Justin Bieber returns to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, undoubtedly due to the tremendous impact of the release of his newest single, “Boyfriend.”
Justin dethroned Rihanna, bumping her down to the No. 3 spot. “Boyfriend” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 this week at No. 2 and has managed to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and the Hot Digital Songs chart.
The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays.
Justin Bieber made his highest single debut on Wednesday with new track “Boyfriend,” debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. More than 559,000 copies were sold of “Boyfriend” in its first week.
This is the third time Justin Bieber has managed to break into the Hot 100 top ten. Previous hit, “Never Say Never” made it to No. 8 last year, and “Baby” notched No. 5 in 2010.
The track was played 3,961 times on U.S. radio in its first week, an average of 31 plays on each station, making “Boyfriend” the best first-week plays for a song by a male artist in Billboard’s Pop Songs chart history.
“WHAZZABBBIII. #2 DEBUT on BILLBOARD for #BOYFRIEND! CRAZY! #1 SINGLE SALES IN THE WORLD! #1 in 34 COUNTRIES! INSANE!! #ILOVEYOU #THANKU”
“Jb has never had a Billboard #1 single…but debuting at #2 is unheard of. We will keep going for #1 in the coming weeks…”
Billboard HOT 100
1. Fun – We’re Young
2. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
3. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
4. The Wanted – Glad You Came
5. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
6. Nicki Minaj – Starship
7. Flo Rida ft. Sia – Wild Ones
8. Katy Perry – Part of me
9. One Direction – What Makes you Beautful
10. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call me Maybe
Its almost the end of the year of 2011, Justin Bieber once again charted high on the Top Artists of the Year Chart. Competition was tough this year, with great artists such as Adele, Rihanna, and Katy Perry cranking out hit after hit. But Justin still managed to place at #9 on the 2011 Top artist chart this year, down just one spot from 2010.
Billboard Best of 2011 – Top Artist
- Katy Perry
- Lady Gaga
- Lil Wayne
- Bruno Mars
- Nicki Minaj
- Taylor Swift
- Justin Bieber
- Chris Brown