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Justin Bieber is awarded a Golden Ping Pong paddle

Justin Bieber is awarded a Golden Ping Pong paddle to celebrate the success of “What Do You Mean?” on Spotify
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(photo credit: Scott Gries)

Spotify chose a golden paddle because Bieber recently defeated Spotify C.E.O. Daniel Ek at ping-pong.

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Left to right: Mike Chester/SB Projects Head of Radio, Katie Schlosser/Spotify, Michele Santucci/Spotify, Justin Bieber, Steve Savoca/Spotify, Scooter Braun
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Spotify presented Justin Bieber with the “Golden Paddle” last week in their New York offices. “What Do You Mean” set the record for biggest first-week song on Spotify in the service’s history, which helped to catapult the song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

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Justin Bieber & Spotify’s Steve Savoca (photo credit: Scott Gries)

Justin Bieber also set new Global and U.S. debut-week streaming records on Spotify with his latest album – ‘Purpose’ – which hit 205 million global streams (and 77 million U.S. streams) in its first week of release.

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