Justin Bieber's Sorry breaks massive all-time UK streaming record
Justin Bieber’s Sorry from his fourth studio album ‘Purpose’ scales new heights on the streaming front, becoming the first act in Official Chart history to hit 100 million streams of a song in the UK.
Sorry, the second of three Number 1 singles from current album Purpose, scoops the accolade of the most-streamed song in Britain since Official Charts Company records began. Spending two weeks at the top back in October, the track has remained a firm favourite with UK music fans having never left the Official Chart in the 33 weeks since its release.
Official Charts Company Chief Executive Martin Talbot comments:
“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.”
No stranger to record-breaking chart feats, Bieber became the first recipient of the Official Chart Record Breaker Award earlier this year to mark his achievement of holding positions Number 1, 2, and 3 simultaneously on the Official Singles Chart, with Love Yourself, Sorry, and What Do You Mean.
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, and expected to cross the line in the coming weeks.
Photo Courtesy – Carsten Windhorst