Once in a blue moon, a brand new song skyrockets straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ is only the 23rd record in Billboard Hot 100’s history to accomplish this very rare feat.
Keeping in mind that this Billboard chart has been around for over half a century this is Bieber’s first such achievement as his 2012 song, ‘Boyfriend‘ peaked at #2.
Def Jam Records’ CEO, Steve Bartels, chimed in, praising Justin and Scooter’s efforts on all their success.
“I am thrilled for Justin, who put so much heart, soul and hard work into creating and launching this song. I’m also very proud of the way the Scooter Braun team and the Def Jam family came together to execute this effort, with the vision and the goal of Justin’s first-ever Hot 100 chart-topper. [It’s] a reminder of what an important global star Justin has become, with worldwide chart milestones being achieved daily as the song resonates.”