Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Xenia Deli, Justin Bieber's Video Girlfriend, Makes Her 'Love' Advent Debut

Xenia Deli, Justin Bieber's Video Girlfriend, Makes Her 'Love' Advent Debut:

This was, without a doubt, an extraordinary year for Justin Bieber. Aside from a fashion-forward image reinvention and a surprisingly successful public redemption tour, the singer racked up a handful of hits, including the very catchy "What Do You Mean," which had an equally sexy music video to go along with it. The female star of said video was Xenia Deli, a 25-year-old Moldovan model and actress who was plucked from relative obscurity to portray Bieber's love interest, immediately catching the attention of some very jealous Beliebers. Apparently, she also caught the eye of Katie Grand and the team at Love, since Deli makes her debut in the magazine's digital Advent calendar on Monday.

In the cheeky clip directed by Sam Faulkner, Deli dances and lip-syncs along to the very hit that made her famous, wearing a retro bra and high-waisted panty set. She's pretty adorable, and certainly holds her own against some of the Advent's other big-name stars, including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Bella Hadid. One of Grand's most well-known talents is her ability to discover the "next big thing" before anyone else, so if Deli's spot in this year's Advent lineup is any indication, we'll be seeing plenty more of her in 2016.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Justin Bieber Should Say Sorry Because He STOLE THE SHOW On The Voice Finale — Watch All The Performances HERE!

Justin Bieber Should Say Sorry Because He STOLE THE SHOW On The Voice Finale — Watch All The Performances HERE!:



justin-bieber-slays-the-voice-finale-sor


We can't say we're surprised!

Tuesday night's finale of The Voice left quite a few people happy, particularly winner Jordan Smith and his coach Adam Levine.

But the contestant and his mentor took a back seat to another singer who appeared on the show last night -- Justin Bieber!

The 21-year-old stopped by the show to sing his hit song Sorry, and he had nothing to apologize for -- he absolutely killed it!

Related: Blake Shelton REALLY Wants To Keep Gwen Stefani On The Voice Next Season!

JB started the song off on a slow note playing the piano before the beat picked up and the backup dancers came out to play.

But Justin wasn't the only epic act of the night as Missy Elliot and Pharrell Williams sang WTF (Where They From) and Usher joined Smith on stage to perform Without You!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing performances (below) and let us know what your favorite moment was!

The Biebs performs Sorry:

Missy and Pharrell bring the house down with WTF (Where They From):

Usher joins Jordan on stage for Without You:

[Image via NBC.]


Justin Bieber Attempts To Distract From The Kourtney Kardashian Rumors By Partying With Kendall Jenner!

Justin Bieber Attempts To Distract From The Kourtney Kardashian Rumors By Partying With Kendall Jenner!:



kendall-jenner-justin-bieber-the-nice-gu




Justin Bieber certainly has a type!

The Sorry singer was spotted leaving West Hollywood's The Nice Guy just moments after Kourtney Kardashian Kendall Jenner on Tuesday night!

Related: Kourtney Is NOT The Woman In Justin's Pic!

Yup. While it's been rumored the 21-year-old has been hooking up with the supermodel's oldest sister (and at the same hotspot no less!), it seems he's looking to get cozy with someone a bit closer in age.

And Kendy is just a year younger than him!

Though it is kind of strange that the Biebs might try to make Kourt jelly with her little sis, but then again, he and the leggy lady are close friends!

Maybe this is some sort of plan they cooked up! Who knows??

What do U think???

[Image via Bauer Griffin Online/FameFlynetpictures.]


Original enclosures:


Justin Bieber & Kourtney Kardashian Have Reportedly Been Hooking Up For Months — But It's 'Not Serious!' Find Out Why!

Justin Bieber & Kourtney Kardashian Have Reportedly Been Hooking Up For Months — But It's 'Not Serious!' Find Out Why!:



kourtney-justin__oPt.jpg


Ever since those romance rumors first came out, we've been DYING to know if Kourtney Kardashian and Justin Bieber are actually hooking up!

