Justin Bieber Crushes 50-Year-Old Beatles Billboard Singles Record


The Beatles were bigger than Jesus, and now Justin Bieber is bigger than the Beatles. With the release of his latest album, Purpose, the 21-year-old has an unbelievable 17 songs on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. That trounces the April 11, 1964 record set by The Beatles when they had 14 songs in the Top 100.

Purpose is Bieber’s fourth studio album. Released on Nov. 13, the first single is called “What Do You Mean.” It’s “a blend of teen pop, electronic dance music and acoustic R&B.” When the single debuted on Aug. 28, it rocketed to the top of the Billboard Top 100 earning Bieber another world record: he became the youngest male artist at the top of the chart.

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Here’s the Top 10 songs from April 11, 1964:

1. The Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love
2. The Beatles: Twist and Shout
3. Terry Stafford: Suspicion
4. The Beatles: She Love You
5. Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: Hello, Dolly!
6. Betty Everett: The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)
7. The Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand
8. The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over
9. The Beatles: Please Please Me
10. The Serendipity Singers: Don’t Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)

And here’s Bieber’s first single off Purpose:

Somehow, I don’t see it having the staying power of the Beatles. What do you think?

Photo credit: Pascal Parvex

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2 comments to “Justin Bieber Crushes 50-Year-Old Beatles Billboard Singles Record”
  1. Yes, but a week before, April 4, 1964, the Beatles had the TOP 5 songs on Billboard, and that record will never, ever be broken.

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