Justin Bieber's New Doc Reveals How Ariana Grande Inspired His Comeback
By Hayden Brooks
January 27, 2020
Justin Bieber wasn't in attendance of the 2020 Grammys, but the pop titan did have something in store for fans just a day after the ceremony. As teased, the star unleashed the first episode of his YouTube docuseries, Seasons, and it touches on his big return to the public limelight.
In the 11-minute episode titled "Leaving The Spotlight," which was uploaded onto YouTube on Monday (January 27), viewers take a trip down memory lane as he brings the cameras to the Stratford apartment he grew up in. While he was surprised to see some improvements to the building, his visit to the complex alongside wife Hailey Baldwin heard him admit he was embarrassed by the upbringing. "I used to tell my friends, because I was ashamed that I live in such a low poverty standards. I used to tell my friends, 'There's a bowling alley downstairs and stuff. It's booked up right now.'"
Beyond the nostalgic subplot, the first installment of the doc does indeed touch on his infamous cancellation of his 2017 "Purpose Stadium Tour," where management rep Alison Kaye admitted she was concerned when she first heard the news. "I freaked out when Justin canceled the tour," she said. "Performing is the thing that he loves most in this world, and so, for him to say that, he didn't want to do it, I knew it had to be pretty serious."
After a much-needed break, which including some self-reflection and his wedding to Baldwin, Bieber's surprise appearance at Ariana Grande's show during her Coachella 2019 set, was a turning point for the star, as per friend and Drew House co-founder Ryan Good. "I want you to schedule me. I want to go to the studio and I want to dance and I want to go to the gym and I want vocal warm-ups," Kaye reminisced about his interest in a rolling itinerary after appearing on the Indio stage with Grande.
Three additional episodes of Seasons are also available for streaming to YouTube Premium users.
Photo: YouTube/Justin Bieber