Overachiever Justin Bieber Amasses Eight Guinness World Records
Forget his Grammy win, Justin Bieber has officially entered the upper echelon of achievement after amassing an impressive eight Guinness World Records. The records are due in part to his 2015 release Purpose, indicating that there is indeed no cure for Bieber Fever.
Bieber will appear in the 2017 edition of the Guinness World Records book for earning, among others, the most streamed track on Spotify in one week with his career-changing single “What Do You Mean?” It clocked in at a hefty 30,723,708 plays over the course of seven days.
He also broke the record for most streamed album on Spotify in one week, as Purpose was spun by relentless Beliebers 205 million times around the world. (Yes, your private session streams counted toward this number.)
The “Sorry” singer’s other records include the most simultaneous tracks on the U.S. singles chart — 17 songs in total entered the chart at once -- and most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist. Those may sound like the same exact thing, but Guinness says they're different.
Bieber was also the first artist to nab the top three spots at once on the UK singles chart with his tracks “Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” which entered the chart at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
The "Company" singer also unsurprisingly conquered social media, breaking the record for the most Twitter followers for a male user, as well as having the most viewed music channel on YouTube for an individual and the most subscribers for a male musician. Each of these records is so specific!
Bieber was on hand in New York City to collect his eight plaques on Monday (August 29). You can check out some photos of the ceremony over at the official Guinness World Records site, since Bieber still doesn't have Instagram to post them himself.
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