Justin Bieber Schedules Live Video Stream During The Grammys
"I'm gonna play some new music and answer questions," the pop superstar tells fans.
When the nominations for the Grammy Awards were announced last December, one glaring omission on the shortlist was Justin Bieber -- the former Best New Artist nominee failed to receive a single nomination this year, despite releasing a positively reviewed No. 1 album, "Believe." The Biebs won't spend Sunday night (Feb. 10) watching the ceremony from his couch, however: on Saturday night, the pop superstar announced that he'd be hosting a live video stream for his fans, beginning on Sunday at 8:00 EST -- the same time as the Grammys.
"I'm gonna do an hour live video stream tomorrow at 8 est I'm gonna play some new music and answer questions send this to ur friend :)," Bieber posted on Twitter on Saturday night. The "new music" may or may not consist of previously unperformed tracks from his just-released "Believe Acoustic" album, which debuted at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart.
After the Grammy nominations were announced on Dec. 5, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to complain about the lack of recognition for the 18-year-old superstar's "Believe" work. "I just plain DISAGREE," he tweeted. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
When asked about the Grammy snubs in Billboard's cover story last month, Bieber told Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, "I felt the same way that Scooter felt, I just can't really... it's good that he can put it out there and say that. He had my back just like any manager would. My whole life I've dreamed of winning a Grammy. At this point, the excitement of that has gone down. I'm more excited to just make great music for my fans. That's just something that if it happens, it happens." He also said that he will not be attending this year's ceremony, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
On Saturday night, Bieber was in New York to host and perform on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," where he played an acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me" as well as his new breakup ballad, "Nothing Like Us," both featured on "Believe Acoustic." When his latest album debuted in the top spot of the Billboard 200, Bieber became the first artist ever to notch five No. 1 albums before his 19th birthday.