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Pop star Justin Beiber is now the youngest solo artist to release 7 consecutive Billboard No. one albums, breaking a practically 60-calendar year-aged record. 

At 25, the Stratford, Ont.-raised musician took the crown from Elvis Presley with the release of Variations. Presley experienced held that record given that the 1961 release of Blue Hawaii, a soundtrack to his movie of the similar title.

Presley produced that album when he was 26 years and 11 months aged. Bieber will flip 26 on March one. 

As a team, The Beatles hold a similar record. All four members were underneath 26 when they released Rubber Soul in 1966, their seventh consecutive No. 1 of what would at some point stand at 19 total No. one albums. 

In 1966, Ringo Starr — the group’s oldest member — was 25 years and six months aged at the time. George Harrison, the youngest, was 22 years and ten months aged. 

Changes is Bieber’s ninth album to attain the best ten. It debuted on Feb. 14 at initial area, and moved 231,000 models in its initial 7 days. It was also produced alongside a YouTube documentary sequence and North American tour, and is his initial album in more than four years, pursuing up his Grammy-winning Function in 2015.

The album’s results hasn’t come without the need of controversy, though. In mid-January, Bieber manufactured headlines for seemingly directing his lovers to force the Yummy single up the streaming charts. In a given that-removed Instagram put up, Bieber asked followers to put the song on repeat on Spotify — even while they slept — to buy it many occasions through a website link on his website and to use other tactics designed to improve its position.

He also posted many films on the social media system TikTok, using Yummy to boost the Chipotle restaurant chain through the recent Super Bowl, a shift considered by critics as heading against TikTok’s focus on articles from every day buyers. 

Yummy failed to attain No. one, even so. It peaked at No. 3. 

But Beiber’s tactics helped push the album to the best of the charts, according to Tyler Tasson, a audio marketing strategist with Toronto-primarily based Endemic Advertising — even if they were disingenuous and, she claims, a warning sign of how musicians and their labels may possibly attempt to manipulate the procedure in the foreseeable future.

“On the 1 hand, reaching out to your lovers and partaking them to do matters like streaming the album and obtaining singles is terrific, but then getting them to consider to manipulate the procedure is a entire other thing,” Tasson reported.

Streaming retains sizeable weight in Billboard’s chart formula, a procedure the magazine has been tweaking given that initial including streaming data in 2014. Chart posture earlier relied exclusively on gross sales. Now sites that stream audio for no cost also add. If musicians have plenty of lovers. Tasson reported, that’s anything they can use to their advantage.

“1 could argue that the cause Elvis obtained that significant was also fantastic marketing, but there was also truly awesome expertise there,” Tasson stated. “Now, it is all about how you can manipulate the game in a way to get to that amount on the charts.”

Elvis Presley in 1956, the calendar year he would release his debut self-titled album. (Bettmann/Stewart Sawyer)