Justin Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ Shattered A Record Set By The Beatles

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While the record-breaking talk this week is rightfully centered around Adele, Justin Bieber just quietly annhilated a long-standing Billboard Hot 100 record. 17 of the deluxe edition of Purpose‘s 18 songs landed on the Hot 100 this week, easily besting the record for most songs simultaneously on the chart by a single artist.

The Beatles set the former high-water mark in April 1964, with 14 songs on the chart. It took over 50 years, but Drake matched that total twice this year. Bieber’s 17 songs easily beats out The Fab Four and Drizzy.

Here’s a rundown of the tracks and their position via Billboard:

No. 2, “Sorry,” (up from No. 3)
No. 4, “Love Yourself” (NEW)
No. 5, “What Do You Mean?” (up from No. 6)
No. 19, “I’ll Show You” (up from No. 27)
No. 31, “The Feeling,” featuring Halsey (NEW)
No. 34, “Where Are U Now” (Skrillex & Diplo With Bieber) (up from No. 49)
No. 42, “Mark My Words” (NEW)
No. 43, “Purpose” (NEW)
No. 49, “No Pressure,” featuring Big Sean (NEW)
No. 53, “Company” (NEW)
No. 54, “No Sense,” featuring Travi$ Scott (NEW)
No. 67, “Life Is Worth Living” (NEW)
No. 74, “Children” (NEW)
No. 81, “Been You” (NEW)
No. 88, “We Are,” featuring Nas (NEW)
No. 90, “Get Used to Me” [sic] (NEW)
No. 98, “Trust” (NEW)

Bieber, much like Migos, is officially greater than the Beatles. The only song to not make the cut was album closer “All In It.”

For more on Bieber, check out our re-evaluation of his forgotten classic, Journals.