Well, Perezcious readers, insiders tell People that it's SO on between these A-listers!

Related: Kourtney's App Is FINALLY Here!

But before you start shipping this cute couple, be warned that they aren't necessarily on the fast track to true love! A source says:

"It's been a deep flirtation for months. He's obviously close to the family, and Kris [Jenner] is obsessed with him. It's just one of those things where it makes Kourtney feel good about herself. It's not serious at all. This young guy is into her, he thinks she's hot and she's older. She just wants to have fun."
Another confidante clarifies that the singer and the reality star have been "hooking up" for MONTHS!

Apparently, the momma-of-three and the hitmaker are "cuddly and huggy" together, and even exchange flirty texts while they're in the same room!

Ooooh la la!

This fledgling fling is even backed by Kourt's famous family! The insider confessed:

"They all think it's kind of funny. There's no ill will at all."
This hookup is momager-approved!

[Image via Brian To/FayesVision/WENN.]


Justin Bieber Was Baptized By Eccentric Pastor Carl Lentz In THIS NBA Star's Bathtub After His 2013 String Of Legal Troubles!

Justin Bieber Was Baptized By Eccentric Pastor Carl Lentz In THIS NBA Star's Bathtub After His 2013 String Of Legal Troubles!:



justin-bieber-baptized-bathtub__oPt.jpg


Well that is a choice!

On Wednesday, it was revealed that Justin Bieber decided to be baptized in a particularly odd location following his fall from grace back in 2013.

In fact, the Sorry singer turned to eccentric pastor Carl Lentz during his troubled period and reportedly had an intense heart-to-heart that lead him to ask to be baptized. Allegedly, the Baby performer was sobbing and "ravaged by feelings of loss" while praying with the minister.

Related: Justin & Kourtney Kardashian Have Been Hooking Up For Months

The spiritual guide to the stars revealed in the January issue of GQ that he reached out to one of his followers/NBA star Tyson Chandler for assistance in the religious ceremony.

Apparently, Carl called up the Phoenix Suns athlete and asked if he and the Biebs could use his tub. Whoa!

It's said J.B.'s baptism took place back in January 2014 after one of Tyson's games. Initially, the pop sensation was supposed to be baptized in the 33-year-old's swimming pool but since it was closed they were forced to use the bathtub.

That makes more sense!

Still Justin isn't the only A-lister associated with Carl as his former flame Selena Gomez, as well as Kendall Jenner and Kevin Durant, have worked with the preacher. Wow!

Though it appears the 21-year-old's saved moment didn't last long since shortly thereafter he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges. Oof!

Regardless, we're happy to report that Selly G's ex seems to have gotten his act together now. Phew!

[Image via Alberto Reyes/Brian To/WENN.]


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On the Charts: Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' Crushes One Direction

On the Charts: Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' Crushes One Direction:

In the final sales week before Adele's 25 puts an indefinite stranglehold on the Billboard 200's Number One spot, Justin Bieber's Purpose proved victorious in its much-ballyhooed competition against One Direction's Made in the A.M. Despite predictions that it would be a close race for the top spot, Bieber's first studio album in over three years grabbed Number One with relative ease after Purpose sold 649,000 total copies in its first week, giving the album the temporary crown of 2015's highest-selling week until Adele claims that honor seven days from now, Billboard reports.

Related: 5 Things Justin Bieber Could Teach Zayn Malik

Purpose marked Bieber's sixth consecutive Number One album. Of Purpose's 649,000 copies sold, 522,000 units came from pure album sales, with the rest of that total coming from a combination of a la carte song downloads and streaming figures. Still, it was more than enough to topple One Direction, whose first album as a quartet claimed the Number Two spot with 459,000 total copies sold, 402,000 of which were pure album sales. In what's some good pre-Black Friday news for the music industry, this week marked the first time since December 2009 that the Number One and Two albums both sold more than 400,000 copies apiece.

