Justin Bieber now holds eight world records according to Guinness

Pop singer is lauded for placing 17 tracks in the US singles chart simultaneously

Justin Bieber is currently the holder of eight world records, according to the latest edition of Guinness’s famous book.

The pop singer’s eight records in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition include most streamed track on Spotify in one week with ‘What Do You Mean?’, most streamed album on Spotify in one week with ‘Purpose’, and most simultaneous tracks on the US singles chart for the 17 he placed on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2015.

Bieber is recognised by Guinness World Records too for being the first act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on the UK singles chart, and for the most simultaneous new entries on the US singles chart.

Meanwhile, he is also listed in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for having the most Twitter followers of any male, the most YouTube subscribers of any male, and the most viewed music channel on YouTube.

The news of Bieber’s eight world records comes around a week after his controversial performance at the Essex leg of V Festival, after which some fans accused him of miming.

A press representative for Justin Bieber later dismissed this suggestion, saying there had been “no miming” during his V appearances.