Just days before Justin Bieber sent his fans, affectionately called #Beliebers, into a frenzy by unveiling the release date of his highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Justice’ (click here to read more), the 26-year-old learned yet another tune from the LP’s tracklist had been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
On February 25, the RIAA updated its logs to reveal Bieber’s latest single, ‘Anyone,’ had crossed the organization’s threshold for Gold status – a measure that denotes sales equivalence of 500,000 in the United States.
The win not only follows other ‘Justice’ era successes ‘Holy’ (2x Platinum) and ‘Lonely’ (1x Platinum), but also pushes his overall tally to cumulative sales of 96 million in America – more than any other male vocalist in the history of digital music. Among all acts of the digital era, only Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna have sold more.
On the Hot 100, the song ranks as the 22nd top 10 hit of Justin’s career (click here to read more).