The official word: NBC today announced “Justin Bieber: All Around the World,” a one-hour special featuring award-winning and record-breaking artist, Justin Bieber, airing Thursday, June 21st from 8-9 pm ET. The superstar’s first-ever network special is a very unique one hour, combining documentary and music performances and follows his tour around the globe as he showcases his new album “Believe,” including #1 single “Boyfriend.”
"We're thrilled to air Justin Bieber's first network special," said Doug Vaughan, SVP of Special Programs and Late Night for NBC. “We'll have unprecedented access to Justin as our cameras film not only his performances, but his every move on this global tour --- giving our viewers an all access pass to his life over a 12-day period, something rarely seen on TV today.”
The special goes behind the scenes of the tour and for the first time, shows what life is like through the eyes of Justin Bieber with the “Justin-cam.” It’s a grueling itinerary of seven countries in 12 days, culminating in a special New York City performance.
With worldwide sales in excess of 15 million units, Bieber has dominated pop culture and social media for more than three years. He has over 43 million Facebook fans, more than 22 million Twitter followers, and over 2.9 billion YouTube views. He is far and away the most popular YouTube artist of all time, and received the 2012 Billboard Music Award for Social Artist of the Year.
“Believe” follows Bieber’s #1 Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” which was his third #1 Soundscan debut in just 18 months, making him the first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three #1 albums before his 18th birthday. Prior to “Under the Mistletoe,” “My World 2.0” entered Soundscan at #1 in 2010 (containing “Baby,” ranked the #1 most viewed YouTube video, currently over 738 million views); and “Never Say Never: The Remixes” entered at #1 in 2011, the soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in U.S. history.
“Justin Bieber: All Around the World” is produced by Ian Stewart with Done and Dusted Productions.