Published 31 August 2016
22-year-old singer Justin Bieber has had an extremely record-breaking year.
What Do You Mean? Well, the famous Canadian popstar has sung himself into the new Guinness World Records 2017 book with an incredible eight new records.
1. Most streamed track on Spotify in one weekThe hugely popular tune “What Do You Mean?” was streamed an amazing 30,723,708 times over seven days on Spotify.
2. Most streamed album on Spotify in one weekThanks to the success of “What Do You Mean?”, Bieber’s fourth album “Purpose” set a new record. It was streamed 205 million times worldwide, setting a new benchmark in the USA where it was showcased as No.1 on the Billboard 200.
3. Most simultaneous tracks on the US singles chartA number of the Canadian popstar’s songs were scattered among the sought-after ranks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Totalling an impressive 17 tracks, the list included “Sorry”, “Love Yourself”, “Company” and ”Mark My Words”.
4. Most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artistThe black-and-white cover of “Purpose” became a familiar sight on the lists of Billboard with 13 songs on the Hot 100 from December 5, 2015.
5. First act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on UK singles chartJustin also found remarkable success in other parts of the world, specifically the UK with his records "Love Yourself" (No.1), "Sorry" (No.2) and "What Do You Mean?” (No.3) were all present in the UK singles chart on January 14, 2016.
6. Most followers on twitter (male)Thanks to Justin’s staggering popularity amongst his “Beliebers” he maintains this record with 85,235,563 followers… and counting. Since January of this year, his followers have increased by an unbeliebable 11 million.
7. Most viewed music channel on YouTube (individual)Justin’s official VEVO channel on YouTube was the most viewed with 10,478,651,389. He broke Rihanna’s former record of 6,884,884,873 views.
8. Most subscribers on YouTube for a musician (male)On the world’s most popular video site, Justin Bieber claimed another title from his 20,711,202 subscribers on his YouTube Channel JustinBieberVEVO.
Guinness World Records presented Justin with official certificates celebrating his magnificent record-breaking achievements before one of his sold-out shows on the "Purpose World Tour" at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Guinness World Records 2017 book and the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2017 edition come out on September 8th 2016.