As we count down to the release of Justin Bieber’s Believe, Popdust aims to bring you as much Bieber-related information as possible, delivered in bite-size, daily increments that cover everything from his live performances to tabloid rumors, as well as our own profound Twitter analysis. What new Believe track will he premiere next? What foreign faux pas will land him in hot water? And what hints of missing Selena will be revealed while on the road?
“RIGHT HERE” FEAT. DRAKE
Two of the biggest pop stars in Canada history—but still, it’s all about that little synth riff, isn’t it? Keep doin’ you, Hit-Boy.
“BEAUTY AND A BEAT” FEAT. NICKI MINAJ
Do you have any idea what it’s like to “Party like it’s 3012,” Justin? No, you don’t. None of us do. In all likelihood, none of us want to. Can you imagine people saying in the year 1102 that they were going to “Party like it’s 2012″? How would they have any idea what Ciroc and LMFAO were yet?
GEORGE BUSH DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CANADIAN POP STARS
When interviewed by granddaughter Jenna, George H.W. Bush did not recognize the invoked name of The Bieb. “Bieb? Is he a sock man…I don’t know much about the Bieber. Never see him, I don’t know what he does.” E! summarized the shots fired far better than we ever could: “Baby, baby, baby, oh no he didn’t!”
BIEBER TO FANS: THANKS, GUYS
“When I get sick, when I get hurt, you guys are the first to write messages to me, and I feel a responsibility and I hope that I’m there for you guys as much as you were there for me.” Um, what were you doing when we stubbed our toe the other day, Justin Bieber? Looking out for Justin Bieber, that’s what. Uh-huh.
“AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME” SURGES TO #2 ON ITUNES
And Bieber can’t be too mad at the gal chartblocking him at #1—his and our girl alike, Carly Rae Jepsen. Get used to it, Bieb—she’s not going anywhere any summer soon.
“BABY” NOT THE NEW “POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE” FOR PRE-GRADE SCHOOL
After it was reported yesterday that New York school PS 90 would use “Baby” for its kindergarten graduation theme, principal Greta Hawkins has now allegedly changed her mind and deemed the song inappropriate for five-year-olds. “[Mayer Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott] insisted they not did [sic] pressure her to do so,” reads the NY Post article, making it clear to us that the entire situation was influenced by a shadowy cabal of anti-Bieber, pro-Hazelwood supporters.
BIG SEAN IS DOWN WITH THE BIEB
“I think he’s a cool person,” says Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” co-star. “He’s a young guy out here. Rich playboy. Getting his money, doing what he wants to do, you know? You can’t hate on that. You can’t knock that.” All good, but probably best not to use the “P” word around Selena, Sean—there are connotations, you understand.