“As Long As You Love Me” To Be Next Justin Bieber Single
Have you listened to Justin Bieber’s latest effort, the dubstep-influenced “As Long As You Love Me”? And, did you like it? Then, you’re in luck. In a few weeks, “As Long As You Love Me” will likely be all over. Island Def Jam confirmed to Billboard yesterday that the track will be the follow-up to Bieber’s first Believe single “Boyfriend.” The track, featuring rapper Big Sean, is officially expected to enter the charts this week, although it was previously put out as a preview for Believe. Since that point, it already hit No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling 168,000 downloads.
Radio stations are expected to start promoting “As Long As You Love Me” on July 9.
Rodney Jerkins produced the track, which, even with a distinct dubstep tinge, is still a pop song. Bieber, apparently, was inspired upon hearing the EDM genre in London and asked Jerkins to try it out. The two, however, play it safe on the track. The dirty bass of dubstep still ends up relatively clean. The pop star considers it one of the strongest cuts off Believe, saying in a recent interview: "There's nothing like it."
Already out in stores, Believe had the strongest debut of any album so far in 2012 – even beating Madonna’s MDNA, which recently fell off the Billboard 200 chart. Believe opened with 374,000 copies at No. 1 and, in fact, is the singer’s fourth No. 1 album. In terms of sales, Believe significantly beat out My World 2.0, which sold 291,000 copies its first week. Along with this success, Believe’s first single “Boyfriend” has peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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