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“Love Yourself” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released first as a promotional single on November 8, 2015, and later was released as the album’s third single. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Bieber, and produced by Blanco. An acoustic pop song, “Love Yourself” features an electric guitar and a brief flurry of trumpets as its main instrumentation. During the song, Bieber uses a husky tone in the lower registers. Lyrically, the song is a kiss-off to a narcissistic ex-lover who did the protagonist wrong.
On the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, the song became Bieber’s third consecutive number-one, where in the United States it spent 24 non-consecutive weeks in the top ten (later named the best-performing single of 2016) and was also Bieber’s first number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, while in the United Kingdom it spent six weeks at the top. “Love Yourself” topped the charts in fifteen countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden. “Love Yourself” was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. It was the seventh-best-selling song of 2016 in the US.
The music video for the song was released along with the Purpose: The Movement project on November 14, 2015. It features a couple doing an interpretive dance on their house. Bieber promoted the song with performances on TV shows, as well as awards shows throughout 2015–16, while adding it on the set list of his Purpose World Tour.
On September 29, 2015, Justin Bieber announced in an interview with Australia’s Sunrise morning show that British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran had written a song for his then-upcoming album.Later, during an interview for Capital FM, Bieber revealed details about the song, saying: “It’s just me and a guitar. Basically that’s how I started, playing on the street with a guitar.” About Sheeran, he said: “I think he’s one of the most talented writers in the game right now, so just to have his input and his stories and our stories and match them up together and say ’What have you been through?,’ and telling the same story.”In another interview for the same radio network, he commented about the collaboration, stating: “It was a process. Just getting us together, you know, in the same room cause we did a lot of it separate. He is a good guy, super talented. Really good songwriter so just to be able to work with that calibre of songwriter was really, really awesome.”In 2017, Sheeran revealed that “Love Yourself” was written for his album ÷. He said in an interview that the track would have been scrapped before Bieber took the song.
On November 9, 2015 “Love Yourself” premiered on Beats 1 along with “The Feeling”. The song was also made available on iTunes in the same day as a promotional single of Purpose, and later it was announced as the album’s official third radio single. When talking to Ryan Seacrest, Bieber said “Love Yourself” is “definitely about someone in my past, someone who I don’t want to put on blast,” he described the song as “cool because so many people can resonate with that because how many women do we bring back that mom doesn’t really necessarily like?.”
“Love Yourself” was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Justin Bieber, with production being done by Benny Blanco, who was also responsible for the song’s instrumentation and programming. It features background vocals by Sheeran. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is composed in the key of E major with a moderately tempo of 100 beats per minute and a time signature of 4
4. Bieber’s vocals range from the note of B3 to B4.It is an acoustic pop song, featuring just vocals, an electric guitar,and a brief flurry of trumpets, which was considered “the most subdued and least electronic of Bieber’s new tracks.”
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