is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter #JustinBieber
. It was released on November 13, 2015 by Def Jam Recordings and School Boy Records. It serves as the follow up to Bieber's third studio album Believe (2012), and it was developed after the release of his collection Journals (2013), which saw him in a more R&B direction. The album was created over a period of two years, in which Bieber struggled to find a musical direction for recording, scrapping each of these tracks many times.
production from #Skrillex
. With the help of his personal friend and frequent collaborator #JasonBoyd
, Bieber started writing and recording with the idea of making an inspirational album that could encourage people through uplifting messages during a period of all his media scrutiny and his involvement in various misdemeanours, as well as his relationship with his former girlfriend #SelenaGomez
Bieber's Purpose debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending November 19, 2015, with 649,000 equivalent album units, including 522,000 traditional album sales. It marked Bieber's sixth number one album and largest sales week. It also surpassed his previous high, logged with Believe, which sold 374,000 units in 2012. Additionally, Purpose's debut marked the largest weekly unit total for an album since the Billboard 200 began tracking popularity based on overall equivalent units earned in 2014 and beat the debut week of Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late (which sold 535,000 equivalent units in 2015). Also, Purpose's 522,000 mark the largest sales week since Taylor Swift's 1989 debuted with 1.29 million (November 2, 2014) and the largest sales for a male artist album since Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2
1. Mark My Words
2. I'll Show You
3. What Do You Mean?
feat. Skrillex & Diplo
14. Been You
15. Get Used to It
16. We Are feat. #Nas
18. All In It
19. What Do You Mean? (Remix) ft. #ArianaGrande