The return of Justin Bieber has officially begun. In just 24 hours, the Canadian popstar has released the first four episodes of his YouTube docu-series Seasons
, announced his upcoming fifth studio album Changes
, dropped his first headlining single in years, and revealed a slew of North American tour dates. He even found time to post a sweet tribute
on Instagram to wife Hailey. The Biebs is back.In a clip from Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
, Bieber continued his longtime relationship with the TV host and used the daytime series to announce his upcoming album from the same seat where he’s previously staged public apologies, spoken about his love life, surprised fans, and shared new music announcements.
Justin Bieber’s fifth studio album Changes
is set to be released on February 14 and his lead single “Get Me” featuring Kehlani is available now. The new album, Bieber’s first since 2015’s Purpose
, will be supported by a tour starting on May 14 in Seattle and ending on September 26 in New Jersey. Kehlani and Jaden Smith are slotted as the openers for the Changes Tour
, which includes four Canadian dates in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.
In addition to his album and tour announcement, Bieber also spoke with DeGeneres about life with new wife Hailey and the release of his docu-series Seasons
. The singer dropped the first four episodes on Monday, with the debut episode available for free (fans will have to sign up for YouTube Premium to watch the rest of the show, which is currently protected by a paywall). In the series kickoff, Justin takes his tour manager Allison Kaye and wife Hailey back to Stratford where he gives the women and documentary crew a tour of his hometown. Praising the small Canadian city, Bieber reenacts some of the tour fans previously saw in his 2011 3D feature film Never Say Never
. This time around, the older Bieber is more candid about his family’s financial struggles growing up.[video_embed id='1886858']Justin Bieber announces album release date on 'Ellen'[/video_embed]The singer walks the halls of the apartment building where he spent most of his formative years, admitting that he was embarrassed for friends to see where he lived. “I’m pulling up in a Range Rover? Would have never thought of that in a million years,” says Bieber, adding “I used to tell my friends there’s a bowling alley downstairs. ‘Uh, yeah, it’s booked up right now.’”Seasons
also includes interviews with Bieber’s longtime manager Scooter Braun and friend Ryan Good. Both men were with Bieber when he began to emotionally and mentally breakdown near the end of the Purpose Tour
, which led to Justin famously cancelling the final 14 shows. Braun and Good agree that it was Bieber’s short performance during Ariana Grande’s 2019 Coachella set that made the singer feel like he was ready to get back into the studio and on stage. “When you’re doing what you’re good at, you feel like you’re where you’re supposed to be,” says Justin. “I’m the best in the studio or on stage compared to anywhere else.”
Earlier this month, Bieber was announced as the February 8 musical guest for Saturday Night Live
. The one-time host and two-time musical guest will appear during RuPaul’s episode only one week before his new album arrives.
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