Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' sets U.K. streaming record

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Bieber's Christina Grimmie Tribute

Justin Bieberhas etched his name in the history books by becoming the first act to hit 100 million streams for a song in the U.K.

"Sorry" spent two weeks at the summit of the Official U.K. Albums Chart in October and has gone on to become the most-streamed song in Britain since records began.

Produced by Skrillex and Blood and co-written by Bieber, "Sorry" is the second of three No. 1 singles lifted from Bieber's album Purpose.

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"For Sorry to become the first track in Official Chart history to pass the 100 million mark is a record which can never be taken away from Justin," notes Official Charts Company CEO Martin Talbot. "It is, perhaps, the four-minute mile of music streaming. A remarkable feat, a first which will be Justin's record forever."

"What Do You Mean" and "Love Yourself" are also closing in on the 100 million streams milestone. The Purpose singles have clocked-up 98.6 million and 94.3 million streams, respectively, and they're expected to hit the magical mark in the weeks ahead.

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The U.K. has been a happy hunting ground for Bieber. Earlier this year, he become the first artist ever to occupy the entire top three on the U.K. singles chart, a feat that earned him the inaugural Official Chart Record Breaker Award. "Sorry" is currently No. 6 on the U.K.'s Top 40 Biggest Songs of 2016 survey, which is based on combined digital, physical and streaming equivalent sales.

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