Justin Bieber Makes History: First Artist With Three Videos To Hit 1 Billion Views On VEVO

Justin Bieber has just made history again. The superstar has become the first and only artist to have three music videos reach 1 billion views on VEVO. That’s a new record.

On Friday, (May 6), the “What Do You Mean” music video hit 1 billion views on the platform before surpassing it. The milestone was reached in the 250 days since the video dropped on August 30, 2015, when Bieber performed it that same night at the MTV Video Music Awards.

“What Do You Mean” is the lead single from the Canadian’s acclaimed, over 4 million-selling Purpose album.

Back in March, Bieber’s “Sorry” dance video broke South Korean pop star Psy’s record as the fastest male solo artist to reach 1 billion views on VEVO.

Following mobilized streaming of the video by Bieber fans, “Sorry” punched in 1 billion views in 137 days by the morning of March 7, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

Bieber first tallied 1 billion VEVO views with the music video for his signature 2010 hit “Baby” back in February 2014.

In March, the heartthrob became the first artist to reach 10 billion video views on VEVO. At the time, Billboard reported that 4 billion of those views were accrued from the official music videos for Purpose singles.

In other Justin Bieber news, his Purpose World Tour hits Philadelphia tonight after a successful two nights at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. Stars including Madonna, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, The Weeknd, FKA Twigs, and former girlfriend Hailey Baldwin, attended the Brooklyn run.

It also looks like the Bieber has a new tattoo. On his face, no less. On Friday night, random eyewitnesses tweeted that the singer was in a tattoo parlour with pals on West 4th and 6th ave in NYC.

Later, Justin was spotted partying at the Up & Down nightclub.

During his visit, Bieber got on the mic and sang over some of his Purpose hits including “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean,” and “Company.”

At one point, Justin told the audience, “I think tonight is the night that we just let everything go, have a good night, be kind to one another, spread love.”

As for the pop star’s newest tattoo. Although high-resolution pictures haven’t yet surfaced, it’s thought the Biebs had a small cross tattoo inked just below his left eye. In a picture, posted by Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu of himself and Justin at the club, the tattoo is barely visible.

Back in February, the singer was asked in his cover interview with GQ magazine, whether he’d consider getting a face tattoo. At the time, Justin said it might be something he would consider when he was much older. Since then, he clearly changed his mind. Take a look at part of that interview below.

Meanwhile, Bieber’s latest record as the first artist to have three music videos hit one billion views on VEVO will remain intact forever.

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