MEXICO CITY - Justin Bieber tried to take in a bit too much culture during his Mexican vacation as the pop star was kicked out of Mayan ruins for attempting to enter a restricted area.
The 21-year-old Canadian singer was visiting the ancient site in Tulum, which faces the Caribbean Sea, on Thursday when he sought to “enter an area prohibited to visitors,” an official at the National Institute of Anthropology and History told AFP.
Guards from the institute, which oversees archeological sites, stopped Bieber and “invited him to leave” the ruins, the official said on condition of anonymity, confirming an incident that made headlines in Mexico. Bieber caused a commotion during a previous visit to Mexico in November 2013, when he claimed on Twitter to have met President Enrique Pena Nieto and his family at a performance in Mexico City.
The president’s office denied that the meeting had taken place and Bieber later corrected himself, saying that he had only met with Pena Nieto’s family. Bieber, who was discovered in 2008 when a music producer stumbled on an online video of the youngster, released “Purpose” last month, his first album in three years.
Moreover, Justin Bieber notched a historic first on the British singles charts on Friday, occupying the entire top three, the Official Charts Company said. The Canadian star’s “Love Yourself” logged a fifth week at number one, followed by “Sorry” at number two and “What Do You Mean” at three. “It’s the first time an artist has ever achieved the feat in the history of the official charts, having previously hit the incredibly rare milestone of holding spots one and two with ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry’,” the Official Charts Company said. Fans of the 21-year-old heart-throb have been downloading individual tracks from his latest album, “Purpose”.
The last artist to have three singles in the top five was Beatles legend John Lennon in 1981 with “Imagine” “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and “(Just Like) Starting Over” following his assassination. Meanwhile Motorhead’s heavy metal classic “Ace of Spades” re-entered the charts at number 13 following the death of frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister on December 28.
It reached number 15 when it was first released in 1980. In the album charts, Adele celebrated her seventh consecutive week at number one, seeing off a challenge from Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream”. Presley, who would have been 81 on Friday, missed out on returning to the number one slot by just 3,300 sales. Following his live BBC television show on New Year’s Eve, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams’ “The Best of Me” zoomed up 108 spots to number 20.