Justin Bieber becomes the first solo male to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart simultaneously, as “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, launches atop the Hot 100. As previously reported, Bieber’s new LP Justiceenters atop the Billboard 200.
Among all acts, Bieber joins only BTS and Taylor Swift in having started at No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously, with Swift having accomplished the feat twice.
“Peaches” premieres as Bieber’s seventh Hot 100 No. 1 and the first each for Caesar and Giveon.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated April 3) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 30). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Here’s a look at the coronation of “Peaches,” released on Raymond Braun/Def Jam and the 1,119th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 62-year history. The song is the 50th single to debut at No. 1.
Streams, Sales & Airplay: “Peaches” drew 30.6 million U.S. streams and sold 16,000 downloads in the week ending March 25, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 12.1 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending March 28. (Parent album Justice arrived March 19.)
Bieber, BTS & Taylor Swift: Bieber blasts in atop the Billboard 200 with Justice, his eighth No. 1 set on the survey.
Bieber joins only BTS and Taylor Swift in having debuted at No. 1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously, with Swift having achieved the honor twice. Swift inaugurated the elite club when “Cardigan” and Folklore began atop the respective charts dated Aug. 8, 2020. BTS’ “Life Goes On” and Be soared in atop the tallies dated Dec. 5 and Swift repeated the feat with “Willow” and Evermore on the charts dated Dec. 26.
Bieber’s 7th Hot 100 No. 1: Here’s an updated look at Bieber’s Hot 100 No. 1s.
Title, Weeks at No. 1, Date Reached No. 1
“What Do You Mean?,” one, Sept. 19, 2015
“Sorry,” three, Jan. 23, 2016
“Love Yourself,” two, Feb. 13, 2016
“I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, one, May 20, 2017
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Bieber, 16, May 23, 2017
“Stuck With U,” with Ariana Grande, one, May 23, 2020
“Peaches,” feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, one to-date, April 3, 2021
Dating to his first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Bieber ties Drake for the most leaders in the span since.
4th No. 1 debut: “Peaches” is Bieber’s fourth song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying him with Drake for the most among male artists. Overall, only Ariana Grande boasts more No. 1 starts, with five. Prior to “Peaches,” Bieber began at the summit with “What Do You Mean?,” “I’m the One” and “Stuck With U.”
23rd top 10: “Peaches” also arrives as Bieber’s 23rd Hot 100 top 10, making him the 16th artist with at least that many top 10s. The updated leaderboard: Drake, 45 top 10s; Madonna, 38; The Beatles, 34; Rihanna, 31; Michael Jackson, 30; Taylor Swift, 29; Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, 28 each; Janet Jackson, Elton John, 27 each; Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley, 25 each (with Presley’s career having predated the Hot 100’s inception); Bieber, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, 23 each.