Justin Bieber recieved quite the honor after breaking Elvis Presley’s Billboard chart record, a tweet directly from the King’s official account congratulating him on the accomplishment. And now Justin has replied thanking his family for the kind words.
“Yesterday, music history was made. What does the King of Rock n Roll have in common with the 21st century King of Pop? Congratulations on setting a new record @justinbieber” the message read. This coming from directly from Elvis Presley’s Twitter account.
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Justin Bieber’s album “Changes” climbed to #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, and it’s the 7th time in his career he has sat in that position. The outstanding accomplishment puts him ahead of Elvis Presley on the list of most #1 albums on Billboard.
JB must have been super pumped to received a message directly from Presley’s account, presumably run by his family, and he thanked them for their kind words and the support.
“Thank you King and to the entire Presley family,” Justin tweeted.
— Elvis Presley (@ElvisPresley) February 25, 2020
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Interestingly, by scoring his seventh chart-topping album Justin is the youngest to get to that level at age 25. Elvis Presley hit the mark back in 1961 when he was 26.
If you are thinking, what about the Beatles?? Well, it’s true a few of them were younger than Justin at the time they reached their seventh #1 album, BUT, they are credited as a group in the charts so it doesn’t factor into this category.
Justin’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to acknowledge the incredible feat, saying, “Proud of who you are. Happy for what you have achieved.”
Thank you King and to the entire Presley family. https://t.co/Imc0h50SUG
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 26, 2020
Fans flooded social media to congratulate the Beibs with one person posting on Instagram, “Well deserved.. congratulations –and It’s an awesome piece of work. Congrats!”
Another added, “Where the haters at?! love you JB”
It remains to be seen if Justin Bieber can hit the ultimate level of getting 10 #1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. But, he waited five years in between this one and the last one…so if he wants to get there he better get to work!