As the holiday season approaches, a bunch of new releases flooded shelves, resulting in a vastly different Top 10 than previous weeks. In fact, eight of this week's Top 10 were new releases: After Bieber and One Direction, Logic's The Incredible True Story grabbed Number Three, followed by Jeezy's Church in These Streets (Number Four), Chris Young's I'm Comin' Over (Number Five) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's latest set Letters From the Labyrinth (Number Seven).

Alessia Cara's Know It All and Kirk Franklin's Losing My Religionat Nine and 10 respectively, rounded out the debuts in the Top 10. The only remnants from last week's Top 10 were Chris Stapleton's Traveller at Number Six and the Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness at Number Eight.

Next week, we'll find out just how many records Adele's 25 breaks on her way to Number One; early forecasts predict the album will smash the single-week sales record currently held by N'Sync's No Strings Attached, which sold 2.4 million when it arrived in March 2000.

Original enclosures:


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This Service Will Anonymously Text Your Friends Justin Bieber Lyrics

This Service Will Anonymously Text Your Friends Justin Bieber Lyrics:

beebsEMBED
Jim Smeal/REX Shutterstock
If it’s not too late to say sorry, you can text your ex (or anyone with a working US phone number) a series of Bieber lyrics from a random number for just a dollar. Technically, you can always do that for free, but using the service Bieber Bomb will have the texts sent from anonymous number. For an extra dollar, the conversation can be sent to you in secret. And, for $2.50, you can text three people. You get the idea.



They’ll probably be like, “What do you mean?” and then guess what? The Bieber Bomb will text right back? “What do you mean?” With any luck that can go on for a few texts before they throw their phone through a window.



Ideally, you send one of these to someone when they’re sitting with you so you can watch them getting increasingly upset at the Bieber texts. But maybe if they’re a Belieber, they’ll know instantly and fall in love with the Bieber Bomber from afar. If it’s your significant other, maybe they’ll even leave you for the Bieber Bomber because the text bot is the only one that truly understands them. Maybe the Bieber Bot will ruin your life, and crush your SO's dreams when they find out that there is no true love and that they’ve just fallen in love with a robot.



This is exactly like the plot of the movie Her but more brutal and more real. Technology hasn’t turned on anyone this badly since DJ Khaled got lost at sea on his jetski.





Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?



Taylor Swift Releases Live Film For Her Birthday & One Great Gift Idea



Harry Styles Shows His Belly Button, Appears In A Latte, Is Magical



Taylor Swift, Mad With Power, Tries To Trademark An Entire Year


Original enclosures:


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Justin Bieber asks fans to help identify Instagram beauty

Justin Bieber asks fans to help identify Instagram beauty:

Justin Bieber's mystery lady seems to have been identified — and she's not happy about it.

The “What Do You Mean?” singer took to Instagram Monday to ask fans to help him track down a brunette beauty that had captured his attention.

“Omg who is this!!” he captioned the photo of the woman.

ALTERNATE CROP OF NSD105
Nathan Denette/AP


Justin Bieber performs live during a small concert for charity in Toronto on Monday.

Many commenters identified her as an Instagram user named Cindy Kimberly, a brunette who bears a striking resemblance to supermodel Adriana Lima, whom Bieber was rumored to have had a fling with last year.

The pop star has yet to address his fans’ theories, but Kimberly responded to the scrutiny with an Instagram post of her own.

“Omg who is this!!” Justin Bieber captioned a photo of a brunette beauty identified by his fans as Cindy Kimberly.
justinbieber via Instagram


“Omg who is this!!” Justin Bieber captioned a photo of a brunette beauty identified by his fans as Cindy Kimberly.

Enlarge

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Adriana Lima attends the Victoria's Secret Fashion's Night Out event at Victoria's Secret, SoHo on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
John Parra/Getty Images for Victoria's Secr


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Adriana Lima attends the Victoria's Secret Fashion's Night Out event at Victoria's Secret, SoHo on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Enlarge


“Omg who is this!!” Justin Bieber captioned a photo of a brunette beauty who bears a striking resemblance to supermodel Adriana Lima (right).
"I so do not know how to deal with this," she wrote, along with noting that several fake social media sites have sprung up in her name after Beliebers brought her to their idol's attention.

