Justin Bieber’s comeback hit “What Do You Mean” (Def Jam) is staging a fightback on the U.K. Singles Chart where it has nudged ahead in the race to this week’s No. 1.
The Canadian pop star’s new single opened at the summit two weeks ago, though was deposed in its second week by London-based DJ Sigala's "Easy Love" (Ministry of Sound), which samples the Jackson 5's "ABC."
According to the Official U.K. Charts Company, “What Do You Mean” is ahead of “Easy Love” by a touch over 300 combined sales at the halfway point of the chart week. Check out the Official Singles Chart update here.
"What Do You Mean" is Bieber’s first No. 1 in the U.K., where it set a new record for the highest first-week streams for a single (3.2 million plays), and is now recognized as his fastest-selling single in the market with a combined opening week sales total of 84,000.
The U.K.'s singles sales chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl and audio streams. The new chart is published late Friday local time.