New Music: Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’

Boyfriend

Bieber is back with “Boyfriend,” the highly-anticipated first single from his upcoming sophomore album Believe. The 18-year-old pop sensation showcases a more mature and urban sound on the Mike Posner-produced track, which has been compared to Justin Timberlake and the Ying Yang Twins (“The Whisper Song”).

“If I was your boyfriend, never let you go/ Keep you on my arm girl, you’d never be alone/ I can be a gentleman, anything you want/ If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go,” sings the Biebs, who also spits some rhymes.

The follow-up to 2010’s My World 2.0 is expected to feature contributions from Pharrell, Drake, Timbaland, Danja, Hit-Boy, will.i.am, Diplo, and more.

Download the song on iTunes.

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83 Comments

  1. Jordan

    I actually like it.

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    rod grey Reply:

    @Jordan, this sounds like toni braxton new song i heart you

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    Jab Reply:

    @Jordan, its cool but he is straight up jacking JT. Copying his tone, inflictions, melodies, harmonies…should I keep going?
    JB/ arent you signed to Usher?

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    shanice Reply:

    when i first heard this song i asked myself who was singing it i looked up on line and guess what mr. finally went though proburty justin bieber ! now im not being mean but its true i think hes a wanna be justin timberlake . he probly “wrote the song ” to get his fans back , well justin GOOD LUCK!

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  2. JussSayin

    Oh lawd.. biebz… really? .. the word swag is played out!

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @JussSayin,

    He Really Wants To Be JT!

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  3. Okayyyy!

    Go Justin! He know, he can sing. I’m likin this!:)

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  4. Ok...

    Dang, it’s short but God I give it to him. It really is good and BIG props to him for not releasing dance/pop single.

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  5. T

    It’s definitely not as annoying as some of his previous singles. Definitely a step in the right direction. Seems like he’s trying to capture an Urban fan base too a little.

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  6. zaddyant

    the beginning sounds like the Whisper Song lmao

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    Gbaby Reply:

    @zaddyant, thought the same exact thing!! lml

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    ITAINTYOBABY Reply:

    @zaddyant, Well they did said it sounded like the ying yang twins meets justin timberlake

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  7. Gbaby

    chorus goes hard but the rapping reminded me too much of the whisper song for some reason..

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  8. Max

    By far his best song. Not a huge fan but this definitely helps.

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  9. AmRichardz

    Pretty cool Biebzz (; Im all Hoolie not belieber.. But I lyk it haha (; GOOD JOB JB!

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  10. Daylynne

    best song yet . <3 Love you Justin!

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  11. Sharp Tongue

    No lie I kinda like this :).

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  12. Wrap

    Woah, this is nice. The bridge is amazing. He can really hit his high notes too. Happy it’s not another dance/club song though… tired of those. Hope he does the video justice.

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  13. Winston Churchill

    he is definitely coming from Timberlake’s spot. But its a good song. nothing annoying like his previous ones. if this came on the radio i wouldn’t even be mad.

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  14. tellem yo

    cant believe im saying this but, yo this shit is fire

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  15. mik

    Te lyrics, vocals, and arrangement are soo basic

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  16. REALLY??

    gotta give it to him, this song is hot. i hope he makes more songs like this and not that pop/dance shit on the radio now-a-days.

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  17. @Brass_knucklez

    0_0 OMG I can’t believe I actually like a justin beiber song. good job

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  18. phucku

    It’s cool but I feel like Justin Timberlake should be singing this hook. He would of killed it

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    sewa Reply:

    @phucku, same..but he did a good job

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  19. Mr Nice Watch

    i was prepared to be like shut this guy up but surprisingly pretty good lol

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  20. REKYIE

    YO, he’s kinda trying to hard but, love the beat .

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  21. Cindy

    Boy sit ur white ass down..this is so medicore

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  22. james

    Haha look at the guys getting bieber fever now , I ain’t gonna lie the song is dope i have it on repeat

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  23. Blaze

    This song is really nice can’t believe I like a bieber song he keep this up im gon buy the album

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  24. Triniti

    This is so hot! I’m no huge fan, but I’ve learned that people hate on this kid for two reasons : 1) He’s a WHITE Canadian and 2) He’s actually slaying their FAVES.

    Much success, youngblood ;)

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  25. sewa

    FINALLY!!!!! A song that isn’t annoying to listen to from him. He did a pretty good job on this one…hopefully d other tracks would also be this good. I LIKE :)

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  26. An0thrDream

    SIIIIIIIIIIICK!!

    Justin Beiber just earned a whole new fan!

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  27. R.D.

    This is such a Justin Timberlake song though! But it’s pretty good nonetheless!

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  28. The Cudder

    Amazing
    better than timberlose lol

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    Ffdddd Reply:

    @The Cudder, Kiddin mi?HE tryna be JT for sure. Lol

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  29. Nigel

    …………………….

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  30. vladica07

    This sounds like JT all the way!Still,it sounds more mature and he needed to distance himself from the ‘Baby’ phase,so kudos to him for going for it! p.s.Not a fan,just think he’s talented.

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  31. Carina

    This song is awesome <3.

