Changes

Album: Changes (2020)
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  • Justin Bieber's wife, Hailey Baldwin, has helped provide him a sense of stability after he'd struggled with life in the spotlight. Changes, the first album released by the Canadian pop star since getting married, is a fulsome tribute to her.

    Over a twanging acoustic guitar, Bieber sings on the title track that he's now a changed person. However, these changes don't mean that his love for her will ever falter.
  • Bieber concludes the song with an overt nod to his Christian faith.

    Uh, people change, circumstances change
    But God always remains the same


    The lyric is a reference to Letter to the Hebrews 13:8 in the New Testament which reads: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever."
  • Justin Bieber co-wrote "Changes" with his "Yummy" collaborators Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, and Noah Sammak plus the Canadian songwriting and producing duo The Messingers.
  • Changes debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart. At age 25, Bieber became the youngest solo artist to clock up seven chart-topping albums. The title was previously held by Elvis Presley, who was 26 and 11 months old when he did it.
  • Justin Bieber took to Instagram to share his feelings about Changes being nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2021 Grammys.

    "I am very meticulous and intentional about my music," he wrote. "With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me."

    Bieber went on to say that having grown up admiring R&B music, he set out "to make a project that would embody that sound." He felt it was weird that he'd been nominated for a pop record, as the "chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums" all pointed toward what he feels is "undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album."

    The caption also noted that he didn't his comments taken the wrong way. "Please don't mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em," he noted. "Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms."

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