Sam Smith: “I Am In Love With Justin Bieber’s Album”
On Friday night, Smith tweeted, “F*ck. I am in love with @justinbieber’s album!! It’s soulful and honest and just beautiful xx thank you for Le music sir xx.” Bieber caught wind of the message about 30 minutes later and responded, “@samsmithworld thank you Sam. Means a lot coming from u.”
The declaration of love comes a week after Bieber’s new album Purpose was released. While the official figures have yet to be released, the record is expected to top the Billboard 200 chart, giving Bieber his sixth number one album. Incidentally, he had to settle for second place in Smith’s home country, where One Direction took the top spot on the U.K. Top 40 chart with their album Made In The A.M.
On their shared release date last Friday, Bieber received a number of celebrity endorsements. He also had a meaningful run-in with Justin Timberlake last week. As Gossip Cop reported, the pair crossed paths at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” with Bieber tweeting to Timberlake afterward, “Good seeing you and thanks for the kind words. Means a lot.” The one-time *NSYNC member responded, “You too. Keep up the good work, lil’ bro.”
Timberlake has been a dominant force in music over the last decade and a half, while Smith reached superstar-status last year. While Bieber is by no means a beginner, he is in the midst of a major comeback, and getting praised by two of the top names in the game has to feel pretty good. TELL US: What do you think of Smith saying he’s “in love” with Bieber’s album?