Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' Ties No. 1 Record on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks
The comeback kid matches a milestone for the most weeks at No. 1 in the chart’s history.
Justin Bieber earns a milestone on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks as “What Do You Mean?” ties for the longest running No. 1 in the chart’s history. Bieber’s tune collects a fifth week in command, equaling the total achieved by 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Amnesia.” Notably, Bieber logged his five-week run in consecutive frames, while “Amnesia” spread its run across July 2014-February 2015.
Bieber’s unbroken stint at No. 1 demonstrates the social storm “What Do You Mean?” has generated since its release on Aug. 28. The song’s official music video, which premiered Aug. 30, attained Vevo-certified status on Sept. 27 in recognition of 100 million views. “Mean” has also inspired several covers on YouTube and even sparked some celebrity renditions, with Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and Chvrches tackling the song in recent weeks. (Bieber, Grande and Kelly all share a manager in Scooter Braun.)
“Mean” previews the pop star’s next album, due Nov. 13, his first studio project since 2012’s Believe. The album’s release date coincides with the release of One Direction’s upcoming set, Made in the A.M. Bieber posted a video to Snapchat appearing to playfully taunt the group for dropping their album the same day.
As its parent album draws near, “Mean” continues to chart strongly, holding at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 1 on the chart dated Sept. 19. Bieber also maintains his crown on the Social 50, collecting his 12th straight week leading the list with help from 757,000 Twitter mentions for the week ending Sept. 27, according to Next Big Sound.