Monday, May 20, 2024

Adele, One Direction Overwhelm Justin Bieber, Who Has Two Meltdowns in a Row


Pop brat Justin Bieber is having a bad bad time.

Adele and One Direction are stealing his thunder as the clock counts down to all three releasing new albums at the same time.

Adele’s “25” comes on November 20th, one week after Bieber’s “Purpose” and One Direction’s “Made in the AM” collide on the 13th.

All signs point to Bieber finishing second to One Direction on their debut. And then the next week Adele is supposedly wiping the floor with each of them. Her “25” will sell over a million copies in its debut by all accounts. It’s the top selling album by pre-orders on all services.

So Bieber, a petulant child whose monotone music is now dotted by bird sounds, isn’t reacting well. He had not one but two meltdowns abroad in the last 48 hours. He walked out of a Spanish radio interview because he didn’t understand what was going on. Then he walked off the stage in Oslo during a TV taping after someone spilled water on the stage.

The irony is that his latest single is called “Sorry.” He isn’t. He’s still the same Bieber who’s abused people, spit on fans, had a few arrests, and made fun of Anne Frank.

Adding Charlie Puth, Halsey, Nas, and a bunch of guest artists to cover his deficiencies isn’t enough. Sorry!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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