Say what you will about Justin Bieber being one of the current times’ bad boys in the entertainment field. In spite of the former cries for him to get out of the United States, go back to Canada, and to take his thuggish behaviors with him, Americans really do like what he is paid to do, entertain with his music. Incredibly, Bieber has the top two songs on the United States’ music charts this week, according to Forbes on Wednesday. The singer has the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 Music Chart for a third week in a row, and this week another Bieber song has moved up from number three to number two.
According to Billboard, “Sorry” is the number one song in the country for a third week as Bieber’s recording of the song “Love Yourself” sits high at number two. The Billboard Hot 100 chart which reveals the feat for Bieber is date Feb. 6. Billboard releases the next week’s top 100 song chart every Tuesday. The chart is a culmination of the past week’s highlights regarding a song’s airplay, sales and streaming.
Now that “Sorry” has reached a third week as the top song in the land, the recording which was released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam becomes Bieber’s longest-running number one song to date. Before this, “What Do You Mean?” was on top of the chart for just one week. It debuted at number one on Sept. 19, 2014 and stayed there for just that one week. “Baby,” likely the song Bieber has been best known for, didn’t reach the top of the charts in spite of its popularity six years ago. It peaked at number five.
Bieber is only the 17th recording artist in the history of the chart to accomplish the 1-2 hits. He is the 11th artist to hold the Hot 100’s top two as the lead singer of both of the songs. This accomplishment was done recently, on Sept. 26 of last year, by Weeknd when “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills” were in the top two spots on the chart. The other nine acts were the Black Eyed Peas, T.I., Akon, Mariah Carey, Usher, OutKast, Nelly, The Bee Gees, and The Beatles. The Beatles, the first to achieve the accomplishment held the top two spots on the record charts for 10 weeks in 1964. In fact, The Beatles had the top five spots on the chart on April 4, 1964 – which means Bieber and all the rest still have an accomplishment to work for. The charts date back to Aug. 4, 1958.