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Justin Bieber Breaks Spotify Week 1 Streaming Record

As it looks like Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' is headed to the top of next week's Billboard 200 albums chart over One Direction's 'Made in the A.M.,' the pop star's Spotify figures are in and they look…

As it looks like Justin Bieber‘s Purpose is headed to the top of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart over One Direction‘s Made in the A.M., the pop star’s Spotify figures are in and they look good — record-breaking good. 

Justin Bieber vs. One Direction: Neck-and-Neck for No. 1, But Will Digital Sales Tip the Scales?

Bieber’s Purpose broke the global and U.S. records for the most streams for an album in its first week of release, with 205 million global streams and 77 million in the United States.

One Direction Tops Justin Bieber on U.K. Album Chart, With Fastest-Selling Album of the Year

Not that One Direction fared poorly. The group’s Made in the A.M. had 106 million global streams, also breaking the previous record set by the Weeknd‘s Beauty Behind The Madness earlier this year at 90 million.