2 September, 2015 - NME.com
Justin Bieber could claim his first ever UK Number One single this week.
The Canadian singer has never topped the Official Singles Chart before, but according to the Official Charts Company, his comeback single 'What Do You Mean?' is currently on course to land the Number One spot in this Friday's chart (September 4).
The track is currently outselling last week's Number One, Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song', which has been knocked down to the Number Two spot. Demi Lovato's 'Cool For The Summer', Calvin Harris & Disciples' 'How Deep Is Your Love' and Jess Glynne's 'Don't Be So Hard On Yourself' make up the rest of the Top Five.
Bieber's previous highest entry on the Official Singles Chart was 'Boyfriend', which was a Number Two hit in 2012. So far, the singer has had 21 solo Top 40 singles in the UK.
'What Do You Mean?' was produced by Skrillex and is the first to be released from Bieber's forthcoming new studio album, his first record in three years.
The as-yet-untitled LP is expected on November 13 and will feature collaborations with Drake, Diplo, plus more work with Skrillex.
Justin Bieber performed at the MTV Video Music Awards over the weekend (August 30), where he appeared to break down in tears.
Watch the video for 'What Do You Mean?' below.