New Justin Bieber Album Expected for 2012
During the second half of 2011, Justin Bieber started discussing, via Twitter, a new album. In an interview with I Heart Radio this week, the Biebs revealed that his third studio album is scheduled for 2012. He said: "The ‘Believe’ album is going to be coming out hopefully February-March time. I'm really excited about it. Hopefully we can make history where we'll be working with a lot of different people and working very hard to try and make a new sound something that people aren't really used to."
Like his debut and recent Christmas album, Bieber’s third release features a handful of performers. Earlier this year, he said: “I’m working with a lot of cool people. I’m working with Kanye. Drake is gonna work on the album with me and a lot of different artists.”
His collaboration with the “Headlines” rapper, however, isn’t complete. Drake explained: “Me and [Justin] are going in the studio in January to work on his new album, so I’m excited about that. […] That’s definitely gotta be one of the most talented kids doing music right now.”
Even if he is going back to his routine (could there ever be a Justin Bieber album without featured artists?), the pop star cites Justin Timberlake’s second album as inspiration: “I want to step out of my comfort zone but I don’t want to go too left, where people aren’t going to get it and think … I want to keep me and step over here and try some other stuff. Like how Justin Timberlake did ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds.’ I want to make something different like that. Not like him, but do my own thing.”
Kevin Cossom, Bangladesh, and Danja are producing the release now titled Believe. Nevertheless, the singer envisions a greater role for himself on this release. Manager Scooter Braun told Billboard months ago: “He’s pretty adamant about writing a lot of [the album]. And he played me some stuff that he’s been doing on his own. He wrote this amazing song that sounds like a Jodeci record. I’m really excited for him. This kid can sing his a— off. He’s coming into his own.”
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