AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber's "Purpose" is just getting bigger and bigger. While currently aiming for the top spot on next week's Billboard 200, it has just shattered Spotify's global and U.S. record for the most streams in the first week of an album's release.
Marking the Canadian pop superstar's first proper full-length in 3 years, "Purpose" came out last Friday, November 13. Since then, the record has notched 205 million global streams, including 77 million in the United States alone.
Its competitor, One Direction's "Made in the A.M.", has also been doing well on the streaming service. The British group's fifth studio installment, which was released on the same day, has received 106 million plays globally in its first week.
It's worth noting that both "Purpose" and "MITAM" broke the record previously set by The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind the Madness", which garnered 90 million streams its first week following its release last August.
The two new albums are now on track to open at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the new Billboard 200 which will be unveiled this weekend. Meanwhile, One Direction's LP has officially outsold the Biebs' in the group's homecountry as it is now sitting at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart.