Justin Bieber releases 6th studio album

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

Six years after his debut album, three years after his last studio album, and just coming off a two year hiatus, Justin Bieber his back and better than ever.

His newest album, “Purpose,” is an incredible step from his “Believe” album back in 2012. “What Do You Mean?” the lead single, has been breaking records left and right, becoming his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

I’ve been a fan of him since 2009 after watching the “One Time” music video on YouTube in August that year. Since then, my love has grown more and more everyday.

“Purpose” is a great transformation from his previous albums. It shows a more mature side of him and a new sound. “Sorry,” the second single from the album, is a catchy and upbeat song that’s about apologizing to your significant other.

“Love Yourself,” co-written by Ed Sheeran, is a future single, already topping the charts, and is one of my favorites on the whole album. The acoustics are incredible and hearing Bieber’s voice stripped down shows that he has real talent, which I knew the minute I heard “One Time.”

The album features several big names including Big Sean, Travis Scott, Halsey, Skrillex and Diplo on the hit “Where Are U Now,” Nas, and on an iTunes Preorder exclusive, Ariana Grande on a remix of “What Do You Mean?”

I love the fact that even haters are saying that they like his new music, saying things like “Wow. He actually has talent.”

Having been a fan of him since 2009, I always knew he has talent. And seeing him live is just as incredible.

I’m lucky to have seen him on his Believe Tour when he came to Milwaukee in 2012 and again on his Purpose Tour this coming April in Chicago, meeting him as well. He has talent. Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny it.

I even have a friend who’s not that into him saying that her favorite songs right now are “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” He cares about his fans, he cares about his friends, and he cares about his family.

I give this album 5 out of 5 stars. Not just because I’m a huge fan of him. But because “Purpose” is one of those albums where you can’t stop listening to it. If you hear a song from the album, you find yourself singing along.

This album has been breaking records, and after listening to it, it’s not hard to see why. It may’ve missed the deadline for the 2016 Grammy Awards, but I can almost guarantee you that by 2017, and during other award shows next year, this album will be sweeping them left and right.