Justin Bieber forgot a few lyrics while performing his first live concert in three years, which Billie Eilish reportedly watched from a hotel balcony.
Hopefully it’s not actually too late to say sorry. Justin Bieber, 26, forgot a few lyrics to two of his hit songs during the pop star’s New Year’s Eve concert on top of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, called T-Mobile Presents: NYE Live with Justin Bieber. To be fair, it was Justin’s first live concert since 2017, so he hasn’t sang the songs on a stage in quite some time. His first slip-up happened during a performance of “Sorry,” Justin’s hit song from 2015.
— Bieber Source 🇫🇷 (@JustBieberFRA) January 1, 2021
As the name of his song suggests, Justin is not afraid to own up to his mistakes. “I forget the words,” he mumbled into his microphone after letting the music silently play at one point (which you can watch here). Many others (gently) called out Justin’s faux pas on Twitter as well. “Not Justin Bieber forgetting the lyrics to Sorry,” one fan tweeted. “Justin Bieber really forgot the words to his own song live,” another fan wrote, adding laughing emojis and “it’s ok though he’s still fine.”
— niklas (@bieberscuba) January 1, 2021
It wasn’t Justin’s first slip-up, though. He also forgot a few words to another one of his tracks, “Love Yourself,” but fans once again rallied behind the Canadian singer. At least he hasn’t forgotten his dance moves, which the Biebs proved once “Boyfriend” came on (which you can also watch, here). Justin didn’t forget, however, to give a shout-out to Hailey Baldwin, 24, though. He gushed that he’s “in love” with his wife of two years and dedicated the performance of his song, “Holy,” to her.
“I can’t promise you I know the words” the way justin can NEVER remember the words to ‘love yourself’ as if he hasn’t sung this smash hit 1000x times 😭 pic.twitter.com/q5oa9WJ79o
— sophia (@journalsgiaw) January 1, 2021
There was one other surprise at Justin’s concert: Billie Eilish! Many fans claimed the “Bad Guy” pop star, who has been a hard-core Belieber since she was a child, was standing on a hotel balcony holding a supportive poster for Justin (as you can see in this photo).
It was a good night for Beliebers, even if the concert got off to a later start. Right as the ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square, Justin’s new song “Anyone” also dropped at midnight. The track also came with a romantic music video, in which Justin trains for a boxing match all while having a cheerleader (his on-screen love interest, actress Zoey Deutch) by his side.
Justin actually recorded “Anyone” in April of 2020, which he revealed in an Instagram Live session that Justin reposted to his Twitter leading up to the concert. “I love this song so much,” Justin’s wife, Hailey, gushed in the Instagram Live from April, adding, “And I haven’t heard him sing it yet, so I’m so excited.” Now everyone gets to finally hear “Anyone”!
Video of Justin Bieber saying that he recorded a new song called, “Anyone,” on Instagram Live today. (April 10) pic.twitter.com/2SqvdVgv6s
— Justin Bieber Crew (@JBCrewdotcom) April 10, 2020
A concert was the perfect way for Justin to cap off his 2020, which served as his big music comeback. He dropped Changes, his first album in more than four years, on Valentine’s Day in February. While the pandemic pushed back Justin’s plans of going on a world tour to promote the album to 2021, he still managed to have a successful year in music: he dropped the quarantine anthem “Stuck with U” with Ariana Grande in May, while his song “Lonely” went viral on TikTok after dropping in October.
Justin has also been taking advantage to work on new material. “Justin announced his tour will go out next summer and he’s really excited, but he’s actually been recording during COVID and made an entire new project. The album will have all new collaborators and the music is already blowing people away,” a friend close to Justin EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife in August. Here’s to another year of more Bieber!