NEW YORK, NY (August 17, 2017) – Justin Bieber and BloodPop® have released “Friends” (GENPOP Corp. / RBMG / Schoolboy / Def Jam / Republic).
“Friends” is BloodPop®’s official single debut, and it’s available now at all digital retailers.
Longtime friends, the duo first collaborated in 2015 for Bieber’s triple-platinum three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated album Purpose. “Friends” reunites the powerhouse team behind the album’s history-making 8-times platinum selling single “Sorry,” including songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.
Standing at almost 7 feet tall, BloodPop® is a BIG artist and a member of the generation of pop. He’s written songs for and worked with many of the most innovative members of pop music’s glitterati, from Grimes and HAIM to Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Madonna. His artistic vision is aggregated from the internet hive mind of memes, games and stickers.
Global superstar Justin Bieber is once again ruling the summer airwaves and dominating the charts. His smash hit the “Despacito” Remix has reigned at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record fourteen consecutive weeks, and has shattered global records for the most-streamed song of all time. Justin recently made history with “Despacito” and the DJ Khaled-collaboration “I’m The One” as the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Hot 100 in consecutive weeks, Bieber’s fourth and fifth No. 1 singles. Justin¹s Purpose album – released on November 13, 2015 – opened at #1 in over 100 countries around the world,has sold over 10 million copies globally to date, and garnered a 2016 Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. Purpose shattered global streaming records and has yielded three consecutive #1 singles in the US “What Do You Mean,” “Sorry,” and “Love Yourself,” which received a Grammy nomination for Record Of The Year. In late 2015, all three tracks landed at #1, #2 and #3 on the UK singles chart, surpassing a record previously held by The Beatles and making Bieber the artist to ever accomplish such a feat. In February 2016, Justin won his first Grammy: Best Dance Song for the Purpose track “Where Are You Now.” Justin Bieber is the first artist to reach over 10 Billion views on VEVO. In 2014, Justin was ranked by Twitter as the #1 most tweeted about musical artist of the year. He has released five number-one albums to-date and has starred in two films, Never Say Never (2011) and Believe (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy.
In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single “Baby” as the best-selling digital song of all-time with over 10 million copies sold.
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About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
About Def Jam
Def Jam Recordings was founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, and has represented the very best in cutting edge music and youth culture for over 30 years. Def Jam Recordings began as a maverick independent label inspired by downtown New York’s vibrant street culture and the emerging sound of hip-hop, pioneering iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and Kanye West. Now in its fourth decade, Def Jam’s music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand synonymous with creativity and authenticity encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars like Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Logic, Vince Staples, Jeremih, Jeezy, Big Sean, YG, 2 Chainz, Desiigner, Bibi Bourelly and Jhene Aiko, among others.
GENPOP is the artist driven consortium for generation pop created by BloodPop®
About Schoolboy Records
Schoolboy Records is a full service record label based in Los Angeles. Schoolboy Records provides the personalized attention of an independent label combined with the resources and distribution of Universal Music Group. Under the helm of one of the entertainment industry’s biggest power brokers, Scooter Braun, the diverse artist roster has produced many record-breaking hits and continues to push boundaries and challenge the status quo in today’s music landscape. Schoolboy has produced multiple top 40 hits from its dynamic roster of artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, CL, Moxie Raia, PSY, Rixton, Sheppard and Tori Kelly.
Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG) is a joint media and record company venture between R&B artist Usher and Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records best known for signing Justin Bieber.