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Justin Bieber Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 100 With ‘Peaches,’ Becomes 1st Solo Male to Open Atop Hot 100 & Billboard 200 in Same Week

Justin Bieber is the first solo male to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart simultaneously, as "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon…

Justin Bieber becomes the first solo male to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart simultaneously, as “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, launches atop the Hot 100. As previously reported, Bieber’s new LP Justice enters atop the Billboard 200.

Among all acts, Bieber joins only BTS and Taylor Swift in having started at No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously, with Swift having accomplished the feat twice.

“Peaches” premieres as Bieber’s seventh Hot 100 No. 1 and the first each for Caesar and Giveon.


The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated April 3) will update on tomorrow (March 30). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Here’s a look at the coronation of “Peaches,” released on Raymond Braun/Def Jam and the 1,119th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history. The song is the 50th single to debut at No. 1.

Streams, Sales & Airplay: “Peaches” drew 30.6 million U.S. streams and sold 16,000 downloads in the week ending March 25, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 12.1 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending March 28. (Parent album Justice arrived March 19.)

The track opens at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, where it’s Bieber’s fifth leader and Caesar and Giveon’s first each, and No. 3 on Digital Song Sales.

Bieber, BTS & Taylor Swift: Bieber blasts in atop the Billboard 200 with Justice, his eighth No. 1 set on the survey.

Bieber joins only BTS and Taylor Swift in having debuted at No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously, with Swift having achieved the honor twice. Swift inaugurated the elite club when “Cardigan” and Folklore began atop the respective charts dated Aug. 8, 2020. BTS’ “Life Goes On” and Be soared in atop the tallies dated Dec. 5 and Swift repeated the feat with “Willow” and Evermore on the charts dated Dec. 26.


Bieber’s 7th Hot 100 No. 1: Here’s an updated look at Bieber’s Hot 100 No. 1s.

Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“What Do You Mean?,” one, Sept. 19, 2015
“Sorry,” three, Jan. 23, 2016
“Love Yourself,” two, Feb. 13, 2016
“I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, one, May 20, 2017
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Bieber, 16, May 23, 2017
“Stuck With U,” with Ariana Grande, one, May 23, 2020
“Peaches,” feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, one to-date, April 3, 2021

Dating to his first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Bieber ties Drake for the most leaders in the span since.

4th No. 1 debut: “Peaches” is Bieber’s fourth song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying him with Drake for the most among male artists. Overall, only Ariana Grande boasts more No. 1 starts, with five. Prior to “Peaches,” Bieber began at the summit with “What Do You Mean?,” “I’m the One” and “Stuck With U.”

23rd top 10: “Peaches” also arrives as Bieber’s 23rd Hot 100 top 10, making him the 16th artist with at least that many top 10s. The updated leaderboard: Drake, 45 top 10s; Madonna, 38; The Beatles, 34; Rihanna, 31; Michael Jackson, 30; Taylor Swift, 29; Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, 28 each; Janet Jackson, Elton John, 27 each; Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley, 25 each (with Presley’s career having predated the Hot 100’s inception); Bieber, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, 23 each.


Caesar, Giveon reign: Daniel Caesar crowns the Hot 100 after charting two previous entries: “Get You,” featuring Kali Uchis (No. 93 peak, March 2018), and “Best Part,” featuring H.E.R. (No. 75, October 2018). In July 2019, he achieved his best Billboard 200 rank with Case Study 01 (No. 17).

“Peaches” is Giveon’s fourth Hot 100 entry and one of two currently in the top 40: “Heartbreak Anniversary” rises to No. 29, a new high. His “Like I Want You” reached No. 87 a week ago, while he made his first appearance as featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle” (No. 14, May 2020). A week ago, Giveon earned his first Billboard 200 top 10 with When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time (No. 5).

‘Peach’ perfect: “Peaches” is ripe for the Hot 100’s top spot in a song title for the first time, although the word has appeared at No. 1 in the artist field: Peaches & Herb’s “Reunited” reigned for four weeks in May 1979. (Shout-out to reader Jesper Tan of Subang Jaya, Malaysia, for the fun fact, sent in anticipation of the new No. 1’s sweet success.)

“Peaches” also takes over as the highest-charting Hot 100 hit with that word in its title, surpassing 112’s “Peaches & Cream,” which reached No. 4 in July 2001.

More food for thought: Per research by Billboard‘s Paul Grein and Andrew Unterberger, “Peaches” is the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 whose title includes a fruit reference, and the second in less than a year. The refreshingly flavorful four:

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye, seven weeks at No. 1, beginning Dec. 14, 1968
“One Bad Apple,” The Osmonds, five, Feb. 13, 1971
“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles, one, Aug. 15, 2020
“Peaches,” Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, one to-date, April 3, 2021

R&Bieber: “Peaches” concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. On the former ranking, Bieber adds his second No. 1, following his featured turn on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” in 2017. On the latter list, he adds his fourth leader, after DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer,” featuring Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo (2017), and his own “Yummy” and “Intentions,” the latter featuring Quavo, both in 2020. Daniel Caesar and Giveon each top the charts for the first time.


Cardi B’s “Up” drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 a week after reaching No. 1. The song drew 35.2 million in radio airplay audience (up 1%) and 23.5 million streams (up 3%) and sold 17,000 (down 8%) in the tracking week. The track tallies a fifth week atop the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart.

Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” descends to No. 3 from its No. 2 high, as the song by the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak surges to the top 10 of the Radio Songs chart (12-8; 48.5 million, up 26%). The track, Mars’ 17th Radio Songs top 10 and Anderson .Paak’s first, reaches the region in just its third week on the chart, completing the fastest rise to the top 10 in over a year, since Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” needed only two frames in January 2020. Mars ties his fastest flight to the Radio Songs top 10, previously achieved with “24K Magic” in 2016 and “Finesse,” with Cardi B, in 2018.

Olivia Rodrigo’s former eight-week Hot 100 No. 1 “Drivers License” dips 3-4, as it spends a third week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (70 million, down 3%).

The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” holds at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 4, and his “Blinding Lights” also stays in place, at No. 6, after spending four weeks at No. 1 last April-May. “Lights” adds a record-extending 55th week in the top 10, after it became the first song to total a year in the bracket.

“Blinding Lights” ties for the fifth-longest overall stay in the Hot 100’s history: 68 weeks. It also equals LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, for the most weeks spent on the Hot 100 among No. 1 hits.

Most Weeks on the Billboard Hot 100
87, “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons, No. 3 peak, 2012-14
79, “Sail,” AWOLNATION, No. 17, 2011-14
76, “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, No. 6, 2008-09
69, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, 1997-98
68, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 (four weeks), 2020-21
68, “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic, No. 2, 2013-14
68, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1 (six weeks), 2011-12


Dua Lipa’s No. 5-peaking “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, holds at No. 7 on the Hot 100; Drake’s former one-week No. 1 “What’s Next” falls 4-8; and Pop Smoke’s “What You Know Bout Love” returns to the top 10, and its peak, rising 12-9.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, slips 8-10, after eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in October through mid-January, as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a 30th week each.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated April 3), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (March 30).