Music Australia By Tim Ashworth

Justin Bieber Backs Bookmaker William Hill’s #Bieber4Hottest100 Initiative

The odds of Justin Bieber winning the 2015 edition of Triple J’s Hottest 100 have been slashed after the global superstar shared William Hill’s #Bieber4Hottest100 initiative to his 71.1million Twitter followers.

Bieber’s Grammy nominated collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex (Jack Ü) - ‘Where Are Ü Now’ – opened at $81 with William Hill, but has been slashed to $19 to now sit inside the Top 10 of Australia’s biggest music countdown. ‘Where Are Ü Now’ was played by the station on April 3rd of this year.   

“We certainly weren’t expecting Justin and his Beliebers to get behind our #Bieber4Hottest100 initiative so quickly, but it’s awesome,” William Hill spokesman Tim Ashworth said.

“By sharing the post to his 71 million plus followers, he’s already done more to promote the station and its world famous countdown than what Taylor Swift did last year. It’ll be interesting to see if he can take it out, but at these odds it would be a catastrophic result for us.”

Two of his other smash hits, ‘What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry” have also been crunched following the hype to be $61 & $101 respectively, having opened as rank outsiders.

Lean On’ by Major Lazer has been trimmed again this morning since voting opened to now be $2.65 with the leading bookie, while Aussie’s Jarryd James and Chet Faker are next in line at $7.00.

William Hill is also offering $25 for any of his three songs to take out the number one spot on Australia Day, 2016.

Odds courtesy of William Hill

Will any of Justin Bieber’s three songs win the Triple J Hottest 100?
$25 YES

Triple J Hottest 100 Winner 2015

$3        Lean On - Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. MO
$7        Do You Remember - Jarryd James
$7        The Trouble With Us - Marcus Marr and Chet Faker
$10      Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
$10      Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
$13      Hoops - The Rubens
$16      King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
$17      Hotline Bling – Drake
$19      Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber) - Skrillex & Diplo
$21      Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
$26      The Hills – The Weeknd
$21      Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde
$31      M.O.B. - Tkay Maidza
$26      Delilah - Florence + the Machine
$26      Say My Name - Peking Duk
$34      Let it Happen - Tame Impala
$41      Shutdown – Skepta
$51      Shake it off (Like a Version) - Milky Chance
$61      What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
$10      Sorry - Justin Bieber