Justin Bieber didn’t really need any introduction at the Teen Choice Awards . Even before he took the stage, his fans were really excited for him, cheering and screaming in anticipation. In addition to winning four surfboards, he gave fans a crunchier version of his single “Boyfriend.”
Dressed up in silver and black, Bieber took the stage in a futuristic setting, surrounded by dancers in silver bodysuits. But he didn’t play much of “Boyfriend”: The focus was on his new single, “As Long as You Love Me.” Bieber popped and locked his way through the performance, and he was joined midway by rapper Big Sean, who only upped the swag factor.
Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has made it clear that Bieber has been hitting the dance studio hard for his Believe Tour , kicking off in September, and those skills were on full display Sunday night (July 22).
During his eye-popping performance, the camera cut to a smiling Selena Gomez in the audience, who later looked a bit emotional when Bieber gave his acceptance speech. His four prizes this year bring his TCA surfboard count to a whopping 12.
“Thank you so much to all my fans,” he said immediately following his performance and barely able to catch his breath after all the dancing. “I just want to say this album has meant the world to me, and I hope that it was everything you guys waited for. This is just a reminder to everyone in here: Believe.”
“As Long as You Love Me” is the second single from Bieber’s June album release. He recently shared that he would be dropping the video for the track , directed by Anthony Mandler. A still from the video showed a bloodied Bieber, and Mandler’s only tease so far is one tweet: “It’s a story of love…. #believe.”