Kingston-born Bryan Adams has had his Billboard Hot 100 record surpassed by Stratford, Ontario’s Justin Bieber.
Bieber’s featured role on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has given the young singer his fifth #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
That’s one more than the four #1 songs by fellow Canadians Bryan Adams and Celine Dion, making Justin Bieber the Canadian singer with the most top songs ever on the Billboard Hot 100.
Following those top three positions for Canada are Drake, Nelly Furtardo, and The Weeknd, all with three #1 songs each.
Bieber’s five #1 Hot 100 songs all ranked within a year and eight months (from “What Do You Mean?” to “Despacito”) making him the quickest to do so since Michael Jackson charted five times from his “Bad” album in just nine months and two weeks.
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Justin is also the first male artist to get his first five #1 songs that fast since Elvis Presley did it about three weeks quicker in 1959-61 (Elvis’ earlier songs were before the Billboard Hot 100 began in August 1958). Mariah Carey did it the quickest of anyone, garnering five #1 songs on the chart within a year, two months and a week in 1990-91.
Bryan Adams, who was born in Kingston in 1959, hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Heaven” (1985), “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991), “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (1995), and “All for Love” with Rod Stewart and Sting (1994).
Check out Bryan Adams accompanying Justin Bieber in an acoustic rendition of Justin’s hit-single “Baby” in Berlin (2015):
[Video: Universal Music Deutschland]
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