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News August 30, 2016

Bieber lands eight Guinness World Records

Charts & New Music Editor
Bieber lands eight Guinness World Records

Justin Bieber’s musical legacy has experienced another significant boost. He’s landed eight Guinness World Records in the 2017 edition of the long-standing annual achievement book, due out in September.

The 22-year-old was presented with the bundle of awards by an official adjudicator prior to a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concert was one of many stops on Bieber’s world tour in support of his fourth studio album, Purpose.

The popular singer-songwriter set the records for most-streamed track on Spotify in one week, tallying an astonishing 30,723,708 streams of his hit single What Do You Mean?.

Naturally, the album in which the single appears also took out the Guinness World Record for most streamed album on Spotify in one week (Purpose).

In addition to these records, the Canadian artist now holds the record for most simultaneous tracks on the US Singles chart, first act to occupy all Top 3 positions simultaneously on the UK Singles chart and most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist.

Bieber also set the prestigious record for the male with the most followers on Twitter, with 85,235,563 and counting. He has also set the record for most subscribers on YouTube for a musician (male) and most viewed music channel on YouTube (individual). The latter is a cumulative count from the 120 videos uploaded to the page since 2009; it breaks Rihanna’s former record of 6,884,884,873 views.

Along with Bieber, global singing sensation The Weeknd has also earned a number of records in the upcoming edition. He set two new titles following the debut of his second studio album, ARIA #1 Beauty Behind the Madness, including most streamed album on Spotify in one year, current (unique listeners) and most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 by a solo male artist.

Guinness World Records 2017 Edition will be available on September 8.


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