It’s on! Justin Bieber and One Direction will go head-to-head when they both release new albums on November 13. But right now, Justin is letting the world know he’s not happy the boys of 1D are attempting to steal his thunder.
Justin Bieber, 21, is shading One Direction hard for announcing the release date of their next album, Before The Am, weeks after he had already declared his fourth studio album, Purpose, would be dropping on the same day. Nov. 13 was supposed to be a day for JB to return to the charts in triumph, but the boys of 1D might end up stealing his spotlight. To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
It’s been years since Justin dropped a studio album and the build up before it’s release has been intense. Now, he feels like 1D is trying to steal his thunder, as he announced his release date long before they did. “[They’re] not really going on the road much, but we’re talking about them now, so it gives them some promo, right,” the “Baby” singer told a New Zealand radio station. “So, that’s probably why they did it. I think it was strategy on their part because my release date was first. But, whatever. It’s whatever. It’s gonna be fun. I’m excited to see what happens.” The shade is REAL.
Justin Bieber talking about One Direction releasing an album on the same day… Again 👀 pic.twitter.com/Lb8NfWVB6y
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2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for the Biebs regardless of who shares his release date. Rumors are swirling that he could go on a mega-tour with pop princess Ariana Grande, 22. “The whole thing will hopefully end in several (U.S.) stadium dates with special guest Ariana Grande,” an insider told NYDailyNews. “This is in the very early stages but serious conversations are taking place. They would both perform their solo hits then team up together for several duets.” Love it! We’re already waiting in line for tickets.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Justin be mad that 1D is sharing his release date? Sound off in the comments below!
— Alex Cramer