And now, despite all the red headlines, he and his "Purpose" album made it on top.
Hit singles include "What Do you Mean", "Sorry", "Love Yourself" which all peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200 making Bieber the first male artist in nearly a decade to have three number ones from an album.
Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Adele's known for her powerful voice and meaningful lyrics and most of the hits dominated the lists.
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Fans streamed the dance video - which doesn't even feature the singer - a stunning 1.8 billion times in 2016.
Fifth Harmony landed in third place with Work From Home, ahead of Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For. "We're here for you", Weather.com's editors told the ultra-conservative website, which published the video under a licensing deal. Guess his split with the Swift has resulted into a good one.
Pop superstar Justin Bieber has been announced as the fourth headline act for next year's British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park.
Other runner ups include Drake's "Hotline Bling" (899,014,469), Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk (825,589,463), Rihanna's "Work" (800,984,121) and the Chainsmoker's "Closer" (776,806,154)".