Album: Changes

"Changes" is the 5th studio album by Canadian vocalist Justin Bieber, released on February 14, 2020, by Def Jam Recordings and RBMG. This album marks Bieber's return to the music scene after a four-year hiatus that followed his 2015 album "Purpose". "Changes" showcases a more personal and mature side of the artist and features a mix of pop, R&B, and electronic music aspects.

Background and Production
Justin Bieber's journey with "Changes" began in 2019 when he teased fans with the news of his go back to music. The extended hiatus between albums was due to the vocalist's concentrate on his individual life, which included overcoming mental health struggles and weding model Hailey Baldwin. The vocalist's experiences influenced the styles and lyrics of "Changes", with the majority of songs delving into love, commitment, and personal development.

The production of the album includes collaborations with many high-profile artists and producers, consisting of Poo Bear, Josh Gudwin, The Audibles, and HARV. These cooperations made it possible for Bieber to check out different musical categories and explore different designs.

Music and Lyrics
"Changes" is mainly an R&B-pop album, but it also includes electronic and acoustic elements. The tracks on the album range from upbeat dance tunes to soulful ballads. Justin Bieber's vocal performance shines throughout the album, showcasing his development as an artist throughout the years.

Lyrically, the album is a reflection of Bieber's life changes and his marriage to Hailey Baldwin. The tunes tell the story of falling in love, dedication, and dealing with individual obstacles. Some highlights include the lead single "Yummy", which is a memorable, easy going track about love and affection. On the other hand, the introspective ballad "Changes" discusses the personal development the singer has experienced throughout his hiatus and his commitment to self-improvement. The track "Intentions", featuring rap artist Quavo, digs even more into styles of love and commitment and functions as a statement of ongoing support for his partner.

"Changes" received mixed evaluations from critics. Some applauded Justin Bieber's maturity and growth as an artist, and others appreciated the album's more personal and reflective content. Forbes explained the album as a "slower, more thoughtful" follow-up to "Purpose" and applauded its vulnerability. However, some critics felt that the album's sonic landscape was boring which it did not have the versatility and energy present in Bieber's previous releases.

Despite the combined evaluations, Justin Bieber's "Changes" experienced commercial success, debuting at primary on the US Billboard 200 chart and making him the youngest artist to have seven number-one albums. The album likewise earned Bieber Grammy elections for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Yummy".

"Changes" represents a vital turning point in Justin Bieber's profession as it addresses the significant transitions in his life, from personal battles to marriage. The album showcases his growth as an artist and willingness to explore different musical directions. Although met combined reviews, "Changes" is a testimony to Bieber's strength and ability to develop and adapt to his ever-changing scenarios.
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