JUSTIN BIEBER’S CHANGES BEATS ELVIS PRESLEY’S 60-YEAR RECORD

Ontario-born musician now youngest solo artist to release 7 consecutive No. 1 albums

Justin Bieber arrives for the premiere of his YouTube documentary, Justin Bieber: Seasons in Los Angeles, on Jan. 27. With the recent release of Changes, Bieber is now the youngest solo artist to have seven consecutive No. 1 albums. (Lisa O'Connor/AFP/Getty Images)

Pop star Justin Bieber is now the youngest solo artist to release seven consecutive Billboard No. 1 albums, breaking a nearly 60-year-old record.

At 25, the Stratford, Ont.-raised musician took the crown from Elvis Presley with the release of Changes. Presley had held that record since the 1961 release of Blue Hawaii, a soundtrack to his film of the same name.

Presley released that album when he was 26 years and 11 months old. Bieber will turn 26 on March 1.

As a group, The Beatles hold a similar record. All four members were under 26 when they released Rubber Soul in 1966, their seventh consecutive No. 1 of what would eventually stand at 19 total No. 1 albums.

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