Earlier today, Justin Bieber surprised fans as the special guest performer at Spotify’s Stream On launch event. Celebrating the platform’s new series, which seeks to explore “the power of audio creation,” Bieber offered an intimate, three-song set.
Coming in at just under 10-minutes, Bieber’s performance included three of his latest singles: “Holy,” “Lonely,” and “Anyone,” a song which he originally premiered during his arena-sized New Year’s Eve broadcast. Complementing each song were unique, visually-stunning, backdrops.
“I want to thank my friends at Spotify for asking me to perform exclusively at Stream On,” said Bieber in a statement. “This event is a first, so I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before with this special version of ‘Lonely.’ I’m always inspired by creativity, and Spotify Stream On shared some incredible conversations on the vision for the future.”
Earlier this month, Bieber presented a record-breaking, first-of-its-kind concert on TikTok. The full-length set, which streamed live on Valentine’s Day, found the artist performing his beloved, 2013 album, Journals, in its entirety for the first time. The broadcast not only marked the first-ever full-length live performance by a single artist on TikTok but also became the most-viewed single-artist live-stream in the platform’s history, drawing in more than 4 million unique views.
Backed by a full band, Bieber performed such fan favorites as “All That Matters,” “Swap It Out,” and “Change Me.”
Coming up, fans can catch Bieber headlining the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, where he’ll perform “Anyone,” as well as his Changes hit “Intentions” with Migos’ Quavo. The 12-time Kids’ Choice Award winner is also nominated in several categories, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Song (“Yummy”), as well Favorite Music Collaboration. Bieber has a total of three nods in the latter category, for “Stuck with U” with Ariana Grande, “Lonely” with Benny Blanco, and “Holy” with Chance the Rapper.
One year ago this month, Bieber released the chart-topping Changes – his fifth studio album and his first full-length release in five years.