Justin Bieber cracks 10 billion video views on Vevo
Justin Bieber has made history as the first artist to break the 10 billion views mark on Vevo.com.
The pop superstar achieved the huge feat in 2,316 days - just over six years - according to bosses at the video streaming website.
Promos from Justin's new album, Purpose, have helped to propel the 22-year-old past the massive milestone since September (15), thanks to hit singles Sorry, which has racked up more than 1.1 billion views to date, and Love Yourself, which has garnered over 455 million clicks, reports Billboard.com.
It's the latest Vevo high for Justin, as he is already one of just three musicians to boast two videos with more than a billion views. His breakthrough track Baby became the first song ever to sail past the figure in 2014, and it now has 1.3 billion hits.
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are the other two stars to achieve the record, but Justin could soon beat the girls to become the first to have three one billion-view videos as What Do You Mean? currently has 887.7 million hits.
The news is sure to put a smile on Justin's face after he recently scrapped all meet-and-greets on his ongoing Purpose World Tour due to depression issues. He made the announcement via Instagram.com on Tuesday (22Mar16), in the midst of his three-night residency at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
"Love u guys..," he began in the caption of a photo of himself hugging a young fan at a past meet-and-greet session. "I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.."
"Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression..," he continued. "The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised."
He concluded, "Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen."
- Cover Media