(May 21, 2012 – New York, NY) Global superstar Justin Bieber officially takes the wraps off his eagerly anticipated new studio album today, BELIEVE, scheduled for June 19th release by the Island Def Jam Music Group.
BELIEVE takes flight on the wings of “Boyfriend,” its first worldwide smash single, which hit #1 at iTunes the second it was released, and set a world-record for debuting #1 on iTunes in 32 countries. The “Boyfriend” video has shattered all YouTube records since its MTV premiere (on May 3rd). The clip generated 8 million views in its first 24 hours, and has garnered over 44 million views to date.
BELIEVE is Executive Produced by Scott “Scooter” Braun and Usher Raymond IV, and track producers include Max Martin, Mike Posner, MdL, Diplo, Hit-Boy, The Messengers, Zedd, Rodney Jerkins, and Justin’s vocal producer, Kuk Harrell. The album features guest appearances by Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean.
With worldwide album sales in excess of 15 million units, Justin has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years. He has over 43 million Facebook fans, more than 22 million Twitter followers, and over 2.7 billion YouTube views – he is far and away the most popular YouTube artist of all time, and received the 2012 Billboard Music Award for Social Artist of the Year.
BELIEVE follows Justin’s #1 Christmas album, Under The Mistletoe, which was his third #1 Soundscan debut in just 18 months, making him the first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three #1 albums before his 18th birthday (on March 1st). Prior to Under The Mistletoe, My World 2.0 entered Soundscan at #1 in 2010 (containing “Baby,” ranked the #1 most viewed YouTube video, currently over 738 million views); and Never Say Never: The Remixes entered at #1 in 2011, the soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in U.S. history.
In its standard physical configuration, BELIEVE will contain 13 tracks as follows: *1. “All Around The World” featuring Ludacris *2. “Boyfriend” *3. “As Long As You Love Me” featuring Big Sean *4. “Catching Feelings” *5. “Take You” *6. “Right Here” featuring Drake *7. “Fall” *8. “Die In Your Arms” *9. “Thought Of You” *10. “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj *11. “One Love” *12. “Be Alright” *13. “Believe” The deluxe physical package will contain an additional three tracks: “Out Of Town Girl,” “She Don’t Like The Lights,” and “Maria.”