Both Justin Bieber and One Direction worked very hard on their albums and fans are totally freaking out that they are dropping on the same day, but Niall Horan and Harry Styles INSIST that it’s no big deal!
“There is no need for a fight,” Niall Horan, 21, explained in a new interview about One Direction‘s album “Make In The A.M.” coming out on the same day as Justin Bieber‘s “Purpose.” Our Irish babe went on to say it really is “fine.” Harry Styles, 21, also chimed in with some wise words — he said that 1D made their album “for the right reasons,” which is why everything will turn out ok! Do you believe Naill and Harry? Watch their full interview and let us know! To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Trying to get to the bottom of the album release date situation, the reporter from Coup de Main asked, “I heard that your record is coming out on the same day as Justin Bieber’s. Your fans are really fighting on social networks. How do you manage that?”
Niall answered, “There is no need for a fight, if they are fighting. We just happen to be releasing our albums on the same day. It’s happened to us before; our first couple of albums were released on the same day as Rihanna.”
“I think the press have just made a bit of a deal out of it because it’s us and Justin Bieber,” he went on. “It’s fine. You know you’re gonna be up against someone in the charts — it just happens that we have fallen on the same day.”
Harry chimed in and said, “I don’t think anyone makes a record with competing with someone else in mind. I think then you don’t make it for the right reasons.”
“I think we made the record — we’re very, very happy with it, we’re very proud of it — and now we’re putting it out, and it happens to be on the same day as someone else, and that’s it. It’s not a win/lose thing — it’s, we hope that our fans like it, and if it does well that would be amazing, but that’s not ultimately what it’s about,” he concluded.
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Naill and Harry? Do you think they really don’t care? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio