Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun likely talked and decided when to release the track list, with duets, for his album 'Believe'. The date came over the weekend as they released the names of 16 songs but it's unclear if all the duets are listed.
By some of the song titles were the names of artists who sing on the track with Bieber but whether that's the complete list of duets isn't known. He spent time in the studio with artists not listed as singing on any track - for example, Taylor Swift - so either the list of duets wasn't fully revealed or some he worked with were collaborating only on songwriting.
Tracks on Bieber's 'Believe'
Of the 16 tracks, another singer is listed as singing with Bieber for 4 of them. Those songs and the added artist are: All Around the World (featuring Ludacris); As Long as You Love Me (feat. Big Sean); Right Here (feat. his fellow Canadian, Drake) and Beauty and a Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj). The rest of the songs, presumably, have only Bieber as a principal singer.
Here are the track names of the other 12 songs: Boyfriend, Take You, Catching Feelings, Die in Your Arms,Fall, , Thought of You, One Love, Be Alright, Believe, Out of Town Girl, She Don't Like the Lights and Maria. The song Turn to You, which he released on Mother's Day as a gift to his Mom - donating royalties to a shelter for single mothers - does not appear on the album.
Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake: Bieber collaborators
In April he talked of collaborating on a country song with Taylor Swift, which was taken by many to mean they would write and sing together; that either isn't the case or he and Braun will reveal if she's singing on a song later. There was also word he worked with Adam Levine of 'Maroon 5' and in February Bieber recorded at The Hit Factory in Miami, working there with Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne.
'Believe' will be out on June 15 in Australia, June 18 in the U.K. and on June 19 in North America. Whether we'll learn only then if there are any other artists dueting isn't known, but it seems likely Bieber and Braun will release other information in the lead-up to that date. The 18-year-old singer has a chance to tell fans more on Wed., May 23 when he makes another appearance on 'The Ellen Degeneres' show.