Sunday 19 January 2020

Justin Bieber unveils first new album in five years

The star has been teasing new music for some time.

Justin Bieber (Yui Mok/PA)
Justin Bieber (Yui Mok/PA)

By Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter

Justin Bieber has announced his first new album in five years – and teased a new song called Yummy.

The 25-year-old pop star unveiled the news to his 123 million Instagram followers on Christmas Eve.

He shared the hashtag #Bieber2020, which could indicate the name of the album, his fifth, although the star did not confirm this.

The album’s first single, Yummy, will be released on January 3 2020 and fans were treated to a snippet of the song in the video.

In the short film, Bieber is seen walking across a desert-like landscape featuring a handful of buildings and a petrol station.

In a voiceover, he says: “As humans, we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I have been through. I believe I am right where I am supposed to be and God has me right where he wants me.

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Justin Bieber’s wife Hailey (Jennifer Graylock/PA)

“I feel like this is different from previous albums just because of where I am in my life. I’m excited to perform on the tour.

“We all have different stories, I’m just excited to share mine. It’s the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything I’ve done.”

Bieber will embark on a US tour in support of the new album, between May and September 2020. He did not, however, announce any UK dates.

It comes after the heartthrob singer heavily teased the announcement on social media.

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On Monday he posted two pictures of the word “Tomorrow” in pink writing and also shared a black and white image of himself.

All three posts were captioned: “December 24, December 31, January 3 … #2020.”

In October he promised to release a new album before Christmas if his latest Instagram post received 20 million likes.

The post has since been deleted.

Bieber, who is married to model Hailey Baldwin, has not unveiled a new album since Purpose in 2015.

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