Justin Bieber, a pop hit for years, was nominated in 8 categories at this year’s Grammy Awards. They are: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Pop Solo, Best Double Performance, Best Pop Vocal, Best R&B Performance, and Best Video. Throughout his career, Bieber was nominated 22 times for the Grammy, but he took the statuette only 2 times, excluding the Latin Grammy, where he was nominated only once and won the same for the song “Despacito”, for his participation in the hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
In 2011, Justin got two nominations, in 2016 he took the award for his only nomination at the time in the Best Dance Recording category, for “Where Are U Now”, in 2017 with 4 nominations, which unfortunately took none, same in 2018, with 3 indications. In 2021, with 4 nominations, the singer won the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category with the song “10,000 Hours”. Thus, he went into the 2022 edition with his new album, which competed in the three main categories of the night.
Justice Justin Bieber cover (Image: Disclosure)
Justin Drew Bieber is a 28 year old Canadian singer-songwriter, born in London, Canada. He rose to prominence in 2007 for YouTube cover videos of artists such as Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, thereby attracting the attention of manager Scooter Braun, who has approached him and has been his agent ever since. Justin started his career at the age of 15, and broke when he released the songs “One Time” and “Baby”. Thus, the singer throughout her career presented a total of 8 albums, the first of which was “My World”, released in 2010, and the most recent “Justice”, from 2021.
The album “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)”, the artist’s sixth studio album, released on March 19, 2021 by Def Jam Recordings, features a new version of “Justice” with six additional tracks, providing a total of 22 tracks and 1 hour 5 minutes in length.
Justin in his Instagram post stated that this album is meant to talk about justice. “At a time when there is so much wrong with this shattered planet, we are all seeking healing and justice for humanity. In making this album, my goal was to make music that offers comfort, songs that connect people and don’t feel alone.”
“I know I can’t just solve injustices by making music, but I know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to help the planet and others, we’ll be much closer together. Here I do my little part. I want to continue the conversation about what justice is so that we can continue to heal.”
This album features several artists as collaborations, with big names such as Khalid, The Kid LAROI, Jaden Smith, Quavo, DaBaby, Chance The Rapper, Dominic Fike, Daniel Caesar, Giveon, BEAM, Burna Boy, Benny Blanco, Lil Uzi Vert and Tori Kelly.
Bieber is looking for another Grammy win after getting two in the previous issue (Photo: Disclosure)
In the week of its release, it sold 154,000 copies and was on the Billboard 200 for the eighth time. It was on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global’s Charts and topped the Australian national charts 12 consecutive times with the song “Stay”, in partnership with The Kid. LAROI .
The most listened to songs on this album are:
Holy (feat. Chance The Rapper)- 18/09/2020, with 1.2 million views on Youtube
Lonely (With Benny Blanco)- 16/10/2020, with 145.5 million views
Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)- 19/03/2021- 497.5 million views
Stay (feat. The Kid LAROI)- 07/09/2021- 515.5 million views
Ghost- 10/08/2021- 96.2 million views
Hold On- 03/05/2022- 1.2 million views
Listening to the album, you can see that the singer maintains his pop style from the songs of previous years, with a more upbeat beat. However, the context goes a little deeper. As stated above, Justin’s goal is to seek justice for humanity. The Canadian has his rebellious years, a busy past during his teenage years, but it’s possible in the lyrics of the song to see that he’s not proud of the past, even saying he’s afraid of being abandoned by his great love, his wife Hailey Bieber, because he used to be. On his social networks, Bieber is constantly posting motivational texts for his followers, so that they have strength and be grateful for the little things that life has to offer.
This week, April 3rd, the 2022 Grammys are taking place, with this album and the track success it’s getting, Justin has a great chance to take a statuette in one of the categories he’s nominated for.
By Valentina Lisbon
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