Justin Bieber [PREVIEW]
By Fanny Lau
It’s not easy growing up in the public eye, but Justin Bieber has made it work somehow. The Purpose World Tour kicks off in Seattle next week, and the anticipation has been building. The Purpose World Tour will hit the Pepsi Live stage at Rogers Arena on March 11th.
Justin Bieber released his fourth studio album Purpose last November, which received a positive response from fans and critics alike. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with the three singles released so far also topping the charts. The tone and the direction of the record was preceded by a collaboration between Bieber and Jack Ü (Skrillex and Diplo), “Where Are Ü Now”, which earned Bieber his first Grammy Award earlier this year. The theme of Purpose has been noted to be a ‘coming of age’ record for Bieber, or at the very least, representative of his recent life experiences.
With the singles off of Purpose topping the charts, including the reflective “What Do You Mean”, the apologetic “Sorry”, and the Ed Sheeran co-written kiss-off “Love Yourself” – Bieber has definitely shown a more mature side of his musical persona. Aside from the blend of tropical-pop, EDM, and R&B, Purpose has been defined by both fans and Bieber himself as a mark of growth for the 22-year-old singer, who also set out the goal of creating an inspirational record.
If this direction is indicative of what’s ahead for the Stratford, Ontario native, Justin Bieber is here to stay – and you might have to accept that you’ll find yourself humming along, whether or not you are a Belieber.
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