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Justin Bieber Breaks Elvis Presley's 59-Year-Old US Chart Record

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By Kevin JP

Justin Bieber has racked up seven Number One hits at the young age of 25, shattering Elvis Presley's long standing record. The feat was accomplished by Elvis 59 years ago, but Justin just topped the charts with his album 'Changes' and is now the youngest artist to have done so in history. Elvis had released his seventh album, Blue Hawaii, when he 26 years old back in 1961. Actually, it was really, really close because the Canadian singer's 26th birthday is March 1st.

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A Decade of Topping the Charts

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Bieber first topped the charts in 2010 at the age 16, with his debut album My World 2.0. His three previous studio albums and two out of three of his remix or acoustic albums have all reached Number One in the US. 'Changes' is his first in more than four years and Bieber is the first act to reach Number one on seven different charts, those being the Hot 100, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and now Hot Country Songs!

Changes

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Justin Bieber has definitely transitioned to a more chill R&B sound when you compare it to the much more upbeat pop of his previous work. It may be due to the fact the 'Changes' follows a time of self-reflection in which Justin got married and has addressed his substance use. The album has received mixed reviews, with the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis calling it 'subdued and unassuming, which are curious things for mainstream pop to be'. Apparently he's growing up - and so is his music.

Love & Marriage

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Justin first met Hailey Baldwin, the daughter of Stephen Baldwin and niece of Alec Baldwin, when they were teenagers. They first got engaged and secretly married months later in a New York City courthouse, only to 'retie' the knot, according to People magazine, in a slightly more elaborate ceremony at the luxury resort, Montage Palmetto Bluff located in Bluffton, South Carolina. The couple talked to 'Vogue' about their union and Hailey said, 'I'm not going to sit here and lie and say it's all a magical fantasy. It's always going to be hard.'

Grateful & Protective

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Bieber took to his Twitter account to express his feelings about the new of breaking the nearly 60 year old milestone. Justin has become much more reflective and vocal about it in the past year or so. He recently had this to say about Bille Eilish. "I definitely feel protective of her," Justin said. "It was hard for me being that young, and being in the industry, and not knowing where to turn, and everyone telling me they love me, and just turn their back on you in a second."

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