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Why we need Justin Bieber: A critic's opinion

How does the existence of Justin Bieber—who was just arrested for drag racing under the influence on a blocked-off street in Miami—benefit the world? We all know why Beyoncé matters: She wakes up embodying female “perfection,” then subversively toys with that very notion. (Also, she made “***Flawless.”) It’s obvious what we need for Bruno Mars for: He’s music’s utility player, a sensualist built for the Superbowl halftime. (And he made “Gorilla.”)

But for some time now, Bieber has hardly even fulfilled the pop purpose that so many dismissed him for in the first place: Giving shape to teen girl fantasies. (And making songs like “Favorite Girl.”) Instead, he’s been ordering up $75,000 in ones at Miami nudie bars, pissing his name into the snow in Colorado, and finally getting arrested for the first time this morning. And that’s not even getting into last year’s “scandals,” or the recent egging-related police raid on his house.

Of course, you have to wonder whether a society that gets feverish over a roadside leak and hates what teen girls love should be determining anyone’s worth. JB has obviously been downgraded: His movie Justin Bieber’s Believe bombed over Christmas, and Journals, the December compilation of all his Music Mondays singles, sank with even less notice. Beyoncé did surprise-release her album a week before, but as much oxygen as she sucked up, Bieber’s brand was already wheezing. Rather than making the leap to a Justin Timber-like adulthood, with a 20/20 Experience-style ascension to gilded detachment glimmering in the distance, the little man seemed to have curdled into King Joffrey with drop-crotch pants and a shadow of a mustache. READ FULL STORY

Bon Jovi has year's top-grossing global tour

Bon Jovi not only has the year’s top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.

The New Jersey-based act’s worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar’s annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.

Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.

The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones’ comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.

Justin Bieber tells radio station 'I'm retiring;' Should we beliebe it?

But who’s going to care for his pet monkey, leave a path of destruction in South American territories, and single-handedly fuel the easily-rippable t-shirt economy?

Justin Beiber told a Los Angeles radio station that he’s quitting the music business on Wednesday.

“I’m actually, uh, retiring, man,” the 19-year-old pop singer told Power 106 FM’s radio show “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.”I think I’m probably gonna quit music,” he added in a suspiciously raspy voice with conveniently sunglass-shieded eyes.

But don’t let Bieber’s announcement fool you too fast. We know he has somewhat of a sense of humor when he allowed Zack Galifianakis to lampoon his childish ways on Between Two Ferns in September. And let’s not forgot how he Instagrammed a fake Batman Vs. Superman script in the same month.

TMZ, and the New York Daily News are reporting that his statements are untrue.

What do you guys think? Genuine admission or a timely ruse before his Dec. 23 album release of Complete My Journals? Sound off in the comments.

Watch a clip of Bieber on Power 106 FM below:

Justin Bieber announces compilation album, drops Chance the Rapper collab

So this is what everything was leading up to: Justin Bieber has announced that he’ll be releasing a new compilation album that’ll include all the releases from his weekly #MusicMondays series, as well as five brand new tracks.

Titled Journals, the collection will be released Dec. 16 and available only temporarily on iTunes, Billboard reports. The digital package will also include some music videos and a trailer for his upcoming Believe movie, which is the main big thing he’s been promoting.

But Journals will only be on sale until Jan. 2 — after that, Christmas will be long gone and you’ll have to collect all the individual songs yourself.

Take a look below to see the tracklist — which includes new songs that feature Big Sean, Diplo, Lil Wayne, and more  – and, since it’s Monday, scroll to the bottom for Bieber’s latest #MusicMonday release, “Confident” feat. Chance the Rapper.

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Justin Bieber shows off his abs, makeout skills in 'All That Matters' -- VIDEO

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No, this isn’t another headline about Justin Bieber defacing a flag, or getting hit by a bottle, or creeping into ladies’ hotel rooms. This is about the music! (Well, that and his three-minute makeout session disguised as a music video.)

In a new clip for “All That Matters,” Bieber gets cozy with a mystery blonde as she drapes herself over various pieces of furniture and vehicles. But his co-star isn’t the only who’s scantily clad: Bieber also goes shirtless, even thrusting into the air at one point. Be still, Belieber hearts everywhere.

Watch the video below:
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Justin Bieber gets groovy on 'Roller Coaster'

It’s been (or felt like) 344 weeks since Justin Bieber’s Music Mondays have been in effect, and we’ve seen everything from a Diplo-produced jam to a racy R. Kelly duet. But on this, the eighth Music Monday, we’re getting something else altogether: funk.

Bieber’s new track “Roller Coaster” rocks some feel-good ’70s vibes that may or may not inspire you to get down on the ground. (If not, though, President Kelly will be happy to put you down for you.)

Take a listen to the new JB song below:

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This week in singles: New songs by Justin Bieber, Disclosure and Nile Rodgers, Angel Olsen, and more

Justin Bieber, “All Bad”
And on the sixth Music Monday, Bieber laid back in the cut. The latest song from his weekly series (leading up to the Christmas release of Believe, the movie) may not be the best one yet—“Heartbreaker” comes closest to “Cry Me a River”—but it’s the eeriest of the frankly downbeat, uniformly pretty collection. The line “females like to run their mouths” might be a deal-breaker coming from the weekend-warrior Justin seen in the tabloids, but hearing it from The-Weeknd-wannabe Justin on record, it actually starts to make sense. Behold the man-boy Bieber. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber caught on camera mistreating Argentine flags

Argentines are expressing outrage over the latest scandal to emerge from Justin Bieber’s wild tour through Buenos Aires, saying the way he treated the Argentine flag shows he has no respect for his fans or the country.

Videos from Saturday night’s concert show how Bieber reacted when fans tossed two Argentine flags onto the stage. Most musicians on world tours usually hold up the flags in appreciation to their fans.

Not Bieber. The videos show him treating the flags like dirty rags, using his shoes and then a microphone stand to sweep them off the stage.

Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tweeted that Bieber will be back to Argentina. He might want to think carefully on that: Insulting Argentina’s flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.

Justin Bieber walks off stage in Argentina due to food poisoning

Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires’ River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close.

“I’m not feeling too good, I think I’m out of energy,” he told the crowd, saying he was sorry and blowing a kiss before walking off the stage with his head hung low.

Bieber posted a “selfie” photo on Twitter showing himself receiving intravenous fluids, and his manager Scooter Braun came to his defense Monday with a statement laying out a version of Bieber’s wild weekend. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber walks off stage following a bottle throwing incident

As a steady parade of cage fighters and The Simpsons have taught us, crazy things happen in Brazil. When you’re Justin Bieber, things get even crazier—and play out in real time on social media.

The 19-year-old pop star, who traveled to Brazil to headline a concert at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo on Saturday night, was just wrapping up “Boyfriend” when he was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd. He left the stage and did not return; the lights came up a half hour later signaled that the evening was officially over.

This was, alas, not his only Brazilian incident. Page Six reported that on Friday night, Bieber was spotted and photographed exiting Centaurus, a notorious brothel in Rio de Janeiro. Other reports noted that Bieber had been asked to leave the establishment for violating undisclosed house rules. This report came only a day after a Panamanian newspaper reported that Bieber picked up a prostitute in Panama City.

It’s not all bad news: the singer did get through Sunday night’s concert in Rio without incident, and capped off his weekend by releasing “Bad Day,” which you can listen to below or purchase on iTunes. It’s a spare, pretty ballad that is better than the Daniel Powter song but not quite as good as the R.E.M. one of the same name.  READ FULL STORY

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