Bieber’s quest to find the gorgeous brunette comes after fans thought he might be pining for another brunette: his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

After the "Good For You" singer was spotted getting cozy with One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan at a birthday party Friday night, Bieber shared a throwback photo of him and Gomez together.

For those speculating that Bieber wants to reconnect with his ex, a source told  People that while the two "care about each other and miss each other, they're not getting back together right now."

As for Lima, she and several other famous beauties can be seen walking in the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, airing at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Tags:
justin bieber ,
adriana lima

Monday, November 23, 2015

Watch Justin Bieber Sing in the Rain During 2015 AMAs Finale

Watch Justin Bieber Sing in the Rain During 2015 AMAs Finale:

The 2015 American Music Awards closed with Justin Bieber performing three of his most recent hits. Dressed casually in an oversized hoodie, the singer began the medley with an acoustic version of "What Do You Mean?" – the lead single off his latest album, Purpose. He followed that up with a dance-heavy delivery of his EDM collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, "Where Are Ü Now" before capping off the night with a rain-soaked performance of the moombahton-tinged "Sorry."

The Canadian pop star released Purpose, his fourth album, earlier this month. The LP features several tracks produced by Skrillex and guest spots from Big Sean, Nas, Travi$ Scott and newcomer Halsey. Ed Sheeran also served as a co-writer on the biting, acoustic track "Love Yourself."

Just two days before releasing the album, Bieber announced an extensive North American tour in support of it. The trek launches in Seattle on March 9th and will wrap on July 19th at Madison Square Garden.

Original enclosures:


SELENA GOMEZ and Justin Bieber Leave The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

SELENA GOMEZ and Justin Bieber Leave The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills 11/20/2015:



SELENA GOMEZ and Justin Bieber Leave The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills 11/20/2015


The post SELENA GOMEZ and Justin Bieber Leave The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills 11/20/2015 appeared first on HawtCelebs.

Justin Bieber Angers Nirvana Fans, 'Refinery29' and 'WhoWhatWear' Launch in UK

Must Read: Justin Bieber Angers Nirvana Fans, 'Refinery29' and 'WhoWhatWear' Launch in UK:

Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Justin Bieber at the 2015 American Music Awards. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Nirvana fans were not pleased with Justin Bieber's Nirvana shirt

Nirvana fans took to Twitter to slam 21-year-old singer Justin Bieber when he appeared at the 2015 American Music Awards in a Nirvana t-shirt. "I feel like if the interviewer asked him what his favorite nirvana song was, he would say smells like teen spirit," one observed quipped. {Us Weekly}

Refinery29, WhoWhatWear and Byrdie launch in UK

On Monday, two fashion-focused lifestyle sites — Refinery29 and Clique Media's WhoWhatWear, as well as the latter's beauty offshoot, Byrdie — launched UK editions. WhoWhatWear's UK team will be led by former Grazia fashion news and features editor Hannah Almassi; Byrdie UK will be led by Amy Lawrenson, formerly the beauty and fitness editor at Women's Health UK. {Fashionista inbox}

Robin Givhan critiques Donald Trump's style

Donald Trump has taken to criticizing voters' sense of fashion — so Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic of The Washington Post, is giving it right back to him. According to Givhan, Trump's suits are sorely lacking in an attention to fit, and his comb-over is "rooted in insecurity... a laugh line." That said, "his ordinary, angry middle-management guy" style is probably one of many reasons why average voters can relate to the Donald. {The Washington Post}

China unveils consumer-focused agenda

In response to China's slowing economic growth, China's State Council announced its plans to boost consumer spending by expanding credit, improving online payment options and managing credit card fees. {WWD}

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination

Must Read: Justin Bieber Takes James Corden Shopping, Zara Fires Employees Following Discrimination:

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Justin Bieber and James Corden reunite for another "Carpool Karaoke"

Even if you're not a Belieber, it's hard not to appreciate this video of James Corden and Justin Bieber cruising through Los Angeles, singing some of the pop singer's old (and new!) hits. We especially enjoyed the sartorial makeover they gave one another, as well as Corden's failed/successful (depends on how you see it) attempts at a belly roll. Take a look above. {YouTube}

