Bieber's April 27 tweet
simply said: "Here is the #BELIEVEalbumCover standard version." Fans have, naturally, been waiting for it and given there are, according to starcount
, which tracks social media numbers, almost 21 million Bieber Twitter followers it's a safe bet that most of them have by now seen it.
Duets by Bieber and 'Believe'
The album, out June 19, has other singers in duets with Bieber. Taylor Swift recently recorded a song with him which the two wrote
together. Besides Swift, 'Believe' includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (and of 'The Voice'), will i. am and fellow-Canadian, Drake. On March 26 the song 'Boyfriend' from the new album was released and it has been at or near the top of the iTunes charts since.
Bieber has said his new album, his first since 'Under the Mistletoe' released last Christmas, is a more mature offering. By that he means more mature than 'My World 2.0' and its teenage directed hit songs like 'U-Smile' and 'Never Say Never'. 'Believe' is to be the record that takes the 18-year-old Canadian pop star from kid to adult and he's aware it will be a departure for fans.
"I'm not trying to lose any of my young fans," Bieber said about his new record last month. "I'm not trying to lose any of my fans, I'm just trying to gain fans, and I think that's the best way to do it. Rather than try to grow up and lose your fans, you can get better and evolve and gain respect from more people."