NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber returns to the front lines with his brand new single, "Boyfriend" set for worldwide release today at radio, and a week-long exclusive via iTunes starting today. "Boyfriend" is the first advance single from BELIEVE, Justin's eagerly anticipated new studio album, set for release this summer. "Boyfriend" was written by Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, Mason D. Levy and Mat Musto; and produced by Mason D. Levy and Mike Posner.
With worldwide album sales in excess of 15 million units, Justin has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years. He has over 41 million Facebook followers, and nearly 19 million Twitter followers, and over 2.7 billion YouTube views – he is far and away the most popular YouTube artist of all time.
"The momentum behind Justin's phenomenal success continues with 'Boyfriend,' destined to be one of this year's iconic single releases," said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. "What Justin and the IDJ team have achieved since 2010 has been etched into music history, but it's only the beginning. Be prepared for the juggernaut that will take place with today's release of 'Boyfriend,' and the Summer arrival of BELIEVE."
Justin finished up 2011 with a #1 Soundscan debut for Under The Mistletoe, becoming the youngest artist in Billboard history to have a holiday album enter at #1. It also marked his third album in 18 months to enter the chart at #1, after My World 2.0 in 2010, and Never Say Never: The Remixes (February 2011, soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in history, $98 million).
At the same time, he also became the first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three #1 albums before his 18th birthday (celebrated earlier this month, on March 1st).
BELIEVE will be Justin's fifth major release since he arrived at RBMG/lsland Def Jam in November 2009 with My World, containing his worldwide debut hit, "One Time," along with the follow-up "One Less Lonely Girl," and two more chart hits, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl." With that, Justin became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release.
Justin's follow-up, My World 2.0 struck RIAA double-platinum on the strength of the triple-platinum "Baby" featuring Ludacris, one of the top-selling singles of 2010. Never Say Never: The Remixes (released Valentine's Day 2011), with its Top 10 title-tune single "Never Say Never" featuring Jaden Smith, extended Justin's platinum streak into 2011.
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/boyfriend
SOURCE Island Def Jam