Zara fires employees after a woman in hijab is denied entry into one of its stores

A video of a woman in hijab being denied entry into a Zara store in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, has surfaced online. In the video, the security guard tells the woman, "If things change, they'll change, but I don't make the rules." (A 2010 French law prohibits anyone from wearing a full face covering in public, but the law does not apply to the hijab, which covers the hair.) While the actual date of the incident is not certain, the video was uploaded on Nov. 14, one day after the Paris attacks. Zara has since then fired the manager and the security guard responsible, and clarified that "there have never been instructions given out to act this way." {Quartz}

Jimmy Fallon teams up with J.Crew on an iPhone 6/6s case

Just in time for the holidays, J.Crew has released its latest collaboration with "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon called The Pocket Dial ($48) — an iPhone 6/6s case that comes with a navy polka dot square clip. It's a pretty novel idea that's made even better by the fact that all proceeds will benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a Kenya-based charity that protects elephants from poaching. Head over here to shop. {Fashionista inbox}

Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld's movie "Once and Forever"

In Karl Lagerfeld's 11-minute movie "Once and Forever," Kristen Stewart plays the role of a hot-tempered actress brought on set to play a young Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in a biopic. "Once and Forever" was shot over two days using four cameras, and according to Stewart, the actors and actresses weren't given a script. The film will be screened in Rome Dec. 1 and will debut online the same day. {WWD}

How global warming is impacting fall fashion

This fall has been the warmest one in New York in 25 years. Now, retailers are responding by relying more on pre-collections, or "seasonless" clothing, to drive sales as the weather becomes more unpredictable. Retailers are also trying to ignite a mental shift to fall by promoting items like sleeveless coats and toeless boots. {The New York Times}

Kering shares Environmental Profit & Loss account for 2014

According to Kering's 2014 Environmental Profit & Loss results, the French company saw its environmental impact increase by 2.2 percent. (In 2014, the value of its environmental impact amounted to $1.05 billion, compared to 2013's $1.03 billion.) In 2014, there was an increase in production volume of raw materials like calf leather, rubber and cashmere items. Similar to 2013, the supply chain accounted for 93 percent of the environmental impact in 2014. {WWD}

Homepage photo: YouTube

Monday, November 16, 2015

Justin Bieber Shares Ed Sheeran-Penned Tune 'Love Yourself,' Announces L.A. Gig

Justin Bieber Shares Ed Sheeran-Penned Tune 'Love Yourself,' Announces L.A. Gig:

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber performs during the MTV EMA's 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

Brian Rasic/Getty Images for MTV
  • 2.556 k

  • 1.064 k

  • 20

Every release Justin Bieber has delivered from Purpose has carried a strong message. For Bieber’s latest, “Love Yourself,” he strums his pain while shooing a no-good lover on the acoustic, Ed Sheeran-penned track.

Bieber Partners with Lyft on 'Purpose' Promotion

“My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone,” Bieber sings on the chorus. “‘Cause if you like the way you looked that much, baby you should go and love yourself.

Justin Bieber & Derek Zoolander Are #Twinning While Promoting 'Purpose' -- See the Pic

To celebrate his upcoming LP, the recent Billboard cover star also announced a special show in Los Angeles. “An Evening with Justin Bieber” will toast to the release of Purpose and premiere of the dance short film titled Purpose: The Movement. Special guests along are slated to appear at the Staples Center on Friday, Nov. 13, the same day Purpose will undoubtedly break the Internet.

Justin Bieber's 'Purpose': Meet the 17-Year-Old Co-Producer Behind the Album

Justin Bieber's 'Purpose': Meet the 17-Year-Old Co-Producer Behind the Album:

Steve James
Steve James

Elliott Brockelbank
  • 8.387 k

  • 400

  • 40

Pop sensation Justin Bieber is prepping for the release of his fourth studio album, Purpose, coming out Friday, Nov. 13. He has already teased an eclectic handful of singles off of the LP, including "Where Are U Now," "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry," and most recently, "The Feeling" with indie pop star Halsey.

