Justin Bieber’s “All Around the World” (AATW) music video, featuring Ludacris, has just been released. With a virtual wink toward his fans, Bieber tweeted this statement on Friday: “told u i had a surprise.”
In the video, the Canadian mega-star can indeed be seen traveling all around the world, performing onstage for his Believe tour and then being beseiged by his legions of adoring “beliebers.”
He’d hinted on Thursday that the video release might come soon, with a tweet that promised: “I have a surprise for all my beliebers tomorrow.” But some fans feared that it was just a tease from the star who described his own 19th birthday party as “worst birthday.”
For an indepth review of the video and the recent Believe tour, check out Page Mackinley’s article right here.
One thing’s for sure: Justin Bieber has indeed been all around the world, or at least all over the media, for the last couple of months. A master of publicity who makes Madonna herself look like a wanna-be, the popular Canadian singer can get news coverage just by cutting his hair.
The allegedly most followed human being on Twitter, with 37 million followers, Bieber was recently challenged by Socialbakers, a social metrics analysis sservice. They said that over half of his followers are fakes, and that he’s an also ran to Lady Gaga, with a trifling 17.8 million genuine followers to her cool 19 million.
Bieber hasn’t acknowledged the criticism, and his Twitter account still says that he has over 37 million followers.
Anyway, what’s 20 million among friends? His fans clearly love him, and the reaction thus far to the release of “All Around the World” has been enthusiastic.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 12, 2013
@justinbieber luv all around the world video. Its amazing!These places are beautiful, but it’s also scary how do you deal with no privacy?
— ARIEL (@arielofficial1) April 12, 2013
@justinbieber IT’S PERFECT OMG! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
— Aleksandra ♥(@SwEetAnGeL167) April 12, 2013