If Justin Bieber’s purpose for releasing his latest album is to break records, then it looks like he is succeeding. “Purpose” has broken at least two records this week, one for the most streamed album on its first week of release on Spotify and another for having the most tracks in the Billboard + Twitter tracks chart.
Breaks Week 1 Streaming Record on Spotify
Bieber’s “Purpose” has broken the records on Spotify for the most streamed album in the U.S. and the world, according to USA Today. The album, which was released last week on Nov. 13, was streamed 205 million times worldwide and 77 million times in the U.S.
Bieber, along with British boy band One Direction, surpassed the previous record-holder, The Weeknd. One Direction’s “Made in the A.M.” received 106 million streams worldwide, while The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind Madness” had 90 million global streams during their first week of release.
12 songs dominate Billboard + Twitter tracks chart
Beiber also crushed it in the Billboard + Twitter tracks chart (dated Nov. 28). He had 12 songs in the charts and is the first artist to have ever done so since the chart started on May 2014.
Eight songs are in the top 10, while four other songs are included in the top 50.
Five of his songs are in the top five: “Sorry” at no. 1, followed by “Love Yourself,” “The Feeling,” “What Do You Mean?” and “Children” at the second to fifth places, respectively.
“Company” is at no. 7, “No Sense” at no. 9, and “Mark My Words” at no. 10. His other entries to the chart are as follows: “Life is Worth Living” (no. 12), “No Pressure” (no. 13), “We Are” (no. 14), and “I’ll Show You” (no. 22).
The Billboard + Twitter tracks chart monitors the most shared and mentioned songs on Twitter each week.