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Justin Bieber sets new record atop U.K. singles chart

Justin Bieber has set a new U.K. chart record after becoming the first artist to spend four consecutive weeks at numbers one and two on the singles countdown.

The pop superstar racks up a third week at the top with Love Yourself, which previously replaced his other tune, Sorry, in pole position.


His dominance over the past month helps the Canadian singer beat the last record held by The Beatles, who remained in first and second place for three consecutive weeks with Hello Goodbye and Magical Mystery Tour in 1967 and 1968.


Bieber earns a third top five entry with What Do You Mean? at five, behind Adele's Hello and You Don't Own Me by Grace and G-Eazy at three and four, respectively.


Meanwhile, Adele continues to reign over the U.K. albums chart with 25, which boasts a total of 1.97 million national sales since is release late last month (Nov15), putting it on course to become the fastest release to sell two million copies in British music history. Official Charts Company bosses expect 25 to pass 2.5 million sales by the end of 2015.


Elvis Presley's If I Can Dream climbs to two, with Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams slipping to three.


Purpose by Bieber ends the week (ends18Dec15) at four and I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne rounds out the new list at five.