Justin Bieber' 'Sorry' Is New No. 1 Atop Billboard Hot 100 Chart

Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Dethrones Adele, Scores His Second No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

Bow down. Justin Bieber’s juggernaut, “Sorry,” is the new No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, after dethroning Adele’s leviathan “Hello.” In so doing, he becomes the first male artist to reach that position in 2016, and is the youngest artist to twice debut at No. 1 on the chart.

Proving it’s definitely not too late to say I’m sorry, the Prince of Pop, and current Alexander the Great of music, has ascended to the top of the chart and unseated the Brit songstress after her 10-week reign.

Bieber lands his second No. 1 on Billboard’s chart (dated January 23), eight weeks after “Sorry” debuted at No. 2 when Adele took the top spot on the Hot 100.

The Skrillex and Blood-produced “Sorry” is the second single from the superstar’s commercially buoyant and critically acclaimed Purpose album, which debuted atop Billboard’s 200 Albums chart a week after its November 13 release. It was the singer’s sixth time No. 1 debut atop that chart.

Bieber’s second Hot 100 No. 1 comes after he topped it for the very first time with lead single “What Do You Mean?” on September 8 (for the chart dated September 19.) The 21-year-old became the youngest artist to launch a single atop the Hot 100 in the chart’s history, and now again with “Sorry.”

For Bieber, 2015 saw his unequivocal personal and musical comeback. Currently, the heartthrob is No. 1 in the U.S. with “Sorry.” He is also No. 1 in the U.K., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and Ireland with “Love Yourself,” the Ed Sheeran-Bieber penned acoustic kiss-off — which also features on Purpose — is on track to be the Biebs’ third Hot 100 No. 1.

Incidentally, “Sorry” is the 1,049th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 57-year history. The song racks up a fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, and the On-Demand Songs chart, for an eighth week.

On the Radio Songs chart, the island-flavored song is at No. 2 and moves down to No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart. The Biebs’ “Love Yourself” is the new No. 1 on the latter chart.

“Sorry” is also king on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs radio airplay chart, which follows Bieber’s previous No. 1 on that chart with 2012’s “As Long as You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean).

Elsewhere in the Hot 100 chart, Bieber takes the No. 3 spot with “Love Yourself.” In addition to its No. 1 Digital Songs placement, the song is No. 3 on Streaming Songs, and No. 12 on Radio Songs.

Longplayer single “Mean” falls out of the Top 5 on the Hot 100 to No. 8. Meanwhile, Purpose remains at No. 2 on Billboard’s 200. Now platinum in the U.S., having sold 1.3 million copies in its first eight weeks, it’s sold over three million copies worldwide.

Update: On January 11, the Official Charts Company confirmed in its Top 40 midweek update that Bieber still holds on to his No. 1 spot with “Love Yourself,” while “Sorry” is at No.2. Hot on his heels for the the No. 2 position is Shawn Mendes at No. 3 with. “Stitches.” Sigala’s “Sweet Lovin” is at No.4, with Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ rounding off the top five in the update.

Earlier this week, Bieber made Irish and U.K. chart history by landing the top three placements in both countries’ singles charts.

The superstar became the first act to score the top three spots in the Irish singles chart for two weeks running. “Love Yourself’, “Sorry,” and “What Do You Mean?” are at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 respectively. The Canadian is the first artist to score such a feat in the history of the Irish chart.

Purpose has spent eight weeks on the Irish charts. Now, 25 has been pushed to No. 2 after reigning at the top a week after its November 20 release.

“What Do You Mean?” is now triple platinum in Ireland. Released as a lead single from the album, it held the No. 1 spot for seven weeks.

Over in the U.K., Bieber is now the first artist in history to lock down all three top positions on the official singles chart. “Love Yourself” was the first No. 1 of 2016 in the U.K. singles chart.

“Love Yourself” enters its fifth week at No. 1. “Sorry” nips at its heels at No. 2, and “What Do You Mean?” moves to No. 3 respectively on the U.K. chart.

It’s a massive official chart record. No other artist has ever held the top three spots in the U.K. singles’ chart at the same time. Not even The Beatles, Madonna, and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Following the release of “What Do You Mean?” back in August and logging in weeks atop the U.K. singles chart throughout September, Bieber has held at least one position in the Top 5. After dropping Purpose in November, eight tracks from the album entered the Top 40, setting a new record for a living artist and beating out Elvis Presley.

Purpose has now gone double platinum in the U.K, less than two months after its release. “What Do You Mean?” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself” are all platinum.

Purpose previously debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 Albums chart back in November, with a record-breaking 17 songs entering the Hot 100. In so doing, Bieber broke previous records set by Drake in 2015 in two separate week frames, and The Beatles with 14 songs respectively in 1964.

Purpose went on to break first day (36 million), U.S. first week (77 million), and global first week (over 205 million) streaming records on Spotify. As of this week, “Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” currently hold the top three positions in different configurations on Spotify globally, the U.K., U.S., and in Canada. The album is platinum in the U.S, and holds similar certifications (or greater) around the world.

In Australia, “Love Yourself” became the first No. 1 single on the ARIA chart. “Sorry” is at No.3 and “Mean” is at No. 9

Meanwhile, Bieber is also doing the business on multiple iTunes charts. On January 4, “Love Yourself” dethroned Adele’s leviathan “Hello” from the No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes singles sales chart, while “Sorry” is at No. 3.

On the U.K. iTunes chart, Bieber is No. 1 with “Love Yourself” and No 2. with “Sorry.” On Canada’s iTunes singles iTunes chart, “Love Yourself” is No. 1 and “Sorry” is No. 4. Purpose is triple platinum in Canada.

Bieber will kick off his Purpose World Tour in Seattle, Washington on March 9.

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