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    Justin Bieber to Make Cameo in 'Ridiculous Costume' for 'Friends' Reunion

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    The ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ hitmaker reportedly has agreed to make a cameo appearance and wear a silly costume for the much-anticipated reunion special of the classic television show.

    Apr 19, 2021

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    Justin Bieber is reportedly set to make a cameo appearance in the “Friends” reunion.

    The pop star has been convinced by the show’s producers to wear character Ross Geller’s famous Spudnik potato costume for the upcoming HBO Max special.

    A TV source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper, “Justin was honoured to be involved and didn’t mind sending himself up wearing a ridiculous costume. It was all run like a military operation to keep details under wraps, and Justin nailed it.”

    His casting is a big coup for bosses at HBO Max, who were forced to delay filming by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The original stars David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc are all expected to return for the much-anticipated reunion.

    Details of the project are still sketchy, but Jennifer previously said “it’s not scripted.” The Rachel Green depicter teased, “I will not be Rachel, although I kind of am. Well, we’re all sort of little fragments of them. Not really. But yeah.”

    Co-star Lisa also hinted that she would not be reprising her TV character, “I will not be Phoebe.”

    David later gave a bit more clues on what to expect, “We are all ourselves, although there is one section of it that I don’t want to give away, but we all read something.”

    While delays were usually considered as a setback, Jennifer thought otherwise, “You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more exciting and more fun than it would have been. So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed. Look, we’re not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. You’re stuck with us for life guys.”

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    Justin Bieber's 'Justice' Takes No. 1 Spot Back on Billboard 200 Chart

    Trailing behind at No. 2 on this week’s chart is Demi Lovato’s new effort ‘Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over’ as it earns 74,000 equivalent album units.

    Apr 12, 2021

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    Justin Bieber’s new album “Justice” makes a triumphant return to Billboard 200 chart. The new album of the Canadian star takes the No. 1 spot back in its third week of release after garnering 74,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 8, according to MRC Data.

    Of the number, 67,000 are in the form of SEA units. Meanwhile, 6,000 are from album sales with TEA units comprising 6,000. “Justice” arrived at the No. 1 on its debut week before dropping to No. 2 last week as Rod Wave’s “SoulFly” took over the reign.

    Trailing behind at No. 2 is Demi Lovato’s new effort “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” as it earns 74,000 equivalent album units. This marks the “Sober” hitmaker’s highest charting album since 2015 when her album “Confident” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Rod’s former leader “SoulFly”, meanwhile, dips from No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week as it earns 67,000 equivalent album units. Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” rises one spot from No. 5 to No. 4 with 63,000 units earned.

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    Joining the list of new debut this week is Lil Tjay’s “Destined 2 Win”. The album bows at No. 5 with 62,000 equivalent album units earned. The rapper’s new album marks his second top 10 effort on the Billboard 200. The musician previously debuted and peaked at No. 5 with “True 2 Myself”.

    Occupying the No. 6 spot is The Weeknd’s “The Highlights”. The album stays on the spot with 43,000 equivalent album units earned. Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” is also a non-mover at No. 7 with 37,000 units.

    Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood’s “My Savior” falls from No. 4 to No. 8 with 35,000 units. Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” is stationary at No. 9 after earning 34,000 equivalent album units. Rounding out the Top 10 is Luke Combs’s “What You See Is What You Get” as it soars from No. 14 to No. 10 with 28,000 units.

    Top Ten of Billboard 200:

    “Justice” – Justin Bieber (75,000 units)
    “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” – Demi Lovato (74,000 units)
    “SoulFly” – Rod Wave (67,000 units)
    “Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen (63,000 units)
    “Desnited 2 Win” – Lil Tjay (62,000 units)
    “Highlights” – The Weeknd (43,000 units)
    “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” – Pop Smoke (37,000 units)
    “My Savior” – Carrie Underwood (35,000 units)
    “Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa (34,000 units)
    “What You See Is What You Get” – Luke Combs (28,000 units)

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    Justin Bieber Treats Students and Staff at L.A. Elementary School to Private Concert

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    Hours after performing for the charity event, the ‘Holy’ crooner and his wife Hailey Baldwin hit up the star-studded party in West Hollywood with their old pals Drake, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

    Apr 10, 2021

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    Justin Bieber has used his time for a good cause amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than two weeks after spreading the word of God at a Los Angeles prison, the “Sorry” hitmaker visited an elementary school in the city to treat its students and staff to a private concert.

