Justin Bieber Earns First Adult Contemporary No. 1 With 'Love Yourself'
Bieber's album "Purpose" yields yet another honor with the Ed Sheeran co-write.
The song previously became his first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay ranking and his third No. 1, all from Purpose, on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs chart, following "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry."
All three tracks from Purpose likewise became Bieber's first three No. 1s on the all-format airplay/sales/streaming-based Billboard Hot 100. "Mean" reigned upon its Sept. 19 debut at No. 1; "Sorry" led for three weeks; and "Love Yourself" ruled for two frames. Purpose debuted atop the Dec. 5 Billboard 200 albums chart (becoming his sixth No. 1 on the list) and has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen Music.
Bieber's coronation on Adult Contemporary represents another milestone in his evolution, just shy of seven years after he made his Billboard chart debut at age 15. Says Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels, "Justin has transcended all formats with the music from Purpose. 'Love Yourself' is a wonderful song that has all ages weighing in."
Notably, Ed Sheeran co-wrote "Love Yourself." Previously, his "Thinking Out Loud" also reached No. 1 on Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary, more than a year ago. Since, in addition to Bieber's new leader, Taylor Swift's "Style," Adele's "Hello" and Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" also scored such pop/adult airplay chart triples.
All charts will update tomorrow (May 3) on Billboard.com.