Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’ hits 1 billion views
justin bieber and Nicki Minaj The 2012 single “Beauty and the Beat” reached the peak of one billion views on YouTube.
The track peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. The track was released on Justin Bieber’s third studio album, Believe, released in 2012 via Island Records. It debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart with first-week sales of 374,000 copies, and was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Internationally, the record enjoyed similar success. It debuted atop the Canadian Albums Chart, where it eventually achieved double platinum recognition. The album also debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and was later certified Gold there.
The video became famous for its intro, which begins with a title card that reads, “In October 2012, three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber. The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.
This accomplishment comes at an exciting time for Bieber, who recently recruited Don Toliver for a new single and video, “Honest”. The track came shortly after Bieber released a playful and unique song, “I feel funny” which came with an accompanying video that Bieber shot with “Honest” director Cole Bennett in between takes of the latter’s video shoot.
Punchy and uptempo, “Honest” finds Bieber and Toliver dancing and weaving down the trail as they ride through snowy woods on hot-blooded snowmobiles and escape trouble on the slopes. “Honest” marks Justin’s first official single since “Ghost,” the final anthem of the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Justice, which hit No. 1 on pop radio in January, making chart history with the highest number of No. 1 hits by a male solo artist in US radio history and the only fifth artist to achieve twenty of the top five Hot 100 hits.
“Stay” with Kid Laroi, the eighth Hot 100 #No. single, made him the youngest solo artist to reach 100 hits on the chart. “Peaches,” his triple-platinum-certified hit, made Justin the first male solo artist to debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart simultaneously.
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