    In a clip obtained by TMZ on Thursday, April 8, the 27-year-old Canadian native could be seen singing a few of his latest songs including “Holy”. He was also accompanied by his wife Hailey Baldwin during the event.

    For the outing, the “What Do You Mean” singer donned a white sweater underneath an open checked shirt, jeans and a black beanie. His model wife, who was seen hanging out backstage during the show, opted to go with a light brown jacket, black pants and an army green face mask.

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    Justin held the concert in collaboration with Baby2Baby, a “nonprofit organization providing essential items to children in need across the country.” He additionally detailed on Instagram, “In the last 10 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 150 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster.”

    Hours after performing for the charity event, Justin and Hailey hit up the star-studded party in West Hollywood with their old pals Drake, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Also in attendance were Kendall’s beau Devin Booker, Tyga, Chris Brown, Amber Rose, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly and Pia Mia.

    This came over two weeks after Justin went to the California State Prison of L.A. County to carry out his evangelical mission. A representative of The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spilled to TMZ that he visited the facility with his pastor on March 22 to support its faith-based programs.

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    Justin Bieber Surprises Fans With New EP 'Freedom' on Easter Weekend

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    The EP, which features six songs, boasts appearances from guest artists such as Tori Kelly, BEAM, Brandon Love, Pink Sweats, Chandler Moore, Judah Smith and Lauren Walters.

    Apr 5, 2021

    AceShowbiz –
    Justin Bieber had a special surprise for his fans on Easter weekend. More than two weeks after he released his album “Justice”, the “Peaches” singer dropped a new EP called “Freedom” and announced it on social media.

    On Sunday, March 4, the 27-year-old Canadian native made use of Instagram to promote his new EP by first stating, ” ‘Freedom’ on all platforms.” He then followed it up with a screenshot of six songs from the record.

    Justin’s EP includes “Freedom” featuring BEAM, “All She Wrote” (feat. Brandon Love and Chandler Moore), “We’re In This Together”, “Where You Go I Follow” (feat. Pink Sweats, Chandler Moore and Judah Smith) and “Where Do I Fit In” (feat. Tori Kelly, Chandler Moore and Judah Smith)”. It was followed with “Afraid to Say”, in which Justin sings along with Lauren Walters.

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    The EP came after the husband of Hailey Baldwin dropped his new album “Justice” on March 16. Later on March 26, he treated fans to its deluxe edition named “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)”. His manager Scooter Braun previously gave a hint at its release one day prior.

    “The response of this past week has been amazing to the album #justice that the man himself had to show love with even more music,” the manager wrote on his Instagram page. “#justice triple chuck deluxe tonight. More tracks. More music! @justinbieber bravo.”

    The deluxe edition included guest spots from Lil Uzi Vert on “There She Go”. Quavo and Jaden Smith also featured on “Wish You Would” and “I Can’t Be Myself” respectively. In the meantime, Justin collaborated with DaBaby on “Know No Better” and with Tori on “Name”.

    After releasing the album, the former boyfriend of Selena Gomez sparked backlash for sampling speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King on the tracks “MLK Interlude” and “2 Much”. He has since defended himself from the criticism.

    “I want to keep growing and learning about just all social injustices and what it looks like for me to be better, what it looks like for my friends to be better,” he stated when speaking to Kristal Terrell, one of the co-founders of Clubhouse’s Bieber Nation. “And I know I have a long way to go. I love that when people are listening to my album, these conversations are coming up and they’re like, ‘Well, how is he going from Martin Luther King into a love song?’ ”

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    Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande Receive $10M Payout After Scooter Braun's Deal With BTS' Agency

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    The ‘Stuck with U’ collaborators are reportedly to receive shares valued at approximately $10 million each after their manager signed a massive deal with Korean entertainment company.

