Justin Bieber is promoting with a Purpose. After racing go-karts with Jimmy Fallon and performing “Sorry” with The Roots on “The Tonight Show” last night, the pop sensation rose bright and early for an appearance on the “Today” show.
While his Beliebers packed Rockefeller Plaza, he hit the outdoor stage to perform a mini-concert that included material from his No. 1 album. He had the crowd singing along to “Sorry” and “Company,” and was joined by Big Sean for “No Pressure” and Halsey for “The Feeling.” He even got emotional while singing the Ed Sheeran-penned ballad “Love Yourself.”
During an interview with Matt Lauer, he paid tribute to his label executive friend, who was killed in the Paris terrorist attacks. “It was really hard for me. We’d been working together for probably four or five years,” he said. “It’s a sad thing, man.”
He also spoke about Purpose and his evolution. “It’s been a long journey, but I’m in the best place I’ve ever been,” he said. “I think a lot of people go through those struggles, but they’re not in the public eye. I grew up in the spotlight, so it was tough for me. But we’re on the other side, and I’m 21 and I got a lot of great people surrounding me.”
He will kick off his “Purpose World Tour” in March. The 58-date arena trek includes stops in Vancouver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and more.
Watch him bring Purpose to the Plaza.
“No Pressure” feat. Big Sean
“The Feeling” feat. Halsey