Justin Bieber returns to the summit on Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 this frame as his new single “Lonely,” a collaboration with super producer and songwriter Benny Blanco, debuts in first place. The track replaces 24kGoldn and Iann Dior’s “Mood” atop the list, and it gives the pop star a very important leader on the tally of the most-consumed smashes in the northern nation.
“Lonely” is Bieber’s milestone tenth No. 1 on the Canadian Hot 100, which is a feat that few acts could muster on almost any Billboard list.
The superstar first reached the throne on the Canadian Hot 100, the most important and competitive ranking of songs in his home country, back in 2012. His smash “Boyfriend” rose to the peak position and took his career to a new level, and since then, he’s made good work of pushing new releases to the highest rungs on the tally.
It would be three years before Bieber returned to the No. 1 space, but in quick succession he earned a trio of rulers in Canada, all from the same album. “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” all spent time atop the Canadian Hot 100, and they were all present on his album Purpose.
Bieber found himself back at No. 1 in Canada less than a year later in 2016 as a featured musician for the first time, as he was credited on Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” alongside MØ.
2017 was another big year for Bieber, as he scored not one, but two No. 1 hits in Canada. First, he joined Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee on “Despacito,” helping the cut vault to the peak spot and make history. Not long after that multilingual win stepped down, DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper, Quavo, Lil Wayne and Bieber all reached the top rung with “I’m the One.”
Three years went by before Bieber earned another No. 1 smash in Canada, and 2020 has been very, very good to the star. So far this year, he’s sent “Stuck With U” with Ariana Grande, “Holy” with Chance The Rapper and now “Lonely” with Blanco to the highest spot, upping his career total considerably.
Including his 10 No. 1 hits, Bieber has broken into the top 10 on the Canadian Hot 100 29 times.
With more new music coming from Bieber soon and countless collaborations in the works, it’s likely that the pop chart-topper will continue to improve his already impressive number of leaders. At this point, there’s no telling how many more No. 1s are in his future, at least in Canada, where he remains one of the biggest stars in the business.