January 11, 2016
Justin Bieber Makes Irish, U.K. Chart History: Breaks Record As First Artist To Land Top Three Singles

Justin Bieber, the current Alexander the Great of music, has made Irish and U.K. chart history by landing the top three spots in both countries' singles charts.

The 21-year-old superstar has become 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.

All three singles feature on Bieber's commercially buoyant and critically acclaimed Purpose album, which was released on November 13. The record is now No. 1 in the Irish album chart after dethroning Adele's 25 from the top spot this week.

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 holding at No. 2, and long player "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.

In the U.S. Bieber sits at No. 2 with "Sorry." "Love Yourself" is at No. 3, and "What Do You Mean?" is at No. 5 position on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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 trek around the world kicking off March 9 in Seattle, Washington on his juggernaut Purpose World Tour. The chart-topping continues.

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