After spending 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard US Hot 100, Adele has finally been dethroned by Justin Bieber. The Brit singer's Hello shot to the top of the list after its launch, while Bieber's Sorry, released in the same week, landed at the second spot.
His track dropped to number four in week two before moving up to the third spot (week 3) and then the second, where it remained for a total of eight weeks.
Now, in a surprising takeover, the single from Bieber's fourth studio album Purpose has landed at the number one spot (dated 23 January), forcing Hello to step down to number two. In a bigger twist, Adele is currently sandwiched between the Canadian singer's songs, with his track Love Yourself at the third position.
The Purpose album has brought Bieber back-to-back residencies at the top of Hot 100. What Do You Mean was his first number one single on the chart back in September 2015.
The Baby singer had to wait the longest to move from a runner-up position to the top. OutKast's The Way You Move was the only other track that spent the same amount of time at number two before finally capturing the first place in 2003-04. However, in their case, they were competing against themselves — Hey Ya, another of their songs was leading the chart at that time.
The 21-year-old singer is having an even better time in the UK, where he is making chart history with Love Yourself, Sorry and What Do You Mean taking up the top three positions on the UK Top 100 rankings. Adele fell three rungs to the fifth place this week (8 January to 14 January).
If that is any consolation to Adele fans, her record-breaking third studio album 25 is number one on the Billboard Top 200 albums as well as the UK Top 100 albums charts.