Since Justin Bieber released his most recent record Purpose in November 2015, his songs have reached the top of the Hot 100 for the first time in his six year career. The album debuted at No. 1 and he's also managed to replace himself atop the mighty songs chart. Now, Bieber has set a new record in this new era of music from the Biebs. He becomes the first artist to reach 10 billion views on VEVO/YouTube thanks to the success of his three singles taken from that parent album.
Since September 2015 when he released his No. 1 hit "What Do You Mean?," Justin Bieber garnered 4 billion views alone. The video has since received 889 million views to date. "What Do You Mean?" also became Bieber's very first Hot 100 No. 1 and also became the 23rd song in the chart's history to debut at the top. It later also gave Bieber his first No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart, a radio airplay chart and arguably an important chart in the pop genre.
Bieber's follow-up single "Sorry" remained in a deadlock at No. 2 with Adele's blockbuster "Hello" which led the Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks. On the chart refresh on Jan. 12, 2016, "Sorry" was finally able to receive enough points between digital downloads, radio airplay and streaming to overthrow the British powerhouse. The accompanying video has now received 1.12 billion views through VEVO/YouTube. The lyric video itself has also been viewed 197 million times.
"Love Yourself" was the next single released from Purpose which gradually climbed the Hot 100 and it was evident it would soon give Bieber his third No. 1 on the chart. He took the top two spots with "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" before he replaced himself at the top with "Sorry" slipping below Adele. "Love Yourself" has received 454.5 million views to date.
Justin Bieber's early popular hit "Baby" released in 2010 has also garnered 1.3 billion VEVO views. "What Do You Mean?" is within striking distance of reaching 1 billion and would make Bieber the only artist to have three videos reach that milestone. Currently, he is tied with Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all having two videos with that many views.
Bieber's No. 1 hits fueling this VEVO achievement where he's remained at the top of its respective chart for 19 consecutive weeks comes from the No. 1 debut Purpose. The album surpassed all early predictions and moved a total of 649,000 equivalent units, selling 522,000 actual copies. The album went head to head with One Direction's Made in the A.M. which wasn't too far off from early predictions,