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Justin Bieber And Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beauty And A Beat’ Reaches One Billion Views On YouTube

The track was originally released in 2012.

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Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj - Photo: YouTube/Island/Def Jam Recordings
Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj - Photo: YouTube/Island/Def Jam Recordings

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj’s massive 2012 single “Beauty and the Beat” has reached the one billion view pinnacle on YouTube.

The track peaked at No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and and No.1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. The track was released on Justin Bieber’s third studio album, Believe, which was released in 2012 via Island Records. It debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart with first-week sales of 374,000 copies, and was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Justin Bieber - Beauty And A Beat ft. Nicki Minaj (Official Music Video)

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Internationally, the record enjoyed similar success. It debuted atop the Canadian Albums Chart, where it eventually attained double-Platinum recognition. The album additionally debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and was later certified Gold there.

The video became famous for its introduction, which begins with a title card that reads, “In October of 2012 three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber. The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.

The accomplishment comes at an exciting time for Bieber, who recently recruited Don Toliver for a new single and video, “Honest.” The track came shortly after Bieber released a playful, one-off song, “I Feel Funny,” which came with an accompanying video that Bieber shot with “Honest” director Cole Bennett between takes of the latter’s video shoot.

Punchy and uptempo, “Honest” finds Bieber and Toliver bobbing and weaving over the track as they race through snow-covered woods on souped-up sno-mobiles and escape trouble on the slopes. “Honest” marks Justin’s first official single since “Ghost,” the anthemic finale to the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Justice, which went No.1 at pop radio in January, making chart history with the most No.1 hits by a male solo artist in US radio history and the only fifth artist ever to reach twenty Top five hits on Hot 100.

“Stay” with Kid Laroi, Justin’s eighth career Hot 100 #No. single, made him the youngest solo artist ever to reach 100 hits on the chart. “Peaches,” his certified-triple-platinum smash, made Justin the first male solo artist to debut at No.1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard Hot 100 singles chart simultaneously.

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