February 18th, 2017 | Updated on April 21st, 2023
Grammy award winning pop sensation Justin Bieber will make his way to India with his Purpose World Tour 2017 in May.
Singer Justin Bieber will perform in Mumbai on 10 May, confirmed by White Fox India, the promoter of the tour. He will be travelling to Mumbai from Dubai and is expected to be here for at least two days.
22-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter will perform hits like ‘Baby’,’Where Are Ace Now’, ‘Boyfriend’, and ‘What Do You Mean?’ at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
“Justin will stage an extraordinary show propelled by state-of-the-art production; it will be of a magnitude that the country has not witnessed in a long time,” according to a statement.
Tickets for the show will be available from 22 February, and start from 4,000.
The organisers are working towards making it one of the biggest live music acts witnessed in recent times in India. After the great reception and success of the Coldplay show last November, Bieber is the biggest singer to come to India.
Check out our list of the 22-year-old’s Justin Bieber top Five tracks; see where your favorite ranks.
1. As Long As You Love Me
With another successful Rodney Jerkins-produced song, “As Long As You Love Me” took Bieber’s career in another direction. Heavily dubstep influenced and with a Big Sean guest spot, “As Long As You Love Me” showcased the adult, more mature version of Bieber, eventually peaking at the number six spot on the Billboard charts. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard spoke about the track, saying that it is “a massive yet somehow intimate dance track, with the drums almost reaching hair metal levels in their vibrations.”
Amid a time period when Bieber was constantly running into issues with the law, he released “Confident,” off of Journals, along with a music video for the track. Straying from his bubble-gum pop tendencies, noticeable from his earlier debuts of “Baby” and “One Time,” Bieber presented his musical maturity, all within the song’s lyricism and production value. As well, for the heavily R&B-influenced track, Bieber brought along Chicago-native, Chance the Rapper to rap a verse.
3. Beauty and a Beat
Bring Max Martin onto produce a track, and the formula for success has already been set into motion. Bieber, along with his collaborator Nicki Minaj, followed the formula for success with “Beauty and A Beat,” as they brought on Max Martin as producer, for Believe’s third single. With its heavy drumming, electrifyingly wavering synthesizers, and uptempo pace, “Beauty and a Beat” continued to demonstrate Bieber’s growth and potential for reaching audiences beyond the average teenage girl.
4. Die In Your Arms
Serving as the first promotional single for Believe, “Die In Your Arms” was initially released on May 29, 2012. The song, which samples Michael Jackson’s “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going,” brought along ten co-writers, while Rodney Jerkins, Dennis Aganee Jenkins, Travis Sayles produced the track, according to MTV. The funky, Motown track hinted at Bieber continuing his trend of ‘pop-’n’-b,’ styled tracks, especially following the release of “Boyfriend.”
The first single from Bieber’s Believe, “Boyfriend” marked the beginning of Bieber’s transition from teenage heartthrob to an artist, post-heartthrob status. Ranging from coining the term ‘swaggy’ to offering his chivalry, “I can be a gentleman, anything you want,” the single showcased Bieber as a falsetto-singing, edgier-than-usual artist, demonstrating how the younger Bieber was ready to illustrate he’s grown up.
Sources: firstpost.com, huffingtonpost.in, YouTube.com