Monday 26 September 2016

Singles chart record as Justin Bieber scoops top three spots

Published 08/01/2016 | 18:06

Justin Bieber has the top three spots in the singles chart
Justin Bieber has the top three spots in the singles chart

Justin Bieber has scored a record-making charts hat-trick, taking all of the top three spots in the singles chart for the first time in history.

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Love Yourself logs a fifth week at number one, while previous chart toppers Sorry and What Do You Mean bag second and third place respectively, according to the Official Charts Company.

It's been a phenomenal year for the Canadian pop star, who had eight of his singles enter the Top 40 when album Purpose was released in November - the most for any living artist - while What Do You Mean has remained steadily in the Top 5 for over four months.

Motorhead also celebrate their own chart achievement this week as they reach an all-time peak with signature song Ace of Spades in 13th place, two ahead of its position when released in 1980.

The surge comes after a fans campaign to see the song re-enter the charts following the death of frontman Lemmy Kilmister, whose funeral fans can watch via a live stream from Hollywood on Saturday.

Fourth place in this week's singles chart goes to Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, who vaulted from number 12 with his hit Stitches

Adele's Hello takes fifth place but her album 25 continues to rule the roost, earning itself a seventh consecutive week in the number one album spot.

The pop princess saw off stiff competition from The King this week, selling almost 3,300 more copies than Elvis Presley's album If I Can Dream - which celebrates its 10th week in the top three on what would have been his 81st birthday.

With Bieber's record-making chart success, it's no surprise that album Purpose rounds off the top three.

Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh and James Bay's Chaos And The Calm claim the fourth and fifth spots.

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