Bieber is back… New single ‘What Do You Mean’ debuts at the summit of the Billboard hot 100 chart after an emotional performance at the VMAs.
The song is just the 23rd ever to begin at No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 57-year history. Bieber, 21, had previously ranked as high as No. 2 on the Hot 100 with “Boyfriend” in 2012. Bieber dethrones The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My face” after two non-consecutive weeks atop the airplay streaming and sales based hot 100 chart.
According to billboard.com “Mean,” released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam, launches not only atop the Hot 100, but also the Digital Songs chart, where it’s Bieber’s second No. 1. “Mean” begins with 337,000 downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Bieber first led the list with “Boyfriend,” which roared in atop Digital Songs (and at No. 2 on the Hot 100) on the chart dated April 14, 2012 with 521,000 sold. (Despite the higher sales of “Boyfriend” that week than “Mean” this week, “Boyfriend” was denied the Hot 100’s summit that frame by fun.’s “We Are Young” [featuring Janelle Monae], which sold a hefty 364,000 that week while also holding a wide airplay lead)
In only five days, Spotify said that Bieber’s latest track set both global ad U.S. records, reeling in 21 million streams where One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” the very first video sans Zayn Malik, raked in 20 million streams in its first week. “What Do You Mean?”.
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In other news Demi Lovato’s cool for the summer moves 6 spots to claim the 11th spot on the hot 100 charts and hits the top ten on the digital songs charts fueled by her steamy VMA performance. I spy a top ten move next week.
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