With three weeks at No. 1, "Sorry," released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam, extends Bieber's longest Hot 100 reign of his two No. 1s so far. His prior single, and first Hot 100 leader, "What Do You Mean?," debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart, representing its sole week at the summit. (More on "Mean" in a moment …)
"Sorry" logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 20 million U.S. streams, down 2 percent, according to Nielsen Music. It holds at its No. 2 high (for a seventh week) on Radio Songs (144 million audience impressions, down 3 percent), while slipping 4-5 on Digital Songs (81,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent, in the week ending Jan. 21); it led the sales chart for a week in December.
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Bieber additionally rises 3-2 on the Hot 100 with "Sorry" follow-up "Love Yourself," which hits a new peak. It notches a third week atop Digital Songs (139,000, down 5 percent), tying "Mean" for his longest reign (of four No. 1s). It keeps at its No. 2 high on Streaming Songs (16.7 million, essentially even from last week) and jumps 6-4 on Radio Songs (117 million, up 17 percent), earning the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third week. It also takes over atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (8.4 million on-demand streams, down 5 percent).
Bieber becomes the 17th act in the Hot 100's history (which dates to Aug. 4, 1958) to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously. Even more impressively, he's just the 11th act to hold the Hot 100's top two as a lead artist on both songs. The last to do so? The Weeknd, just more than four months ago, with "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills" (Sept. 26). The other nine acts to earn the achievement as leads at Nos. 1 and 2 in the same week: the Black Eyed Peas (2009); T.I. (2008); Akon (2006), Mariah Carey (2005), Usher (2004), OutKast (2004), Nelly (2002), Bee Gees (1978) and the Beatles (1964). (The Fab Four controlled the top two for a record 10 weeks that year; on the April 4, 1964 chart, they ranked at Nos. 1-5, a top five dominance that no act has equaled.)
Looking ahead to next week, could Bieber dethrone himself? With "Sorry" down by 4 percent in overall activity and "Love Yourself" up by 2 percent, and this week's race tight, it's possible that Bieber could replace himself at No. 1. We'll find out a week from today.
One more Bieber note: "Mean" holds at No. 10 on the Hot 100 and has now spent its first 21 weeks on the chart in the top 10. With its latest frame, it ties the mark for the most weeks a song has logged in the Hot 100's top 10 from its debut. "Mean" matches two other songs that each spent their first 21 frames in the region: Nicki Minaj's "Starships" (2012) and Maroon 5's "Sugar" (2015). With another week in the region, "Mean" would own the mark all by itself. (So, another potential honor for Bieber to keep an eye on for next week.)
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As Bieber takes the Hot 100's top two (and No. 10), Adele's "Hello" descends 2-3 after logging its first 10 weeks at No. 1. Still, it tallies an 11th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (151 million, down 6 percent). That's the longest rule atop the airplay chart since Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" (featuring Bruno Mars) totaled 12 weeks, beginning on the chart dated a year ago this week (Feb. 7, 2015). "Hello" keeps at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (14.9 million, down 8 percent) and dips 3-4 on Digital Songs (84,000, down 9 percent) after previously leading the charts for seven weeks each.
Meanwhile, "Hello" follow-up "When We Were Young" re-enters the Hot 100's top 40 (41-35), marking its first week in the region since it debuted at No. 22 eight weeks ago (when parent album 25 blasted in atop the Billboard 200).
Twenty One Pilots hold at their No. 4 high on the Hot 100 with "Stressed Out." The single stays at No. 2 on Digital Songs (127,000 sold, up 5 percent) and keeps climbing on Streaming Songs (9-5; 11.8 million, up 18 percent), adding top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second week, and Radio Songs (7-6; 106 million, up 15 percent). The duo's first top five Hot 100 hit concurrently leads Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart for a fifth week.
Alessia Cara's debut hit "Here" reaches the Hot 100's top five (6-5), while posting a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and, as previously reported, rising 3-1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. It holds at its No. 3 peak on Radio Songs (120 million, down 3 percent); elevates 20-16 on Digital Songs (39,000, down 3 percent); and, descends 20-22 on Streaming Songs (7 million, down 3 percent).
Notably, Cara is the first solo female to send a debut Hot 100 hit to the top five in more than a year, since Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" reached No. 3 in November 2014.
Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" rebounds 8-6 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 4, and crowns the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart (2-1); and Selena Gomez's "Same Old Love" drops to No. 7 after reaching No. 5 last week, tying her best rank. She first reached No. 5 with prior single "Good for You" (featuring A$AP Rocky) in October. (More on Gomez ahead…)
The Chainsmokers land the week's lone new Hot 100 top 10, as "Roses," featuring ROZES, rises 11-8. It also rules the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fifth week. The track bullets at No. 6 on Digital Songs (72,000, up 1 percent) and advances 14-13 on Radio Songs (68 million, up 10 percent) and 17-15 on Streaming Songs (8.1 million, up 5 percent).
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The New York duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall celebrates its first Hot 100 top 10, after breakthrough hit "#SELFIE" reached No. 16 nearly two years ago. As previously reported, the Chainsmokers played Billboard Winterfest at Park City (Utah) Live Thursday night (Jan. 21), opening with an acoustic version of "Roses." Their subsequent full performance of the song morphed into a mash-up with Bieber's "Love Yourself," as Bieber has for months shown his support for "Roses."
(Flower power: The Chainsmokers now boast the highest-charting Hot 100 hit called "Roses," between two: OutKast's "Roses" reached No. 9 in 2004.)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10 (above Bieber's "Mean" at No. 10), Drake's "Hotline Bling" slides 7-9, after reaching No. 2, while leading Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart for an 18th frame.
Meanwhile, among noteworthy action outside the Hot 100's top 10 this week, Flo Rida's "My House" roars 23-12 (following his performances of the song on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jan. 14 and at halftime of the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers NFL playoff game Jan. 16); G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha's "Me, Myself & I" pushes 19-16; and Gomez's follow-up to "Same Old Love," "Hands to Myself," zooms 37-21.
Find out more noteworthy news throughout the chart in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post later this week. And, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 26), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Jan. 29).