Bieber and his team seem to have pulled out every trick in the book to hype up his releases for this star-packed project. From celebrity plug-ins to graffiti signs to an entire week appearing on Ellen, fan excitement over the imminent album drop continues to reach new peaks.

However, Beliebers have been cued in for an additional surprise that revolves around the title track, "Purpose."  One of the producers credited on the record is 17-year-old Pittsburgh native named Stephen Philibin, better known by his stage name Steve James.

The up and coming artist received his driver’s license only six months ago, but he and his team have confirmed that the opportunity "couldn’t have been any more perfect."

Steve spent his summer in Los Angeles with managers Jay Cao and Brett Bassock, who helped coordinate the studio sessions. When asked to create a chord progression that would resonate with "Purpose," Cao mentions, "Steve whipped up the chords in five seconds."

"Working with Poo-Bear, specifically, was an enlightening experience," James says. "His feedback on my music helped me open the door to a new realm of music that was once outside my comfort zone."

James and his team admit there was a time of doubt whether or not Bieber would end up singing on the track, but when they received the final cut and seal of approval, Cao fondly adds that James "cried like a baby, gave me the biggest hug and said ‘Wow, we did it!'"

The young gun has remixed Zhu and The Weeknd in past releases, and is currently prepping his first single coming out soon under his solo project.

Justin Bieber Adds 'Purpose' Events in Chicago & Houston

Justin Bieber Adds 'Purpose' Events in Chicago & Houston:

Justin Bieber photographed on Oct. 14, 2015 at Quixote in West Hollywood, Calif.
Justin Bieber photographed on Oct. 14, 2015 at Quixote in West Hollywood, Calif.

Zoey Grossman
Justin Bieber hears his fans -- and he's adding more Purpose preview shows.

A few days ago, Bieber announced that this Friday, Nov. 13, the day Purpose drops, he would be hosting a fan Q&A at the Staples Center in L.A. The event would also premiere the dance short film Purpose: The Movement. Fans were, to put it mildly, psyched.

Justin Bieber Previews New Song 'I'll Show You' From 'Purpose': Watch

At least, the fans whe lived in the Los Angeles area were. But fans in the rest in the country hoped there might be a few more stops. Well, Beliebers, your wish is Bieber's command.

The singer shared on Instagram that he'd added event next week in Chicago and Houston, as well as an additional show in Los Angeles. "I heard u," Bieber wrote. "On sale 10am local tomorrow :)"

Justin Bieber or One Direction: Who Will Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Vote

Justin Bieber or One Direction: Who Will Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Vote:

Justin Bieber vs. One Direction
Justin Bieber vs. One Direction

Getty Images
  • 3.919 k

  • 5.446 k

  • 153

It's finally here.

Justin Bieber and One Direction both released their hotly anticipated new albums today (Nov. 13). For Bieber, Purpose is a comeback record after a difficult period for the Canadian pop star. For 1D, Made in the A.M. signals the end of an era -- the final album before the quartet takes a much-deserved break.

Even if you're a fan of both, you gotta wonder: Whose album is going to take the top spot on next week's Billboard 200?

Industry Sources Weigh In on Bieber vs. 1D Release Day Race

Both albums will sell briskly according to industry predictions, but even insiders aren't sure whose album will reach the No. 1 slot when the first-week sales tallies are in.

So for now, we're asking you: Will Bieber or 1D earn a No. 1 album? Vote below and share your reasoning in the comments.

<p><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/9177539/">Whose album will hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200?</a></p>


Justin Bieber on Fame: 'I Wouldn't Wish This Upon Anyone'

Justin Bieber on Fame: 'I Wouldn't Wish This Upon Anyone':

Justin Bieber NME Cover
Justin Bieber NME Cover

Courtesy of NME Magazine
  • 9.335 k

  • 483

  • 40

With the release of Purpose today, Justin Bieber also appears on the cover of the NME to talk about his latest album, Amy Winehouse, and the way fame is making him feel.

