Justin Bieber Now Holds 8 Guinness Records
None of them have anything to do with squirrels
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2016 12:34 PM CDT
In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Justin Bieber is now the proud holder of eight Guinness World Records, and no, not a single one of them is for most asinine behavior or biggest lover of squirrels and Jesus. Rather, all eight of them are thanks to his musical success, Billboard reports:

  • Most streamed track on Spotify in one week ("What Do You Mean?," streamed 30,723,708 times)
  • Most streamed album on Spotify in one week (Purpose, 205 million times)
  • Most simultaneous tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 (17 in December 2015)
  • First act to fill three top slots simultaneously on the UK singles chart ("Love Yourself," No. 1, "Sorry," No. 2, and "What Do You Mean?," No. 3)

  • Most simultaneous new entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (13)
  • Most Twitter followers of any male (82,235,563)
  • Most YouTube subscribers of any male (20,711,202)
  • Most viewed YouTube music channel (10,478,651,389), breaking the previous record set by Rihanna
Guinness staffers report that they recently presented Bieber with his certificates before one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden.