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Justin Bieber’s Billboard Festival Performance Proved He’s Back & Better Than Ever

Mon, August 24, 2015 2:16pm EDT by Chloe Melas 5 Comments

Justin Bieber hit the stage at Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival on Aug. 23 and his dance moves were fierce, his voice was dreamy and when he took his shirt off we almost fainted!

It’s safe to say Justin Bieber is back and at the top of his game. Even though the 21-year-old took a hiatus from music for over a year, he hasn’t missed a beat. HollywoodLife.com attended the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Jones Beach and Justin closed out the two-day festival with an energetic seven-song set that reminded us why we are total Beliebers! This was one of Justin’s first big music performances since getting back into the music scene and it’s clear Justin is hotter than ever — let’s just hope he announces a tour soon! 

We honestly weren’t sure what to think when Justin rolled out on his skateboard wearing a hoodie. After doing some tricks for the over 15,000 screaming fans, he kicked off his performance with “Boyfriend” and it was epic. He went straight into “Beauty and a Beat” and “As Long As You Love Me,” before turning to the crowd and asking if they missed him.

“Man, I’ve missed you so much. It’s so good to be back on this stage,” he said. Well we can say, YES, we missed you Bieber! Justin definitely hasn’t lost his touch — if anything, he showed that he’s now a seasoned pro and the time off clearly gave him a much needed rest.

Justin Bieber, Like Never Before

Justin’s last big performance was Aug. 2 at the Hard Summer Music Festival and then a few months ago he performed at Wango Tango in May. But this was the longest he’d taken the stage and he totally brought down the house with Skrillex to close out with “Where Are U Now?”

We also have to bring up that his two acoustic songs in the middle, while we couldn’t completely hear at the outdoor arena, Justin’s vocals sounded better than we’ve ever heard. If you counted Justin out after his recent troubles, you made a mistake guys — he is back, at full force.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Justin Bieber is better than ever?

— Chloe Melas & Emily Longeretta