Justin Bieber Sets New Spotify Record

By Staff  |  09/03/2015

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber put on an emotional performance at Sunday's MTV VMAs, which likely helped him set a new record on Spotify.

The pop star's new single, "What Do You Mean?," now holds the record for the biggest first week ever on the streaming service, breaking a record set just a few weeks ago by One Direction and Drag Me Down.

Released Friday (August 28), the single has garnered 21 million global streams in just its first five days, according to Nielsen Music, allowing Bieber to set Spotify's single-week streaming record in the U.S., too.