Justin Bieber Thanks Fans After Scoring First Number One Song With “What Do You Mean?” — WATCH VIDEO HERE!
Justin Bieber managed to reach superstardom without ever having a number one song. That is, until now. Check out the video below!
On Tuesday, it was revealed Bieber’s new single “What Do You Mean?” is debuting in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after its first week of sales. With the star’s new accomplishment, he’s also broken some records. At 21 years old, he is the youngest male artist ever to have a song debut at number one, and he’s the youngest for both genders in 10 years.
He’s also only the 23rd artist in history to have a song debut at number one in the 57 years since Billboard began keeping track. Taylor Swift previously held the honor when “Shake It Off” went straight to the top of the chart just over a year ago. Bieber’s previous highest position on the Hot 100 was when “Boyfriend” ranked number two in 2012.
With 337,000 downloads, Bieber is also number one on Billboard’s Digital Songs list, which he previously topped with “Boyfriend.” He now racks up another number one through the On-Demand Songs chart, and will settle for second on the Streaming Songs chart. And with his first single, “One Time,” released back in 2009, Bieber has waited a long time to get to this point.
Not surprisingly, Bieber is crediting fans with the achievement. “Looks like we did it,” he captioned an Instagram post filled with smiley emojis. “Thank you so much billboard number 1.” Accompanying the caption was a video in which Bieber says into the camera, “Looks like we did it. Finally. I wanna say we did it ‘again,’ but it’s my first number one, so thank you guys!”
Bieber further tweeted, “Thank you #beliebers love you. It’s back to being about the music :). Thank you #mybeliebers.” “What Do You Mean?” is also now the singer’s first-ever number one single in the U.K. Check out the video of Bieber thanking fans below, and tell us what you think of the milestone. NOTE: Bieber has since deactivated his Instagram account, and the video is no longer available.