Come on, judgmental tabloid reader, you were 19 once, too, and you didn’t behave much differently than young Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with more Twitter followers than the President of the United States. A year after its release, Believe, his latest LP, sounds as strong as ever: Where “All Around the World,” the newest single, surrounds the kid with trance synths and Ludacris raps, sleeper hit “Beauty and a Beat” is the perfect summer party track even before Nicki Minaj shows up to claim dibs. Catch him at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tonight, and read about where he goes after in the New York Post.
Fri., Aug. 2, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 31, 2013