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  32. therealish

    this is amazing,
    yeah it does sound a little bit like justin but i think he is going to gain a few more fans after this!

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  33. robin

    He is JB stop compared him with jt. Btw props to you JB

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  34. :)

    Yuck!!!!And did I hear him say “swaggy”? Thank God it didn’t hit the 3 minute mark!

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    abby w Reply:

    @:), hahahaha swaggy i think its dead funny

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  35. L

    This is HOT……….love it!

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  36. dave

    i like everything except the solo whispering thing

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  37. Hugh

    Its OK. Nothing special

    His fans just wet themselves

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  38. rod grey

    this sounds like toni braxton new song i heart you

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    R.D. Reply:

    @rod grey, Her song only came out 2 weeks ago, and JB’s been promoting his single for around 3 weeks…

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  39. MH

    This shit is hot.

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  40. Ice

    FIREE, Mike Posner is a genius.

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    Spartenia Reply:

    @Ice,
    Whaaaat?! He wrote that? Nice.
    He’s a better writer than anything then.

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    Ice Reply:

    @Spartenia, I know for certain he produced it because I saw the behind the scenes footage and it says so in the paragraph at the top of this article.

    I’m pretty sure he helped write it too, because the way Justin says “Let me talk to you” sounds like something Mike Posner would say and I think I can hear Mike’s background vocals too.

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  41. Swirvy

    I can only imagine the remix

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  44. jeanquila

    I actually like this. I guess if JT is going to stop making music, someone’s gotta attempt to fill this kind of sound in music.

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  45. Kyle

    Not a fan of Justin Bieber but this song really isn’t bad. It’s catchy and I can’t help but think that he really does sound like Justin Timberlake when he is whispering throughout the song. I can see this song dominating radio.

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  46. TWITTER.COM/ciaremedlies

    lol, i came here to shade her…..but i am really feeling this joint

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  47. Mr. Joekzalott

    There are some folks who are gonna hate on him no matter how good his music is. But this is a step in the right direction. Kinda carries on that thread from late-90s/early 00s pop.

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  48. Spartenia

    I like this. He’s 2 cute.

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  49. Hip-Hop Fiend

    This shit is fire. Ay Bieber knows what he doing I can’t hate on the kid. He kills every song that wrote for him by The-Dream, Usher, Frank Ocean, and now Mile Posner. I hope Ne-Yo writes a sonng for him he would kill that shit.

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  50. ITAINTYOBABY

    I like this record, his other material is just to kiddy for me

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  51. V.I.C.

    This is def more grown up. This is going to BLAZE THE CHARTS. Girls and the women who’ve been waiting for him to turn 18 are going to love this song on radio and they can’t wait to see him on tour!

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  52. Liky

    I have always been a JB hater, but I can rock to this

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  53. hero

    WAACCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Bouya

    those lyrics are awful, LOOOOOOOOOOOL

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  55. Elise

    Sounds like justin timberlake…

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  56. whitechocolate

    I’m sorry but anybody could have sang this song. Can you really not sing a verse and have to rap it? NO

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    YMCMB Reply:

    @whitechocolate, i dont hate but you shouldn’t be talking if your not making money as much as him. Money Talks.

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  57. Me

    Here’s another hit…

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  58. shubaka

    Good but something is missing / he goes to what s look like a good direction

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  59. Luisito

    the beat is really similar to Collie Budz’s What a feeling..

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  60. Ira

    I am a Huge fan of the Biebs. but i thought it was going to suck. When i hears the teaser a couple of days ago, i thought it was going to be this techno-e dance song but as i listened to it I really enjoyed it. I was reading somewhere that his management is using the same alley that they used for justin timberlake and i think it really work. So far, So Good! Can’t wait to see what is next for biebs and hear the full album. Where is Justin Timberlake anyway?

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    Ffdddd Reply:

    @Ira, This belibers killin me U re so WEAk asdffghjvvhj

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  61. 1 Luvoe puls 5dayz blue

    nice

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  62. Joshua Casey

    I expected more from someone as big as Justin Bieber.

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  63. Jay

    Ok. This song straight up kills! This is what I’ve been waiting to hear from Bieber! Seriously…just sick! Man, this guy is just getting started. Got this off iTunes the other day and have had it on repeat. If this is the direction he’s going with this album, I’m already sold. Getting that album fasho. :)

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  64. stel

    Ahahaha! though this song is not terrible, if anyone else were to sing this no one would care. he REALLY said “swaggie” hahaha not hating btw. jus saying.

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  65. Vasi

    Well i LOVE Justin Bieber , and his music ! , iDo like the new approach he’s taking in his career , but iAlso feel that all the critism about his other songs isnt needed … everybody had to start off from [ somewhere ] and “baby” , “one time” , “never gonna let you go” , and other songs is where he decided to start ! , iJust think that he deserves MORE credit than the “average” person gives him !
    #GoodLookJDB ! = ) … Love , #1Fan !!

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  66. abbyy

    its amazing one of the best songs hes made xxx

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  67. iDance4Lyf

    JB !! He’s got it!! Im buying the new album, I can see it already!! Keep it up Biebs!!

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  68. abby w

    hes amazingggg

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