Justin Bieber notches his first top 10 on a U.S. Billboard airplay chart, as “Boyfriend” reaches the top tier on Pop Songs
“Boyfriend” has just risen from 12 to 10. Bieber had previously risen as high as No. 14 on the tally with debut single “One Time” in 2009.
The ascent at Bieber’s home radio format fills in one of the few gaps in the teen superstar’s career resume. He’s scored three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and 10 top 10s on the Digital Songs survey. “Boyfriend” has sold 1.1 million downloads since its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track’s debut sales sum (521,000) three weeks ago stands as the fifth-highest frame since SoundScan began tallying download totals in 2003.
Bieber is set to join Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and the Wanted as the first performers announced for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The festivities air on May 20 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.