    Apr 4, 2021

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    Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande are to receive around $10 million (£7.2 million) each as a result of their manager Scooter Braun’s new deal with HYBE.

    It was revealed on Friday (02Apr21) that mogul Braun’s Ithaca Holdings has merged with HYBE – formerly Big Hit Entertainment, meaning that HYBE will acquire a 100 per cent stake in Ithaca Holdings and its properties, including SB Projects and its clients as well as Taylor Swift’s former record company Big Machine Label Group.

    As part of the merger, a total of 863,209 new shares were issued for a total of $160.5 million (£116 million). Each share is $186 (£134), and Bieber and Grande received 53,557 each – totalling $9,961,602 (£7,202,631) each – according to a Korean regulatory filing obtained by Variety.

    Braun’s other clients include J Balvin and Demi Lovato, who received 21,423 and 5,355 shares respectively, giving them a payday of $3.9 million (£2.8 million) and $996,030 (£720,169) each. Carly Rae Jepsen and Asther Roth each received 535 shares, while Migos star Quavo and the members of country band Florida Georgia Line were among the other clients to receive smaller cuts of the total.

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    Braun himself was allocated 462,380 shares (translating to $86 million, £62 million) while Scott Borchetta – the CEO of Big Machine Label Group – received 166,537 ($31 million, £22 million).

    As a result of the merger, HYBE will become one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies.

    “This will be the first time HYBE’s groundbreaking systems and curation will be integrated in the U.S. market at the onset of an artist’s career,” Braun said in a statement. “Plus, it will help us to continue to further the careers of the artists we already work with.”

    “Global opportunities for artists become exponential with this partnership. This is an opportunity for us to make history and further innovate the music industry and revolutionise the game itself. Its implications for the business will be monumental for a long time to come.”

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    Justin Bieber Defends Himself Following Backlash Over Use of MLK Speech on New Album

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    The ‘Yummy’ hitmaker insists he didn’t mean any disrespect and he, instead, hopes to help spread the awareness of racism and the importance of Black Lives Matter.

    Apr 1, 2021

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    Justin Bieber has answered critics who slammed his decision to feature a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech on his new album, “Justice”, insisting he just wants to continue the Black Lives Matter “conversation.”

    The MLK Interlude wasn’t popular with many people, even though the pop star sought permission to use the civil rights icon’s words from the King estate.

    And after debuting Justice at the top of the charts, Bieber has tackled the issue head on in a new chat with Kristal Terrell, one of the co-founders of Clubhouse’s Bieber Nation.

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    “Being Canadian… they didn’t teach us about Black history,” he said. “It was just not a part of our education system. I think for me, coming from Canada and being uneducated and making insensitive jokes when I was a kid and being insensitive and being honestly just a part of the problem because I just didn’t know better… For me to have this platform to just share this raw moment of Martin Luther King in a time where he knew he was going to die for what he was standing up for (sic).”

    Bieber was also criticised for opening the album with a King speech at the beginning of its first track “2 Much”, and for the placement of the MLK Interlude, just before “Die For You”, a love song to his wife.

    But Justin insists he made the right choice, “I want to keep growing and learning about just all social injustices and what it looks like for me to be better, what it looks like for my friends to be better,” he added. “And I know I have a long way to go. I love that when people are listening to my album, these conversations are coming up and they’re like, ‘Well, how is he going from Martin Luther King into a love song?’ ”

    “I’m not trying to make a connection between me and Martin Luther King. That’s why I never try to talk about social injustice or I didn’t want to be the one to talk about it, because I just have so much more learning to do. But I have this man who was ready to die and what he believed to be true. If I’m not willing to face some sort of ridicule or judgment of people wondering my motives or whatever that is, for me, it was a no brainer.”

