Justin Bieber Gets Golden Ping-Pong Paddle to Celebrate His Success on Spotify

Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and the Spotify team
Scott Gries

Mike Chester/SB Projects Head of Radio, Katie Schlosser/Spotify, Michele Santucci/Spotify, Justin Bieber, Steve Savoca/Spotify and Scooter Braun

Spotify has awarded Justin Bieber a golden ping-pong paddle award to celebrate the success of "What Do You Mean?" on the digital streaming service. 

Justin Bieber Shares Cuddly 'Throwback' Photo with Selena Gomez

The paddle was designed specially for Bieber as a nod to the pop star's recently defeating Spotify CEO Daniel Ek at ping-pong. It was presented to Bieber last week in Spotify's New York offices. 

"What Do You Mean" set Spotify's record for the platform's biggest first-week performance, helping it to become Bieber's first Hot 100 chart-topper. 

Justin Bieber Buys a Round of Shots for Students at a College Bar: Report

Bieber's new album, Purpose, also set new global and U.S. debut-week streaming records on Spotify, hitting 77 million U.S. streams and 205 million internationally in its first week. 


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.