How does Niall Horan feel about Justin Bieber’s new album? Considering One Direction released ‘Made In The A.M.’ on the same day as JB’s ‘Purpose,’ it might be a little tough for the him to love Justin’s record. We have the EXCLUSIVE details on Niall’s thoughts!
Niall Horan, 22, doesn’t seem to be a man of hate, but when it comes to competing with Justin Bieber, 21, that could be a different story! Although Niall and JB are buds, they were pitted against each other after putting out records on the same day. Did that affect how Niall feels about Justin’s new album Purpose? He told us exactly how he feels about it!
As Purpose and Made In The A.M. constantly went back and forth for the No. 1 spot on the charts, Niall shared his thoughts on Justin’s album even with the intense competition! “It’s good, ya!” Niall revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Well, there you have it: Niall is a Belieber!
Despite the neck and neck competition between 1D and JB, it’s not super surprising that Niall is a fan of Purpose. The boys actually had some fun with their same-day releases, teasing each other that one would beat out the other! A source told us, “Justin sent Niall a text on their big release day and jokingly wrote ‘told ya so,’ referring to Purpose beating out Made In The A.M. on the iTunes charts,” and Niall fired back saying “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings!” But the source added that Justin and Niall’s jabs were all in good fun, as they have “total love and respect for each other.” No wonder Niall loves JB’s album — they’re too good of friends for him to hate it!
While The Biebs hasn’t expressed how he feels about One Direction’s Made In The A.M. — which you can buy here — he admitted in an interview that he was actually excited to hear their album regardless of the rivalry. Justin even pointed out that he was looking forward to listening to it because he and Niall are good friends! It sounds like both Niall and Justin aren’t letting competition get in the way of their friendship or enjoying each other’s music. But let’s be honest…both of their albums are too amazing not to love!
Are you surprised to hear Niall likes Justin’s album, HollywoodLifers?
— Taylor Weatherby, Reporting by Sandra Clark