Justin Bieber, Adele Double Up in Top Five on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

Justin Bieber ties for the second-longest leading No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Dec. 5) as “Sorry” rules for a fifth straight frame. The cut equals the run of 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Amnesia,” which also reigned for five weeks from July 2014 - February 2015.

Bieber himself owns the chart’s longest-running No. 1, as his “What Do You Mean?” led the list for a six-week stretch in September and October. (The record-setting cut drops 4-11 this week, its first frame outside of the top 10 since its No. 4 debut on the chart dated Aug. 15.)

Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).

The Canadian singer also posts another top five track in “Love Yourself.” The song, which was co-written by Ed Sheeran, drops 2-3 in its second week on the chart, and debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Sorry” and “Love” remain the only Bieber cuts to hold in the top five after he dominated the entire region last week on the heels of his Purpose album release. The set debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the superstar’s sixth chart-topping collection.

Meanwhile, Adele also scores two concurrent top five tracks, led by “Hello,” which zooms 6-2 for its fourth week in the runner-up slot. (In each of its second-place finishes, “Hello” has been blocked by Bieber’s “Sorry.”) The cut’s jump follows Adele's performance of the track on the Nov. 21 episode of Saturday Night Live, and its use in a Thanksgiving-themed skit on the comedy show that proved popular on social media.

Also, Adele’s other SNL-featured song, “When We Were Young,” blasts onto the survey at No. 4. In addition to that performance, the song’s lofty bow is powered by a live rendition of the song from The Church Studios in London. The clip, the first official release of the cut, has picked up more than 25 million global views on YouTube through Nov. 24. The new release helps the singer pick up 298,000 Twitter mentions for the week ending Nov. 22, according to Next Big Sound, a gain of 287 percent.

“Hello” and “Young” both appear on the singer’s third album, 25. As previously reported, the album has officially smashed the first-week sales record since Nielsen Music began tracking point-of-sale purchases in 1991, and is headed for a debut at No. 1 on the Dec. 12-dated Billboard 200 chart.


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