Excitement is brewing over the August 28 release of Justin Bieber’s new single, “What Do You Mean”. It has been a couple of years since his Journals era releases. Bieber’s feature in “Where Are U Now” has been very successful, a Top 10 platinum hit thus far.
Following are some statistics on the R&B/pop superstar from Stratford, Ontario. Justin Bieber is the only Canadian artist to achieve triple platinum or higher certification on more than one single in the digital era, the two being “Boyfriend” and “Beauty and a Beat” (both triple platinum). Mini album My World, albums My World 2.0 and Believe, plus his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe have all been awarded multiplatinum certification.
Justin Bieber has landed more songs on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, the chart debuting in mid-2007, than any other Canadian artist, by far. His first charting single was “One Time” which entered the chart at #12, its peak position, on July 15, 2009. Since then, he has managed to place 47 songs on the chart (including 5 as a featured artist). He has not yet scored a #1 hit in the United Kingdom or United States but he has in Canada, that being “Boyfriend”.
We have calculated Justin Bieber’s 15 most successful tracks by subtracting each song’s chart position on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 from 101 (#1 would be 100 points, #100 would be 1 point) and then tallying the points for all weeks on the chart. We have included his songs as a featured artist. We have not included “Where Are U Now” as it is still on the charts. Check out the results in the table below.