Justin Bieber has officially announced “Company” as his next single.
The slinky R&B mid-tempo will be the fourth release from the pop icon’s record-breaking, critically acclaimed latest album, Purpose. The song was co-written by Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, James Abrahart, Leroy Clampitt, James Wong, Andreas Schuller, and Thomas Troelsen.
On Thursday night, the heartthrob took to Twitter to reveal the news in a simple message. “#company,” he wrote.
Just this week, the music web site Headline Planet reported “Company” was the likely follow-up to Bieber’s “Love Yourself” after multiple radio professionals were tipped by Def Jam’s promotional team last week. The site also revealed “Company” has sold 55,052 copies in the U.S. to date.
“Love Yourself” topped multiple charts around the world, including the U.K. and Australia. The track, an acoustic kiss-off to a former, seemingly casual lover, was written by Bieber and Ed Sheeran.
Online comments from radio DJs and Justin Bieber fans reveal “Company” is a firm favorite on the singer’s album. A dance video was made for the track, as part of the Parris Goebel-directed Purpose: The Movement short film.
Following the superstar’s single announcement, fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over the song and hopes for a music video. Check out a selection below.
Getting lots of votes for it #Hit30
Expect it to debut in 10mins
— ANGUS O’LOUGHLIN (@Angus_OL) February 19, 2016
H I T 3 0 DEBUT!
What do you guys think of this lovely man?? pic.twitter.com/08e9LgXwWL
— HIT 30 (@TheHit30) February 19, 2016
— Angie Pagano (@AngelaPagano) February 19, 2016
I’m here for Company being the next single
— ㅤ (@shamelessdeluxe) February 19, 2016
— cami (@SweetieBiebs) February 19, 2016
I hope company gets a music video or its gonna flop
— We Are Stan (@imstilkidrauhl) February 19, 2016
We keep keep each other company https://t.co/EElomjRTT6
— Justin Bieber News™ (@JBNewsBeliebers) February 19, 2016
when everyone starts captioning their picture on ig with “can we keep each other’s company” pic.twitter.com/aJcvc7e3ui
— ️️️ (@badassbieb) February 19, 2016
— Grammy Winner Jbiebs (@nextoyouss) February 19, 2016
#Company coming for the #1 pic.twitter.com/VIqNWCJrGj
— ✞ (@champagneshelbs) February 19, 2016
Meanwhile, the last few days have been historic for Bieber. The singer won his first ever Grammy with Jack Ü’s Skrillex and Diplo for their collaborative chart slayer, “Where Are Ü Now,” this past weekend. The trio beat off strong contenders in a category which consisted of Flying Lotus, The Chemical Brothers, As Above and Beyond, and Galantis.
Bieber, Skrillex and Diplo also performed during the show. The mini supergroup delivered a grungy,percussive version of “Where,” after Bieber kicked off with a solo performance of “Love Yourself” on acoustic guitar.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards took place at The Staples Center on Monday, February 15. Bieber partied at The Nice Guy hot spot in West Hollywood after the ceremony, and also the 1Oak nightclub. The Biebs ended up at The Weeknd’s birthday party in Beverly Hills. Photos of the fun surfaced online afterwards.
On the night, Justin walked the Grammys red carpet with his younger brother, Jaxon, 6, who promptly stole the spotlight. The singer has since thanked his “Where Are Ü Now” co-writers, fans, and his longtime manager, Scooter Braun, for his award.
Are you a Justin Bieber fan? Do you agree with the choice of “Company” as the next single? If not, let us know why in comments below.
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