Justin Bieber has replaced himself at Number One in the Official UK Single Chart, matching a record previously held by just The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ is the new Number One in the UK and replaces last week’s chart-topper, Bieber’s own ‘Sorry’. A third single, ‘What Do You Mean’, is also at Number Four. All three songs feature on the Canadian pop star’s new album ‘Purpose’.
‘Love Yourself’ climbed one position to the top spot and was streamed 5.97m times in the UK last week. ‘Sorry’ picked up 5.5m streams.
The last time an act replaced themselves at the top of the UK Single Chart was Elvis Presley in 2005. Reissues of classic singles ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and ‘One Night/I Got Stung’ went to the top of the charts in successive weeks). However, the last living act to achieve the feat was The Beatles in December 1963, with ‘She Loves You’ and ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.
Meanwhile, Adele’s reign at the top of the Official UK Album Chart continues with ’25’ selling 439,000 copies last week, more than the rest of the Top Ten combined.
Earlier in the week ’25’ became the fastest million-selling album in the UK chart history, reaching the sales landmark in just 10 days.
This article first featured on nme.com
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