Justin Bieber fans, affectionately called #Beliebers, apparently couldn’t wait to get a taste of what the Grammy winner was serving up for his long-awaited new era (kicked off by the Poo Bear-produced bop, ‘Yummy’).
The first single from one of his own studio albums since 2016’s ‘Company’ (found on the ‘Purpose’ LP), ‘Yummy’ – released January 3 – exploded on digital and streaming platforms its first full week of availability. Once believed to be a shoo-in for the Billboard Hot 100’s top spot, the Music Bible revealed a stunning upset earlier this week when it was announced relative newcomer Roddy Ricch bested Biebs for the chart’s summit (click here to read more).
The feat was all the more surprising once ‘Yummy’s first week figures were unveiled to be a handsome mix of digital downloads (71,000), streams (29.3 million), and radio impressions (50.9 million).
Despite the upset, Bieber still managed to lay claim to some victory as his #2 debut on the Hot 100 brought with it news of an impressive notch in the tally’s history books. Find out what inside:
‘With “Yummy,” Bieber banks his 17th Hot 100 top 10 (dating to his first, the No. 5-peaking “Baby,” on Feb. 6, 2010), 14th Radio Songs top 10 and 11th Digital Song Sales No. 1, the lattermost total lifting him ahead of Drake and Eminem for the most among male artists. Bieber ties Katy Perry for the third-most Digital Song Sales leaders, after Swift (18) and Rihanna (14).’
As if that’s not enough, ‘Yummy’s #2 debut broke a standing tie the 25-year-old held with fellow chart-topper Bruno Mars among male vocalists. Previously, Bruno boasted ownership of ‘most top 10 hits this century’ in the category thanks to a whopping 16 hits. Now, thanks to ‘Yummy,’ Bieber bests the record.
While we extend our congratz to the Canadian hitmaker, look below to see who joins him in the top 25 of this week’s edition of ‘TGJ Chart Check.’
Hot 100 This Week
Curious to know where Bieber stands overall among today’s top male hitmakers? Look below:
Most Top 10 Hits (This Century) Among Males
Drake – 35
Lil Wayne – 24
Eminem – 21
Jay-Z – 18
Kanye West – 18
Ludacris – 18
Justin Bieber – 17
Bruno Mars – 16
Usher – 15
Chris Brown – 15
Nelly – 14
Flo-Rida – 13
50 Cent – 13