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Post  Adric on Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:12 pm

Justin Bieber tops UK singles chart and breaks top 40 record

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Justin Bieber has topped the UK singles chart with Sorry, ending Adele's three-week run and breaking a chart record for the most tracks inside the top 40.
The chart features eight songs from Bieber's new album Purpose, the first time a living artist has had so many simultaneous entries.
However the Canadian singer failed to keep One Direction from the top of the UK album chart with Made in the AM.
Their first record as a four piece is the fastest-selling album of the year.
Made in the AM sold 93,189 copies in its first week, beating the record previously held by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album Chasing Yesterday, and outselling Bieber by just over 3,000 copies.
However Adele is expected to outstrip them all over the next week, after her third album 25 was released today.

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Adele's track Hello had kept Bieber from the top of the singles chart for three weeks, but he finally claimed the top spot with combined weekly sales of 104,000 - including 5.35 million streams.
He dominated the top five, with three tracks including Love Yourself at three and former number one What Do You Mean? at five.
His eight top 40 entries see him break a record set by Elvis Presley in 1957, when he had seven songs in the top 40 singles chart.
Fleur East's Sax was at number four, while former X Factor winner Ben Haenow's debut album debuted in the top 10 in the album chart.

One Direction's first album since the departure of Zayn Malik earlier this year is their fourth out of five albums to top the chart, following 2012's Take Me Home, 2013's Midnight Memories and 2014's Four.
The boyband recently performed their final tour date before they take an extended break.
Former UK number one album If I Can Dream by Elvis Presley was in third place this week, while Alone in the Universe by Jeff Lynne's ELO entered the chart at four.
Little Mix's third album Get Weird rounded out the top five while Kylie Minogue's festive release Kylie Christmas debuted at 12.
Despite a Facebook campaign to get US band Eagles of Death Metal into the singles chart, their cover of Duran Duran's Save A Prayer failed to make the top 40.
The band were performing at Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris last Friday when gunmen opened fire, killing 89 of the 130 people left dead during attacks across the city.
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Post  misery guts on Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:57 pm

Was there really not already Bieber threads? [/pedant]

This "8 records in the top 40" thing is just a spurious vibe that reflects the shonky stature of the charts these days. If you look at the top 100, both Bieber and One Direction have hatfuls of songs in there this week, which does not reflect well. It doesn't even reflect all that well on the two acts.

I find a certain quirky amusement in the EoDM story. The campaign pushed them doing a cover version, because somehow supporting their own songs is too much? Complexity, their current single, is pretty decent. I get that EoDM are in some respects a less serious proposition than some bands, but Josh Homme is still one of the coolest dudes in rock, and it feels like the music press would have preferred some other band to have been on the spot during this tragic crisis, which is depressing in its own way.
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Post  Adric on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:11 pm

The Beatles' 50-year-old record broken by Justin Bieber

The Fab Four may have been outlived by their chart record – but it took a 21-year-old Canadian to break it.

Justin Bieber has 17 songs on the December 5 Hot 100 chart, beating The Beatles's 14, which has been teh most by any one artist since April 11, 1964. The Beatles’ record had been equalled by rapper Drake in March and again in October, but Bieber is the first artist to topple the legendary band as record holders.

The Beatles aren’t the only British supergroup to have been overtaken by Bieber this week. One Direction's fifth, an dpotentially final, album, Made in the AM, was beaten to the top spot by Bieber's new record, Purpose, which debuted at number on eon the Billboard 200.

Of the 18 songs on the deluxe edition of Purpose, 17 singles have entered the chart – with the majority of the new entries being driven by online streaming.

The record breaking feat was boosted the release of videos for each song on Bieber's album. The only song from the album to not enter the charts is album closer All In It.

The Beatles held the record for the most songs on the Hot 100 in a single week for more than 50 years. In April 1964, the height of Beatlemania, the group's 14 singles were led by Can’t Buy Me Love and Twist and Shout at number 1 and 2, respectively. That same year, the Beatles had five singles in the top five – a feat that no artist has matched since.

Three of Bieber’s songs are currently in the Hot 100’s top five, an accomplishment only achieved by two other acts: the Beatles, for eight week sin 1964, and 50 Cent for two weeks in 2005. Bieber and the Beatles are the only acts to do this as the lead artist on all three songs.

Bieber's hit single Where Are Ü Now, which was produced by Skillrex and Diplo, won the American Music Award for best collaboration. The singer also performed three of his songs, although came under fire from some critics who suspected him of miming.

However, the success of Bieber’s latest album is expected to be eclipsed by the release of Adele’s third album, 25, which sold 2.3 million copies in its first three days in the US.

Bieber's single Sorry was expected to debut at number one when it was released, but it was beaten by Adele’s surprise comeback single Hello. Nonetheless, the Purpose track topped streaming records he previously set with What Do You Mean?
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Post  misery guts on Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:52 am

FWIW, Bieber broke his own record this week by adding a 9th concurrent top 40 hit to the UK mix. He's like the Michael Phelps of music Razz
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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:49 am

This year's "Christmas #1" race had some variation in that the latest X Factor contestant fell badly short, thus leaving the spoiler alternative to take on Justin Bieber instead. When it was revealed earlier in the week that the charity record was close behind Bieber in sales, JB himself tweeted to encourage folks to buy it and deny himself the top spot. And that's what happened.

And of course, he'll be #1 again next week anyway, I'd think, so it's a faultless piece of PR.

Given his number of chart hits in the last 3 months of the year, I think it's probably going to be the case that he is the Top Singles Artist of 2015 in the UK.
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