Last week, the Canadian pop phenomenon tweeted about releasing a collection of acoustic tracks in time for the holidays, and on Saturday he announced the record will hit shelves in November.
"On November 23rd the Unplugged Acoustic album comes out!" Bieber tweeted. "Taking it back to how we started. Spread the word."
The megastar crooner has previously hinted that the record will include toned-down versions of album cuts from My World and My World 2.0, as well as a freshly recorded track Bieber knocked out in Hawaii. The singer's musical director and guitarist, Dan Kanter, has mentioned the album has a global feel. "Loving the percussion... Cajones and congas!" Kanter tweeted. "Definitely an influence from our travels around the world!"
In addition to releasing a suite of mellowed-out tracks, Bieber also dished in September that he's working on a follow-up to My World 2.0 slated to drop near the end of next year. The untitled album will also include a contribution from fellow Canadian hitmaker, Drake.
"[It'll] probably [come out] fourth quarter next year," Bieber said while working the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. "Drake is gonna be on that album; I'm not sure [who else]. I'm gonna ask him if he can get [Lil] Wayne on there."
2011 is shaping up to busy year for the Biebs. While he's aiming to drop more new music next fall, his 3-D movie, "Never Say Never," will hit theaters in February. "Never" director Jon Chu explained to MTV News in August that the flick is "gonna tell the underdog story of where he came from."
"It's a really fascinating story and it has a lot to do with our sort of digital lifestyle now," Chu said of the film's arc. "He was able to do what corporations try to do now when they use YouTube and they don't even know what to do with it yet. It's a pretty cool story for our time."
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