Justin Bieber or One Direction: Who Will Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200? Vote

Here are five quick takeaways from his cover story.

5. He Enjoyed Doing Community Service

“I built a plastic playground for these little kids. I was pretty hidden away. Usually you have to do it in the street but they didn’t make me. I was painting, listening to music and having the best time. There were families there, and I got to meet a lot of people who were happy to see me. That felt good. Like I wasn’t just doing it because I did something stupid.”

4. Kanye West's Approval Means A Lot to Him

“Out of anyone in the industry who is creative, he really gets me. His advice is always just, ‘Make music that’s so good people can’t hate on it.’ I didn’t wanna bore him or waste his time. So I was like, ‘Can I play you these songs?’ and he was like, ‘I wanna hear everything.’ To hear him say that, it just showed that he cared.”

Watch Justin Bieber Name His Top 5 Male Pop Stars

3. The Amy Winehouse Documentary Made Him Sad

“It didn’t freak me out, but it made me sad. When I started out I just wanted to sing and make music. I was young, didn’t read celebrity blogs or see what the f--- was going on, but then I got famous and people started recognizing me. I was like, ‘Dude, I didn’t sign up for this.’ And Amy in the movie talks about how she didn’t want to be famous, she just wanted to make music. It’s like, ‘Can you guys just leave me alone, I just wanna make the music. Please leave me alone.’”

2. He Thinks There's a Double Standard for Former Child Stars

“It’s because of the way the ‘Justin Bieber brand’ was portrayed. I was a wholesome pop star who was so amazing who had nice hair and a f---ing image that no one could ever live up to. So when all this happened people were like, ‘Woah, let’s rip him apart.’ If you see Ghandi roll up a blunt, it’s different to seeing Ryan Gosling roll up a blunt. You wouldn’t give Ryan Gosling a hard time.”

1. Fame Isn't All That Great

“All the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. There’s a famous Jim Carrey quote, ‘If everyone was famous then nobody would wanna be famous.’ [Carrey actually said: ‘I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.’] And it’s true. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.”

Read the full feature here.



Justin Bieber NME Cover


Justin Bieber NME CoverCourtesy of NME Magazine

Justin Bieber Answers Questions, Performs New 'Purpose' Songs in Los Angeles

Justin Bieber Answers Questions, Performs New 'Purpose' Songs in Los Angeles:

Justin Bieber to celebrate the release of "Purpose" at Staples Center
Justin Bieber performs onstage during a performancer to celebrate the release of "Purpose" at Staples Center on Nov. 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Def Jam
Justin Bieber is proving to fans that he has a new Purpose in life.

On the day of his latest album release, the beleaguered pop star fielded questions and performed tunes from "Purpose" in a series of sold-out fan events held Friday, Nov. 13, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber L.A. Events Move Forward With Extra Security After Paris Shootings

Bieber made his way to the rotating stage on a skateboard for the first of three engagements before taking requests from the crowd of mostly young female fans. The queries ranged from "Will you marry?" to "Are you happy?" Bieber answered affirmatively to both questions.

"I'm happy overall," said Bieber. "I'm a little stressed out, but I'm happy. I'm just being honest."



However, Bieber did appear perturbed when some overzealous attendees lobbed objects onto the stage, including a smartphone. He cautioned the crowd against it before returning the iPhone. One fan told Bieber she skipped school to attend the event and asked him for a photo.

"I would say school is important, but this is probably a little more important," joked Bieber. "Stay in school, kids."

Justin Bieber Proves His Growth on 'Purpose': Album Review

Several fans asked Bieber about overcoming troubles. His redemption was a recurring topic during the 90-minute event. Earlier this month, Bieber received a favorable probation report after completing his sentence in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's house with eggs.

"I just felt like I lost my place for a while," said Bieber. "I lost my purpose, and I wanted to just be light and let people know that whether you don't feel like you have a purpose, whether you're just trying to figure it out, there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

After the Q&A session, Bieber was joined by an acoustic guitarist and performed five songs, including new tunes "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?"

