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Justin Bieber Tops Elton John To Land Highest-Certified Single

The teen star's single Baby has beaten Elton's Candle In The Wind


Justin Bieber can add another new record to his already successful career after it was announced that the popstar has overthrown Elton John’s Candle in the Wind/Something About the Way You Look Tonight to become the highest-certified single in history.

Bieber manged to top the 66-year-old crooner due to a recent change to the US singles chart which now incorporates on-demand streaming numbers.

Justin has managed to top Elton John's record with his single Baby (STMC/WENN)

The teen heartthrob's song Baby, featuring rapper Ludacris, has now been certified the highest-earning single in history.

The record was helped by the song shifting a whoping 3.9 million copies in America as well as being over 858 million times on Vevo, making it now 12-times platinum.

Elton John's beloved classic is 11-times platinum, with the vast majority of its numbers coming from sales.

Maybe word is yet to reach the Boyfriend singer who hadn’t mentioned the good news on Twitter, instead the star, who is on a month-long break form his Believe tour has been busy catching on sleep as he tweeted this week: "I like to sleep. A lot."

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