What goes up, must come down. Let’s face it. We’ve always been obsessed with the rise and (more so the) fall of celebrities. Me, personally? I’m all about the comeback.
Justin Bieber’s fame began at the age 13. The transition from singing covers of famous artist’s songs to performing his own while touring all over the world was instantaneous and kind of incredible.
Here was this dreamy, uber-talented kid who basically had it all. The keyword here is “kid”. We all know what comes next. Kid gets famous, makes millions of dollars, gets everything they want, becomes over overworked, has their childhood robbed, and finally falls into a hole of rebellion and self-destruction. It’s a tale as old as time.
Even though we’re familiar with this pattern, we devour it up like we never saw it coming. In 2012, when Justin’s squeaky clean imaged started to tarnish from the trouble he was getting into, the world grabbed their popcorn and watched wide-eyed from front row seats.
It was like seeing a horror film. You know the man is about to get cut in half with a chainsaw so you cover your eyes (but still peek through your fingers because you can’t stop watching). The world that was once obsessed with Bieber’s rise to fame suddenly couldn’t get enough of its demise.
In 2017, Justin took a break from the spotlight. Although he had collaborated with various artists, he hadn’t released an album since 2015’s Purpose. In that time, he found new love (and marriage), a stronger relationship with God, and a creepy thin mustache that he just will not ditch.
Fast forward to 2020 and the Biebs is 25 years old now. He may not have it all the way together yet, but he’s matured and making a comeback. This is where I grab my popcorn.
On January 3rd, 2020, Bieber released “Yummy”, his first single from his upcoming fifth studio album, Changes.
On January 27th, he premiered the first episode of his new YouTube Originals docuseries, Justin Bieber: Seasons.
And on the 28th the announcement was made that tickets for his North American tour will go on sale on February 14th, 2020, just 👏 in 👏 time 👏 for 👏 Valentine’s 👏 Day.
No matter where you fall on the “Belieber” spectrum, one thing is undeniable: Justin Bieber is a talented musician who has love and passion for what he does. I’m excited to see the direction that his new music and career takes. I’m rooting for him. I’ll always root for the comeback kid.
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