Sorry, Adele, it’s Sorry.
Sorry spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 2, and has finally broken the ceiling; it is Bieber’s second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 in a row, following his other single What Do You Mean, which debuted at No. 1 on Sept. 19, 2015.
A third single from Bieber, Love Yourself, currently sits at at No. 3, where it’s been holding strong. What Do You Mean maintains its presence on the chart, dropping from 5 to 8 on the Hot 100.
Adele’s second 25 single, When We Were Young, isn’t faring anywhere near Hello‘s performance, rising only from 47 to 41 on the Hot 100.
Drake’s Hotline Bling has held strong at No. 4 for the past two weeks, after resting at No. 3 and No. 2.
Bieber brings the word “sorry” to the top of the Hot 100 for the fourth time in history. The prior three No. 1 songs with “sorry” in the title are Brenda Lee’s I’m Sorry in 1960; John Denver’s I’m Sorry in 1975; and Chicago’s Hard to Say I’m Sorry in 1982.