The Resurrection of Justin Bieber

Marie Bobb , Staff Writer

Just when you thought Beliebers were gone, they came back stronger than ever.

His recent album Purpose features two of the hottest songs of 2015: “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry.” The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 522,000 copies in the first week of its release. This gave Bieber his sixth number one album in the United States.

“I never listened to him, but he got way better,” said junior Larry Paul.

Bieber promoted some of his songs by making videos with a famous dance group named Royal Family. This created major craze on the Internet, earning his “Sorry” music video more than 573 millions views within two months. Countless videos have been submitted to YouTube of dances to his recent releases.

Ever since his recent album and relationship with model Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber’s name has been spread on magazines and television shows more than ever.

Bieber announced their relationship on his Instagram on New Years Eve with a picture of them looking quite affectionate. Fans rampaged on Twitter after this picture was posted, making comments like “Where’s Selena?” and “Who is this girl?!” Many fans were surprised that the ongoing relationship with former Disney star Selena Gomez finally ended after years of them being on and off.

“I use to bash him for no reason,” said Chait Singh, a senior. “But now I love hearing him on the radio.”

This rise of “the Biebs” is a product of old and new fans. Many of Bieber’s former fans are back to their old ways of praising him ever since this recent burst of media exposure.