Press Release: JUSTIN BIEBER’s NEW ALBUM, PURPOSE, ARRIVES NOVEMBER 13
For immediate release
JUSTIN BIEBER’s NEW ALBUM, PURPOSE, ARRIVES NOVEMBER 13
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY!
OCTOBER 16 PRE-ORDER INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE TRACK FROM JUSTIN & ARIANA GRANDE, LAUNCHES 7 DAY COUNTDOWN TO JUSTIN'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE "SORRY" PRODUCED BY SKRILLEX & BLOOD, TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN” SMASHES RECORDS!
FIRST TIME #1 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD HOT 100
#1 ON NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN CHART FOR 6 WEEKS IN A ROW
CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN SALES
SPOTIFY RECORD 100 MILLION STREAMS IN LESS THAN ONE MONTH
#1 IN 90 COUNTRIES ON ITUNES UPON RELEASE
EXCLUSIVE MERCH AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDER OF PURPOSE
AT JUSTIN’s NEW ONLINE STORE16 October 2015 – (TORONTO, ON) - As global superstar Justin Bieber breaks chart records around the world with his #1 global hit “What Do You Mean,” it has now been announced that his upcoming new studio album PURPOSE, arriving November 13 on RBMG/Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is available for pre-order with digital retailers and Justin's exclusive online store. Preorders of PURPOSE include the smash singles "What Do You Mean" and "Where R U Now," and will unlock a special, preorder-only exclusive track featuring Ariana Grande. Justin's highly anticipated next smash "Sorry," produced by Skrillex and Blood, is set to unlock next Friday, October 23. Pre-Order PURPOSE here. First single, “What Do You Mean” (released August 28) debuted at #1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart and has continued to hold that position these past six weeks. It also went to #1 on the US Billboard Top 40 Pop Songs, and became his first #1 UK national chart hit. “What Do You Mean,” which hit #1 at iTunes within five minutes of its worldwide release last month, and went on to reach #1 at iTunes in more than 90 countries. On the streaming side, “What Do You Mean” handily broke the Weekly Global Spotify streaming record with over 41 million streams, and went on to reach 100 million Global streams in less than one month out. As of this writing, it has surpassed the 167 million mark. It was also revealed last week that the artwork for PURPOSE was created by Retna, the world renowned graffiti artist from Los Angeles, acclaimed for the distinctive constructed script he has developed. 26-year old Retna (aka Marquis Lewis), who has been exhibited around the world, has also done branding work for clients including Nike and Louis Vuitton. Pre-orders are available now for PURPOSE signed CDs, vinyl and other limited edition items, exclusively via Justin’s new online store. The lyric video for “What Do You Mean,” featuring professional skater Ryan Sheckler (view it here), and the music video for “What Do You Mean” (view it here) have amassed total combined YouTube views in excess of 214 million to date. The success of “What Do You Mean” benefited from an innovatively viral 30 day Instagram countdown and Twitter lyric reveal campaign, garnering over 100 million impressions. Justin supported the release early last month with a return to the MTV VMAs, followed by an appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and a week-long takeover of The Today Show that climaxed with live performances on Thursday and Friday.
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