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Justin Bieber begs fans to stream Yummy and encourages them to use VPNs to get it to number 1

Fans were unimpressed by the singer’s tactics (Picture: RUBA/BACKGRID)

Justin Bieber has been called ‘desperate’ after urging fans to get his new single Yummy to number one by listening to it while they sleep.

Returning to music with his first solo single in four years, the 25-year-old has been actively campaigning to get the song to the top of the charts all over social media.

But fans felt that Justin might have gone too far after a since deleted tweet saw the singer reshare a post from a fan account describing how Beliebers could get the song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

‘Create a playlist with Yummy on repeat and stream it,’ one piece of advice read.

‘Don’t mute it! Play at a low volume. Let it play while you sleep.’

Wow, not creepy at all…

The post then went on to urge international fans to use a VPN so their streams would contribute towards the US charts.

‘Remember: this is Justin’s comeback and if we all come together we can give him his sixth number 1 on the BB Hot 100.’

Unsurprisingly, people were less than impressed with the advice, with one Twitter user writing: ‘Imagine being so desperate to get ur lame a** song to #1 that you make a slideshow presentation telling ur fans to use a VPN… yikes.’

Another added: ‘Remember when people just released good music that NATURALLY went number 1??

‘The fact that he’s basically telling people “you don’t actually have to listen to my song, just put the volume really low if it bothers you” is crazy,’ one commenter wrote. ‘Used to be all about the music but now this just feels like a $$$ and number 1 bragging rights thing.’

Others pointed out that the post is one in a long stream of attempts from the Biebs to get Yummy to number 1, including releasing seven different music videos, multiple CD and vinyl singles and a video game for the track, as well as joining TikTok to promote it.

The Sorry singer, who recently opened up about being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, even told fans he wouldn’t go on tour unless the song gets to number 1.

For the Beliebers’ sakes, we really hope he gets it.

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