As Billboard reported on Sunday, Shawn Mendes enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with his fourth studio album, Wonder. At 22 years, four months and two weeks old — hey, we’re exact here at Billboard — Mendes is the third-youngest artist in history to log four No. 1 titles on the Billboard 200, and he’s the youngest to top the chart with four full-length studio albums.
Let’s take a look at all the artists who logged four No. 1 titles before their 23rd birthdays. The dates shown are Billboard chart dates, which for Mendes is Dec. 19. (We’re counting all kinds of releases here, but FYI, we’ve flagged all releases that weren’t full-length studio albums.)
1. Miley Cyrus – 16 years, five months, one week: The onetime Disney star landed her fourth No. 1, Hannah Montana: The Movie, a film soundtrack, on May 2, 2009. Her first three No. 1s were Hannah Montana (a TV soundtrack), the double-disc Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (half TV soundtrack, half studio album) and Breakout.
2. Justin Bieber – 18 years, four months and one week: The Biebs landed his fourth No. 1, Believe, on July 7, 2012. That made him the youngest male solo artist and the youngest solo artist who was born outside of the U.S. to land four No. 1s — records he still holds. His first three No. 1s were My World 2.0, Never Say Never: The Remixes (a seven-song remix album) and Under the Mistletoe. FYI, Bieber was 21 years, nine months and one week old in December 2015 when Purpose became his fourth full-length studio album to reach No. 1.
3. Shawn Mendes – 22 years, four months and two weeks: Mendes lands his fourth No. 1, Wonder, this week (Billboard chart date Dec. 19, 2020). His first three No. 1s were Handwritten, Illuminate and Shawn Mendes.
4. Elvis Presley – 22 years, 11 months and one week: The King landed his fourth No. 1, Elvis’ Christmas Album, on Dec. 16, 1957. His first three No. 1s were Elvis Presley, Elvis and Loving You (a film soundtrack). FYI, Presley was 26 years, seven months and two weeks old in August 1961 when Something for Everybody became his fourth studio album to reach No. 1.