In his first arena performance since releasing his fourth studio album, the 21-year-old singing sensation was admittedly a bit rusty. He lamented that a speaker delay was affecting his vocal ability. At one point, he forgot the words to "Love Yourself."

Watch Justin Bieber Name His Top 5 Male Pop Stars

Bieber quickly rebounded and crooned a couple of songs while simultaneously skateboarding on the stage. He sent the crowd into a frenzy when he plucked a fan from the audience and serenaded her with "One Less Lonely Girl." Following the performance, Bieber debuted a 45-minute dance video featuring several of his new tunes -- but not much Biebs.

"Keep being the best versions of yourselves," Bieber told the crowd as he left the stage. "I'm gonna try to do the same."

The tickets for An Evening with Justin Bieber were $18 or $22 with a copy of "Purpose." Bieber devotee Samantha Kwan said the price of admission was worth it.

"I mean, it was only five songs, but I got to see him in person for $18, and he's totally hot," she said. "I wish I could come back for the other shows."

Bieber posted on Twitter after the first scheduled event that the other engagements, as well as a live stream, would go on as planned following the shootings and explosions in Paris.

Justin Bieber: 'I Had Tears in My Eyes' Watching Amy Winehouse Doc

Justin Bieber: 'I Had Tears in My Eyes' Watching Amy Winehouse Doc:

Justin Bieber continued to ruminate on the destructive nature of fame in a new cover story for NME in which he spoke about his emotional response to the recent Amy Winehouse documentary.

"I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her," Bieber said of the film. "People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that's what they were trying to do to me."

With his first album in three years, Purpose, set to arrive Friday — and an extensive tour to follow next spring — Bieber has been opening up about his downward spiral and the psychological toll of living under intense media scrutiny from such a young age.

"I just want people to know I'm human," Bieber said immediately prior to his remarks about Asif Kapadia's Amy. "I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you're on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don't know the other side. This life can rip you apart."

Bieber similarly addressed the difficulties teen icons face in a Billboard profile, in which he asked "people to be more kind to young celebrities." He admitted later, "Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me."

Bieber has safely backed away from that edge in the run-up to Purpose, which has included numerous stops on an apology tour, as well as three hit songs. While working on the album, Bieber told NME he became friendly with Kanye West, another frequently scrutinized figure, who passed on some crucial wisdom to the revitalized pop star.

"Out of anyone in the industry who is creative and I see eye to eye with, he really gets me," Bieber said. "His advice is always just, 'Make music that's so good, people can't hate on it.' I didn't wanna bore him or waste his time. So I was like, 'Can I play you these songs?' and he was like, 'I wanna hear everything.' To hear him say that, it stuck with me. It just showed that he cared."

Original enclosures:


Friday, November 13, 2015

Justin Bieber Settles Beefs, Surprises Fans, Hangs Out With Who?

Justin Bieber Settles Beefs, Surprises Fans, Hangs Out With Who?: It’s Bieber Week on Ellen and, truly, in the hearts and minds of America.



Following some profiles in major magazines, Justin Bieber has been a weeklong guest on the comedian’s talk show. There have been some highlights, including Bieber surprising some superfans by sneaking up behind them. (The video is worth watching just for the hysterical reactions.)








It was also a week of quiet reflection for Bieber, as he met with Seth Rogen in a sitdown that was as dignified as the Camp David peace talks. Rogen said of his Bieber beef that it was entirely the comedian’s fault. He described some horrific masks that were used to promote his upcoming The Night Before, only for Bieber to come out wearing one. Oh, Justin, you scamp.



A video posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:12pm PST


Wednesday concluded with a mysterious photo of Bieber and Jennifer Aniston.





We wonder what they were doing. Talking about the best way to wear drop-crotch cargo pants?





Like what you see?How about some more R29 goodness, right here?



Demi Lovato Blows Us Away With "Confident" Performance



Here's A Sneak Peek At Selena Gomez's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Performance



Adele Gives Flawless Performance Of "Hello" At NRJ Awards


Original enclosures: