Justin Bieber is planning something special for Christmas Eve, and after teasing for months that he will be dropping a new album before 2020, fans are hoping that December 24, 2019, is the day he releases at least a new single.
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Bieber’s new music release, and the anticipation is running high since it’s been nearly five years since he last released an album. Bieber updated all his social media handles to tease the dates of December 24, December 31, and January 3, 2020, and with so little guidance as to what those dates signify, all fans can wonder is “What Do You Mean?”
After midnight EST came and went, fans became concerned. But then Bieber announced via Twitter what time exactly listeners can be waiting by their phones and computers to stream and download what most people assume will be new music: Noon.
The “Sorry” singer could’ve released new music at midnight ET on December 24, or waited until 11:59 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve. And while it’s unknown which time zone Bieber started a countdown on Tuesday, informing fans the new release will be at 12:00 p.m. ET.
At 12:03 p.m. ET, Bieber posted this brand new #Bieber2020 video on YouTube.
Generally, albums and new singles become available around midnight EST on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify. This has been the case for other high profile releases like Drake’s Scorpion or Taylor Swift’s Lover. On occasion, these platforms will throw a curveball at listeners, and like Kanye West’s Jesus Is King, Bieber’s new album or song might get delayed.
Bieber didn’t release his a full new song, but he did post a teaser, and fans can pre-save his upcoming single, “Yummy,” here. Full song will be released on January 3.
Justin Bieber Released His 2020 TOUR DATES On Christmas Eve
05-14-20 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
05-17-20 Portland, OR Moda Center
05-19-20 Sacramento, CA Golden1 Center
05-22-20 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
05-26-20 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena San Diego
05-29-20 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl
06-02-20 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
06-05-20 Glendale, AZ State Farm Stadium
06-09-20 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
06-13-20 Denver, CO Empower Field at Mile High
06-16-20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
06-19-20 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
06-21-20 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
06-24-20 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
06-27-20 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
06-30-20 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
07-02-20 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
07-06-20 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
07-08-20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
07-11-20 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
07-13-20 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
07-15-20 N. Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
07-18-20 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
07-21-20 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
07-25-20 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
07-27-20 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
07-29-20 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
08-01-20 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
08-04-20 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
08-06-20 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
08-08-20 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
08-12-20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
08-14-20 Cleveland, OH First Energy Stadium
08-16-20 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
08-18-20 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
08-21-20 Landover, MD FedEx Field
08-24-20 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
08-26-20 Albany, NY Times Union Center
08-29-20 Detroit, MI Ford Field
09-01-20 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
09-03-20 Québec City, QC Videotron Centre
09-10-20 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
09-14-20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
09-17-20 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
09-26-20 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Every Clue Bieber Dropped Leading Up To His Fifth Album Release Date
Back in October, the 25-year-old newly married man to model Hailey Baldwin shared a since deleted post on Instagram that read, “If this gets 20 million likes, Justin Bieber will release and album before Christmas.” In November, Bieber was spotted in Miami trolling himself by wearing a shirt that read, “Drop the album already.”
Because the “Baby” singer is touting three dates, it seems highly unlikely that December 24 will be the day his new album drops. It’s more likely to be a new single or music video, but if he only releases new album art or a snippet of a song, it will be highly disappointing.
Bieber’s last album, Purpose, was released in 2015, and while he’s released a few new songs while collaborating with other artists, such as the hit “I Don’t Care” with Ed Sheeran, and “10,000 Hours” with Dan + Shay, fans are hoping the hype he’s drumming up isn’t all for naught.
On December 8, the Canadian native asked fans to send him their top five favorite songs of his over the years. “I’m asking for a reason,” he tweeted. “Listen through the list and tell me your favorites. #2020.” The next day, he tweeted, “How many days away is #2020?”
Bieber & Ex-Girlfriend Selena Gomez Releasing New Albums At The Same Time Has Their Fan Bases In A Twitter Battle
While Bieber prepares to drop his fifth album, his longtime on-and-off ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez is also releasing new music. The 27-year-old singer recently recently two new singles, “Look at Her Now,” and “Lose You to Love Me,” the latter of which is inspired by her tumultuous relationship with Bieber.
Gomez is not playing games with he fans when it comes to the release date of Rare, which will drop as planned on January 10, 2020. While the hype for her new album was already looming large, after Bieber announced he would drop new music the same month, Gomez’s fan got the hashtag “January belongs to Rare” trending worldwide on Twitter.
The other tracks set to be included on Gomez’s Rare includes “Dance Again,” “Ring,” “Vulnerable,” “People You Know,” “Let Me Get There,” “Crowded Room,” featuring 6lack, “Kinda Crazy,” “Fun,” “Cut You Off,” and “A Sweet Place,” featuring Kid Cudi.
After Bieber dropped the hint on December 22nd that new music was coming out “tomorrow,” his fans pushed to get the hashtags “Bieber 2020” and “Bieber is back tomorrow” trending higher than Gomez’s album title on Twitter. However, the battle is win/win. Both Bieber and Gomez will see record streamings sales for their respective new music in 2020.