Justin Beiber dethrones Adele on two Billboard charts
Finally! Someone has managed to dethrone Adele a.ka. the queen of pop music.
Justin Beiber's "Sorry" rose to the number 1 on two Billboard charts and in both cases Adele was knocked out of the number one spot.
On Monday, "Sorry" rose to number 1 on Billboard's top 40 radio-based Pop Songs airplay chart, marking his second number 1 on this chart and dethroning Adele's "Hello" which spent four weeks atop Pop Songs.
Yesterday Billboard also announced that the dancehall track "Sorry" dethrones Adele's "Hello," on the Hot 100 Chart ending "Hello's" 10-week reign at No. 1.
"Sorry" has already spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 Chart.
The song is the second single from Beiber's latest album "Purpose" album and has been well received since its initial release last October.
It peaked at number one on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and outside Canada, the song topped the charts in nine countries, including New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.
It also enjoys heavy rotations on Jamaica's radio stations because of the music and dance moves in the video which borrow from dancehall.