian No. 1 with “Love Yourself,” dethroning Adele’s “Hello” on the ARIA Singles chart.

The Biebs also maintains his second week at No. 1 in the U.K. with the same track after unseating his own single, “Sorry,” last week.

“Love Yourself,” which is now certified platinum in Australia, was co-written by Bieber and Ed Sheeran and produced by Benny Blanco. It features as a song on the Canadian singer’s critically acclaimed new album, Purpose, which was released on November 13.

Bieber reigned atop Australia’s ARIA Singles chart for the entire month in September with his lead single, “What Do You Mean?” By scoring a No. 1 in Oz with “Love Yourself,” the 21-year-old sets a record as the first artist to secure a second No. 1 in 2015, Noise 11 reports.

Australia is the sixth country to send the single to No. 1 after Sweden (three weeks), the U.K. (two weeks), New Zealand, Denmark, and Ireland (to date, one week.)

Bieber’s ascent to No. 1 pushes Adele to No. 2 after the British songstress sat atop the ARIA chart for six weeks. “Hello” is certified three times platinum. The rest of the top five sees the Biebs take the third spot with another Purpose single, “Sorry,” Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” is at No. 4, and Duke Dumont rounds out the five with “Ocean’s Drive.”

Over on the U.K’s official singles chart, Bieber’s lockdown of the top two spots continues. “Love Yourself” holds on at No. 1. It did so after selling 114,000 and pulling in 5.75 million streams. “Sorry” stays at No. 2.

Last week, the heartthrob scored his third U.K. No. 1 when “Love Yourself” kicked “Sorry” from the top perch. The last living artist to achieve that feat were The Beatles in 1963 with “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

By remaining at the top of the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Bieber becomes for the first artist to unseat himself from the top spot with two songs at No. 1 and 2 for two consecutive weeks.

In other Bieber music news, fans got a welcome surprise early Wednesday following the announcement of U.K. and European dates for his 2016 Purpose World Tour.

The additional dates expand on the comeback superstar’s 64-city North American leg, which is already sold out across the U.S. and Canada.

The new Purpose world tour dates were announced in a press release via a tour management company and naturally set off ripples of excitement among U.K. and European Beliebers online.

Bieber will play a slew of arenas when European dates begin on September 14, 2016, in Berlin, Germany. France, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands follow before the nine-date U.K leg. He kicks off the Brit leg of his Purpose tour with the first of two consecutive dates at London’s 02 Arena on October 11.

The Biebs will then play Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena for dual dates beginning October 17. Two dates at Manchester Arena follow from October 20, then Sheffield on October 26. Glasgow’s SSE Hydro gets its dose of Bieber Fever on October 27. Dublin’s 3Arena will welcome the singer on November 1.

From there, the rest of the European dates include Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, more in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

Tickets for the U.K. leg go on sale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 17. Demand is expected to be sky high. Following the worldwide chart-topping success of the lead single, “What Do You Mean?”, Bieber’s Purpose album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart last month with 649,000 traditional and equivalent album sales.

[Images via Def Jam/ Universal Music Group]

Comments