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Justin Bieber Is First Male Artist to Debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 Twice



DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One,” featuring a star-studded group of collaborators — Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne — stormed in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated May 20). The accomplishment, beyond marking Khaled’s first leader on the list, lifts Bieber into an exclusive club: He’s now the first male soloist, and third act overall, to debut at No. 1 with multiple titles.

Bieber previously entered atop the Hot 100 with “What Do You Mean?” The lead single from his Purpose album opened at the apex on the chart dated Sept. 19, 2015, becoming his first No. 1 on the list. (“One” is his fourth Hot 100 leader overall.)

With “Mean” and “One,” the pop superstar ties Britney Spears’ total of chart-topping starts, which she earned with “3” in 2009 and “Hold It Against Me” in 2011. Bieber and Spears trail only Mariah Carey’s record hat trick of No. 1 debuts, achieved with “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men, both in 1995, and “Honey” in 1997. Together, Bieber, Carey and Spears account for seven of the 28 songs (25 percent) that have debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100.




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