Four-member bands are apparently no competition for JB, Not only did Justin Bieber’s new album, Purpose, beat One Direction’s competing album on the Billboard charts, but he’s now broken one hell of a gargantuan record: having the most songs in the Hot 100 in a single week.
Bieber boasts 17 songs on the Dec. 5 edition of Billboard’s Hot 100, passing the record of 14 songs previously held by the Beatles (on April 11, 1964) and Drake (on March 7 and Oct. 17 of this year). Not only that, but Purpose also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 200, AND he also ties a record currently held by the Beatles and 50 Cent: having three songs in the Hot 100 top five.
All of this exciting record-breaking is likely propelled by Bieber releasing music videos for every song on his new album. The only Purpose track that didn’t make the cut was album closer “All In It.”
Bieber had the biggest album opening of the year, but not for long — he’ll cede the honor to Adeleon Sunday after 25 sold 2.3 million copies in its first three days in the U.S. “Sorry,” Justin