What a week it has been for Justin Bieber! Not only did his highly anticipated fourth album, Purpose, debut at number one, but he delivered a show-closing performance at the American Music Awards and now the Canadian singer can add record-breaker to his long list of accomplishments. Billboard reports that thanks to his staggering 17 songs clocked on the Hot 100 chart, the 21-year-old star has surpassed the Beatles and fellow Canuck Drake, both of whom had previously held the record for most simultaneous hits on the famed Billboard chart.
Drake matched the Beatles record of 14 tracks twice this year, once in March and most recently on the Oct. 17 listing. Justin’s achievement rests heavily on the singer’s decision to release videos for each track off his album. Leading the charge of the Stratford, Ont., native’s massive offering is the dance single “Sorry,” which currently sits at number two on the charts behind “Hello” by Adele and just in front of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”
Before the Toronto rapper owned the charts, the Beatles held the record for more than five decades. One feat that Justin hasn’t been able to take from the Fab Four is that they are still the only artists in history to have captured the top five spots on the chart.