Apology (finally) accepted: Justin Bieber's "Sorry" is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Jan. 23 after eight total weeks at No. 2, where it played runner-up to Adele's blockbuster single "Hello." The latter had held the top spot for 10 weeks.
The long wait for the coronation of Bieber's "Sorry" was record-tying, in fact: Outkast's "The Way You Move" (featuring Sleepy Brown) also held at No. 2 for eight weeks, in 2003 and 2004 (below the duo's own "Hey Ya!"), before taking the top spot.