Justin Bieber’s phenomenal success shows no signs of slowing down yet as he sets yet another massive Official Chart record this week.
The Canadian star occupies the entire Top 3 with Love Yourself logging a fifth week at Number 1, followed by Sorry at 2 and What Do You Mean at 3. It’s the first time an artist has ever achieved the feat, having previously hit the incredibly rare milestone of holding spots 1 and 2 with Love Yourself and Sorry.
Bieber’s success on the Official Singles Chart in recent months has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since the release of What Do You Mean back in September, he has held at least one position in the Top 5. And following the release of his latest album Purpose in November, eight of his songs entered the Top 40 – the most ever for a living artist. See Justin’s full UK chart history here. And he's got even more reason to celebrate – album Purpose has just knocked Adele off the top and gone to Number 1 in Ireland!
Making up the rest of this week’s Top 5 are Shawn Mendes, who vaults from 12 to Number 4 with Stitches for its fourth week inside the Top 40, and Adele’s Hello is at 5.
New entries and high climbers
Elsewhere, production duo 99 Souls jump five places to enter this week’s Top 10 at 10 with their Brandy & Monica/Destiny’s Child house mash-up Girl Is Mine.
A campaign to send Motorhead’s signature hit Ace Of Spades into the Top 40 following the death of Lemmy Kilmister sees the track reach a new all-time peak on the chart, re-entering at Number 13 today. Ace Of Spades’ previous best was Number 15 when it was first released in 1980. The rock star’s funeral is set to be live streamed from Hollywood tomorrow (December 9) from 3pm - 4pm PST (11pm – 12.30am GMT).
Further down the tally, Major Lazer ft. Nyla’s Light It Up rebounds from 49 to Number 21, London producer Snakehips makes his Top 40 debut at 27 with All My Friends ft. Tinashe and Chance The Rapper, and David Guetta and Sia’s Bang My Head leaps 12 places to Number 30.
Finally, Robin Schulz’s Sugar lifts 18 spots to Number 33, and after hovering just outside for the last five weeks, Craig David scores his first Top 40 hit in eight years today with When The Bassline Drops. His last Top 40 entry was with 6 of 1 Thing in 2008 – check out his full UK chart history here.