Justin Bieber has come a long way from the 13 year-old child of a single parent, who spent his weekends busking on the streets of Stratford, Ontario. The singer has enjoyed one of the greatest rises to pop stardom in the history of entertainment, and while there have been some bumps and buckets along the way, one thing that has remained consistent in Bieber’s career is his incredible musicianship.
Bieber is now being honoured for his feats in fandom and music, setting eight Guinness World Records that we’re pretty sure aren’t going to be broken anytime soon. While the rest of us are trying to see how many marshmallows we can fit in our mouths at once, Bieber is crushing Spotify records and owning Twitter. We’ll be over here practicing eating M&Ms with chopsticks while blindfolded. Seriously.
The eight records were presented to Bieber during his Purpose World Tour stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The singer still trails Rihanna for most subscribers on YouTube and Katy Perry for most Twitter followers, but if he keeps working, he just may be able to break that glass ceiling.
Proving the kid’s still got it, Bieber set records for his latest album Purpose, which featured a number of huge hit singles, and for his following on social media and YouTube.
Here’s how all the records break down.
Most streamed track on Spotify in one week for “What Do You Mean”: 30,723,708 times over seven days
Most streamed album on Spotify in one week: 205 million times worldwide
Most simultaneous tracks on the US singles chart: 17 tracks in total, including “Love Yourself,” “Company” and “Sorry.” More like #sorrynotsorry
Most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist: All 13 tracks from Purpose
First act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on UK singles chart
Most followers on Twitter (male): 85,235,563 to be (almost) exact
Most viewed music channel on YouTube (individual): Justin’s official VEVO channel on YouTube broke Rihanna’s record this year with 10,478,651,389 views
Most subscribers on YouTube for a musician (male): 20,711,202 subscribers