Hot on the heels of Justin Bieber announcing he is heading to Australia this month in support of his new, global smash single “What Do You Mean?” comes news that he is scheduled to play at a secret location from one of the country’s most famous landmarks.
The superstar will perform live from a “custom-made, so-called ‘Bieber Island’ on Sydney Harbour [set-up] on September 30 for a special iHeartRadio Live Performance, reps for the digital music company announced Friday,” Billboard writes.
Tweets from local radio and media added a “#WorldFamousRooftop” detail.
— Fox FM Melbourne (@FoxFM) September 3, 2015
— ANGUS O’LOUGHLIN (@Angus_OL) September 3, 2015
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) September 3, 2015
— Michael Pell (@MichaelPell) September 3, 2015
— Dan and Maz (@DanAndMaz) September 3, 2015
— iHeartRadio AU (@iHeartRadioAU) September 3, 2015
— KIIS 1065 (@kiis1065) September 3, 2015
— Shazam Top 20 AU (@shazamtop20) September 3, 2015
— Keegs (@keegs) September 3, 2015
Bieber will also blitz Melbourne during his three-day trip from September 27-30. The 21-year-old will reportedly promote both his new song “What Do You Mean?” and his highly anticipated, fourth studio album ahead of the latter’s November 13 release via RBMG / Def Jam Recordings.
“What Do You Mean?” is the lead single from the Canadian’s in-progress new album. After the single was released on Friday, August 28, it reportedly stormed to No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Singles Sales chart in five minutes, making it the fastest selling track on that chart. To date, the pop-tropical-house jam has topped 90 iTunes charts around the world.
Two days after its release, Bieber sang “Mean?” live at the MTV VMAs, unexpectedly breaking down in tears after his spot ended. The Brad-Furman directed, cinematic music video premiered on Vevo right after the show.
On Thurday, Spotify and Nielsen music revealed Bieber and “Mean?” now hold the record for the highest streams on Spotify for a single in its first week after release. The Biebs single touched off 21 million plays in it’s debut week, besting the 20 million generated by One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” just a weeks ago during their launch week. Bieber’s Spotify record applies to the U.S. as well as global.
Bieber is expected to land his first U.K. No. 1 in the official singles chart with “Mean,” and debut high on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart next week.
In addition, the single has hit No. 1 in New Zealand.
The first taster from his November-due fourth album, ‘What Do You Mean?’ has Justin Bieber at #1 on the singles charts!
— Official NZ Chart (@officialnzchart) September 4, 2015
The expanded news on Bieber’s upcoming Australian promo trip and Sydney Harbour show comes after the phoenixed Prince of Pop took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his imminent visit.
The singer wrote, “Good news. In September I’m coming back to Australia for #whatdoyoumean. Get ready (sic).”
Good news. In September I’m coming back to Australia for #whatdoyoumean. Get ready :)
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 3, 2015
Shortly after, numerous Australian music and radio outlets, and Sunrise — an Australian breakfast TV show — revealed the Biebs’ promo dates would be in Sydney and Melbourne during the aforementioned dates. Based on tweets, pressers will include Sunrise, Shazam Australia, Nova radio, KIIS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O, 2Day FM, Smallzy, MTV, and possibly more.
The singer most recently ventured Down Under at the end of June to attend the five-day Hillsong Church conference, with longtime pal, model Hailey Baldwin, and spiritual mentors, Pastors Carl Lentz and Judah Smith, along with thousands of delegates from around the world.
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