Oh, Canada! Justin Bieber sets chart record for his homeland


He’s lived in the U.S. for so long that it might be easy to forget that Justin Bieber is Canadian.  And that nationality has just allowed him to set an unusual chart record.

His new number-one hit, “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, marks the only chart-topper in Hot 100 history by two solo artists from Canada.  Both Justin and Daniel are from Ontario; Giveon is from the U.S.

What’s more, “Peaches” takes Justin to seven number-one hits in all, just behind the Canadian king of the Billboard Hot 100, Drake, who has eight.  If Justin scores two more number-ones from his current album, Justice, he could hold the all-time record.

By the way, there aren’t that many other Canadian artists who’ve racked up multiple number-ones on the Billboard Hot 100.  After Drake and Justin, you’ve got The Weeknd, with five; Bryan Adams and Celine Dion, both with four; Nelly Furtado, with three; and veteran crooner Paul Anka, with two.

By Andrea Dresdale
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