Justin Bieber Scored U
And the first No. 1 song of the new year goes to...why, Justin Bieber , of course.
Biebs closed out 2015 riding a huge wave of success from his new Purpose album, breaking streaming records and becoming the 21-year-old's fifth album to reach 1 million units sold.
It only makes sense that the buzz would keep on rolling right into 2016 -- and it did.
Bieber's Ed Sheeran-assisted ballad, ' Love Yourself ,' is the first song of the new year to reach No. 1 on the U.K. chart , returning to the peak it held for three weeks before Christmas. Adele's 25 remains the top album on the charts.
If this is a sign of things to come -- if 'Love Yourself' is the de facto intro song of the new year, getting us tangled in its messy romanticism and gorgeous vocal lifts -- 2016 is going to be a very emotional year. Alessia Cara already knows this. Sheeran knows, too, even if he's taking a break from social media for all of it.
And I'm completely cool with it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEuk8j8imI