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Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley as youngest solo artiste with 7 No 1 records

Presley was 26 when he managed the feat while Bieber’s achievement happened just shy of his own 26th birthday.

Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley as youngest solo artiste with 7 No 1 records

Justin Bieber. (Photo: AFP / Getty Images North America / Cindy Ord)

Justin Bieber has gone from teenage heartthrob to record-breaker. With his latest album Changes reaching the top spot of the Billboard Hot 200 chart, Bieber is now the youngest solo artiste in history to have seven records reach the coveted No 1 spot, according to Billboard.

Presley had previously set the record in 1961 with Blue Hawaii at the age of 26 while Bieber’s achievement happened just shy of his own 26th birthday, which is Mar 1.  

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A big achievement to be sure, but Bieber was a little mellow when it came to celebrating the news.

In a response to a tweet from Twitter account Chart Data, Bieber said that he felt “grateful” and on Instagram, he simply wrote “thank you”.

Changes was released on Feb 14, and has sold more than 231,000 equivalent album units in the US, according to Billboard.

The Yummy singer has a 10-part documentary series on YouTube called Justin Bieber: Seasons and he’s also headed out on a US tour starting May 14.

Source: CNA/sr
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