Justin Bieber first act to reach 100 million streams with a song in UK
Published 10/06/2016 | 18:06
Justin Bieber has become the first act in Official Charts history to reach 100 million streams of a song in the UK.
The Canadian megastar made history with his hit Sorry, which has not left the UK top 40 in 33 weeks since its release and hit the top spot for two of those.
It was the second of three singles from his album Purpose which, together with Love Yourself and What Do You Mean?, helped Bieber become the first act to hold positions one, two and three simultaneously in the singles chart earlier this year.
Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: "It has been an extraordinary few months for Justin Bieber and this new streaming landmark really tops the lot.
"For Sorry to become the first track in Official Chart history to pass the 100m mark is a record which can never be taken away from Justin - it is, perhaps, the four-minute mile of music streaming.
"A remarkable feat, a first which will be Justin's record forever."
Both What Do You Mean? and Love Yourself are also a whisker away from the 100 million streams milestone on 98.6 and 94.3 million streams respectively and are expected to cross the line in the coming weeks.
The count is based on audio streams from chart-reporting services including Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, Apple Music, Tidal and Napster.
Now the most-streamed song in Britain, Sorry was co-written by the 22-year-old, with Skrillex and Blood producing.