Justin Bieber Matches One Of Justin Timberlake’s Most Impressive Chart Feats
The Weeknd rules the latest edition of Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, the weekly ranking of the biggest tracks on pop radio in the U.S., with his current smash “Save Your Tears.” The tune has now led the charge for two frames, and it may continue to control the list for the foreseeable future.
As The Weeknd sets up shop at No. 1, just one new track enters the top 10 on the Pop Airplay chart, but that single helps the musician behind the cut make history thanks to its quick success.
Justin Bieber, Giveon and Daniel Caesar’s “Peaches” lifts from No. 11 to No. 6 on this week’s Pop Airplay chart. The track leaps into the highest tier on the tally after just a month, which is a very quick rise, as it typically takes much longer for most hits to rise the ranks.
“Peaches” is Bieber’s eighteenth top 10 on the Pop Airplay chart (and the first for both featured artists), which is one of the most impressive sums of all time. With 18 placements inside the loftiest space on the tally, Bieber ties one other musician for the most appearances among solo male pop stars.
Before this week, only Justin Timberlake had reached the top 10 on the Pop Airplay chart with 18 different tracks, when looking solely at male musicians who typically work on their own. Now, the two are tied with one another for this prestigious honor.
It’s worth noting that Timberlake’s career count doesn’t include the work he released as a member of Nsync. The boy band that launched him to superstardom more than 20 years ago also scored nine top 10 smashes on the Pop Airplay chart during their time together, meaning his sum is actually 27 wins.
At the moment, it looks like Bieber has a better shot at pulling ahead of Timberlake, as opposed to the other way around. While the Canadian pop superstar is still releasing new singles regularly and sending them right to the highest reaches of the Pop Airplay chart, Timberlake hasn’t scored a top 10 placement for nearly five years.