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    Justin Bieber Dethrones Morgan Wallen as 'Justice' Tops Billboard 200 Chart

    Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ follows it behind as her new set bows at No. 2 in this week’s chart with 75,000 equivalent album units earned.

    Mar 29, 2021

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    Justin Bieber’s new album “Justice” has arrived at No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Taking over the leading position from Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” which spent 10 consecutive weeks in a row, the set earns 154,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 25, according to MRC Data.

    Of the number, SEA units comprise 119,000 which equals to 157.02 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs. As for album sales, it comprises just over 30,000 with a little more than 4,000 are in the form of TEA units. This marks the Canadian star’s eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is also the second-biggest debut week for an album in 2021 after “Dangerous” (265,000).

    Back to this week’s chart, Lana Del Rey’s “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” trails it behind as it bows at No. 2 with 75,000 equivalent album units. Meanwhile, former leader Morgan’s “Dangerous” falls to No. 3 with 66,000 equivalent album units earned.

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    At No. 4 is Pop Smoke’s former leader “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon”, which dips two spots with 40,000 equivalent album units earned. Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” is also one of those albums which descend this week, falling from No. 3 to No. 5 after earning 36,000 equivalent album units.

    Pooh Shiesty’s “Shiesty Season” is stationary at No. 6 with 31,000 units. As for The Weeknd’s “After Hours”, the album plummets from No. 4 to No. 7 with nearly 31,000 units earned. Lil Baby’s “My Turn” also falls one rang from No. 7 to No. 8 with 30,000 equivalent album units.

    Occupying No. 8 is Lil Durk’s “The Voice” that lowers from No. 8 to No. 9 after earning 28,000 units. Closing out the Top 10 of Billboard 200 chart this week is Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get”. The album bounces back to the Top 10 with 27,000 equivalent album units.

    Top Ten of Billboard 200:

    “Justice” – Justin Bieber (154,000 units)
    “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” – Lana Del Rey (75,000 units)
    “Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen (66,000 units)
    “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” – Pop Smoke (40,000 units)
    “Future Nostalgia” – Dua Lipa (36,000 units)
    “Shiesty Season” – Pooh Shiesty (31,000 units)
    “After Hours” – The Weeknd (nearly 31,000 units)
    “My Turn” – Lil Baby (30,000 units)
    “The Voice” – Lil Durk (28,000 units)
    “What You See Is What You Get” – Luke Combs (27,000 units)

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    Justin Bieber Treats Fans to Surprise Release of 'Justice' Deluxe Edition

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    One week after launching a follow-up to 2020’s ‘Changes’, the ‘Sorry’ hitmaker offers the Triple Chucks version that features collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Jaden Smith and Quavo among others.

    Mar 27, 2021

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    Justin Bieber has treated fans to six new songs as part of the surprise deluxe version of his new album “Justice”.

    The “Sorry” hitmaker originally dropped “Justice” last week (March 19), but on Friday, March 26, he served up even more new material with the previously-unannounced launch of “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)”.

    The day before, Justin’s manager Scooter Braun took to Instagram to share news about the album’s deluxe edition. “The response of this past week has been amazing to the album #justice that the man himself had to show love with even more music,” he wrote. “#justice triple chuck deluxe tonight. More tracks. More music! @justinbieber bravo.”

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    The latest additions to the 16-song project include “There She Go” with rapper Lil Uzi Vert, “I Can’t Be Myself” with Jaden Smith, and “Wish You Would” with Migos star Quavo.

    DaBaby teams up with Justin on “Know No Better”, and singer Tori Kelly adds her vocals to “Name”, while the pop superstar completes the new tracklisting with “Lifetime”.

    “Justice” is the follow-up to 2020’s “Changes”, and Justin recently revealed he “started from scratch” for the latest album, after initially planning to make the records “back-to-back”.

    In an interview with Vulture, Justin’s music director, Bernard “Harv” Harvey explained about the change to the “back-to-back” plan. “The original plan was to do two albums back-to-back [but keep them separate]. We literally started from scratch,” he said. “We wanted ‘Justice’ to have its own sound, its own identity, so we put those old songs back on the shelf.”

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