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Justin Bieber Is First Artist to Occupy Top 3 Slots on U.K. Singles Chart

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Justin Bieber performs during Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2015 at Philips Arena on Dec. 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Justin Bieber makes U.K. chart history this week, becoming the first artist ever to occupy the entire top three on the U.K. singles chart. The Def Jam/Universal star continues at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's new survey with "Love Yourself," holds at No. 2 with "Sorry," and climbs 4-3 with "What Do You Mean?” Adele started a seventh straight week atop the album chart with 25 (XL Recordings). 

Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' Is First No. 1 Single on U.K. Charts in 2016

The new singles chart also saw Shawn Mendes climb 12-4 with “Stitches” (EMI/Universal), while Adele's “Hello” slipped 3-5. There was a 15-10 jump for “Girl Is Mine” (NEM/RCA/Resilience/Sony) by 99 Souls, while the public outpouring of affection for Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister since his death on Dec. 28 brought their 1980 signature hit “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary) back into the top 100 at No. 13, two places higher than its original peak.

The top four on the album chart is unchanged, with Adele followed again by Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream (RCA/Sony Legacy), Bieber's Purpose and Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner Music). James Bay's Chaos and the Calm (Republic/Universal) climbed again, 10-5. Now That's What I Call Music 92 began a seventh week at the top of the compilation chart.