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Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Video Shatters YouTube Record

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

(YouTube)

Justin Bieber‘s popularity doesn’t seem to be waning anytime soon.

Within just 24 hours of the singer releasing the full video for his single “Boyfriend,” the clip racked up a record-breaking number of views on YouTube.

The video, which quickly went viral after its premiere Thursday night, received more than 8 million views in its first full day of release.

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That’s nearly double what previous record-holder Rihanna received for her “Where Have You Been” video, which just dropped last week.

As of Saturday, the number of “Boyfriend” views had increased to more than 9 million.

Of course, Bieber is no stranger to YouTube success.

The video site is how the young singer was discovered and later shot to worldwide fame.

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