Justin Bieber sets record with debut of ‘What Do You Mean?’

Pop Goes The News — Canadian artists Justin Bieber and The Weeknd hold the top three spots on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In fact, Canadians show up in 18 spots on the chart dated Sept. 19 — including eight of the top 40.

Bieber, 21, is the youngest solo male artist with a song debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100. His single “What Do You Mean?” is only the 23rd ever to launch at the top spot in the chart’s 57-year history.

Bieber’s hit bumped “Can’t Feel My Face” from fellow Ontario native The Weeknd to the No. 2 position.

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“What Do You Mean?” is also No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, with 337,000 downloads in its first week. In 2012, Bieber’s “Boyfriend” topped the chart with more than a half-million downloads.

The song is from Bieber’s new album, which is out Nov. 13. It’s his first since 2012’s Believe.

The video for “What Do You Mean?” has been viewed more than 44.5 million times since Aug. 30.

To celebrate the song’s success, Bieber released an acoustic version on Tuesday. In the video, he’s accompanied by his Canadian guitarist Dan Kanter.

Bieber is doing well in his native Canada, where “What Do You Mean?” had 3.1 million streams (a new record) and 48,000 downloads (the biggest debut of 2015).

Bieber also shows up at No. 10 on the Hot 100 with “Where R U Now,” his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo. It’s been on the chart for 27 weeks.

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The Weeknd has the No. 3 position with “The Hills” (up one spot) and No. 37 with “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, truly dominates the Hot 100. He also has “Prisoner” (No. 47), “Tell Your Friends” (No. 54), “Acquainted” (No. 60), “Real Life” (No. 62), “Shameless” (No. 79), “Losers” (No. 85), “Dark Times” (No. 93) and “In The Night” (No. 100).

Canadian singer Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” is at No. 19 after 15 weeks.

Toronto’s Drake holds the No. 22 spot (“Hotline Bling”) and No. 39 (“Back to Back”).

He is also featured on the No. 52 song, “Where Ya At” by Future; on the No. 87 song “R.I.C.O.” by Meek Mill; and the No. 91 song “100” by The Game.

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On the Billboard 200 albums chart for Sept. 19, The Weeknd is No. 1 with Beauty Behind the Madness. Drake’s If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late is No. 14 and Mendes’ Handwritten is No. 18.

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen’s E*MO*TION fell from No. 16 to No. 64 in its sophomore week of release.

BELOW: Watch the videos for “What Do You Mean?” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”

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