Justin Bieber is widely recognized for expressing his emotions deeply through his music. Of course, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber yearned for each other’s company for a significant period. Their relationship was marked by an on-again/off-again dynamic, which captured the public’s attention and became one of the most talked-about pop culture romances. From 2011 to 2015, both artists penned numerous songs about their connection, even after their breakup. Gomez served as a significant inspiration for many tracks on Bieber’s albums Believe, Journals, and Purpose.
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However, since tying the knot with Hailey Baldwin Bieber, the 29-year-old singer has found a new source of inspiration. In 2020, Bieber released Changes, his first album in nearly five years, and followed it up with his 2021 album Justice. Bieber openly stated in his Seasons YouTube documentary that these recent albums primarily pay tribute to his wife.
8 Justin Bieber Wrote About The Good Times He Had With Selena Gomez in “Nothing Like Us”
“Nothing Like Us” is one of the tracks featured in Bieber’s Believe Acoustic album. This heartfelt song manages to capture a genuine and relatable experience, resonating with listeners of all ages. It stood as a joyous anthem, celebrating the abundance of fond memories Bieber and Gomez had created together.
According to Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, the song was written by the singer as a reflection on his past relationship with Gomez. Bieber confirmed this in an exclusive interview with Billboard, expressing that the song’s essence lies in the unique bond they shared. “Because, at the end of the day, there’s nothing like us, you know? That’s just it. It is what it is. People are going to relate to that.”
7 Justin Bieber Wrote “Heartbreaker” After His First Break-Up With Selena Gomez
Bieber’s “Believe” album has hits that are undoubtedly inspired by Selena Gomez. However, it was during the turbulent times of their breakup that the singer’s relationship greatly influenced the entire album. The journey of Bieber and Gomez was marked by numerous break-ups, and it was an emotional roller coaster ride for Bieber.
In 2013, a year after their first major breakup, the pop star unveiled his album “Journals.” Among its tracks, “Heartbreaker” stood out, featuring poignant lyrics. The song reached its peak at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, spending a total of two weeks on the chart. According to Marie Claire, Bieber openly shared the inspiration behind the song on Twitter, “It’s a song for people going through heartbreak — like I was when I wrote it. It means so much to me to be able to share what I was, and am still going through, with my fans.”
6 Justin Bieber’s “All That Matters” Was Inspired By Selena Gomez
Bieber expressed his fondness for the joyful moments he shared with Gomez in his track, “All That Matters.” The song achieved considerable success and undoubtedly revolved around Gomez.
In a radio interview, Bieber not only confirmed that the song was entirely about Gomez, but he also revealed that he wrote it during a period when they were still together and their relationship was thriving. He explained, “‘All That Matters’ was written when I was in a great place in my relationship. At that time, she was all that mattered.” When directly asked if the song was about Gomez, Bieber openly acknowledged, “I created my best music when my heart was broken.”
5 Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Is About His Regret For Not Winning Back Selena Gomez
When Bieber released “Sorry” in 2015, it immediately sparked speculation among fans whether it served as an apology to his former flame. The song undeniably conveyed Bieber’s emotions and remorse over the definitive end of their relationship. Despite subsequent attempts to rekindle their connection and the lingering drama that persisted well into the following decade, this song felt like one of those heartfelt apology tracks aimed at winning back Gomez.
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During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show in November 2015, Bieber confirmed that “Sorry” was indeed about Gomez. He further clarified this in his cover story for GQ in 2016, “People ran with that…that I was, like, apologizing with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that…It was about a girl.”
4 Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” Is About His Intimate Relationship With Hailey Bieber
“Yummy” was the first track and single released from Bieber’s 2020 “Changes” album. Through the lyrics, it is obvious that it pays homage to the intimate aspect of his relationship with his wife.
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bieber was asked about the inspiration behind the song. The singer nonchalantly responded, “My sex life.” With a casual tone, he acknowledged the reality of his marital status, stating, “It is what it is, right? I’m married.”
3 Justin Bieber Wrote “Forgiving Me” For His Wife Hailey Bieber
“Forgiving Me (You Keep)” was initially intended to be included as one of the tracks on Bieber’s “Changes” album. Although this heartfelt ballad didn’t ultimately make the cut, Bieber gave fans a glimpse of the song in his Seasons YouTube docuseries.
“This one over here, Hailey, every time I do something stupid she forgives me,” Bieber explained. “This girl forgives me left and right. I’m a damn nightmare.”
2 Justin Bieber Recognizes Hailey Bieber’s Support In “Unstable”
Bieber opened up about the inspiration behind this poignant song in an interview before his album’s (Justice) release. He shared, “One of the tracks on the album is called ‘Unstable,’ and for me, it’s a really emotional song because I was in a really, really bad place maybe a year ago.” Speaking to The Sun, he further explained, “Fortunately my wife was just there for me through it all and so the whole message of the song is ‘You loved me when I was unstable.'”
“She really held me down, and you know just continued to love me through a really challenging, hard season that I’d been in – so the person in the song that was me.” He also expressed his hope that this vulnerable track resonates with his fans, as he believes many others have encountered similar struggles and can relate to the experiences shared in the song.
1 Justin Bieber’s “Holy” Is About How Faith Brought Him Closer To His Wife Hailey Bieber
The true meaning behind Bieber’s “Holy” conveys the love strengthened by his and his wife’s shared religious beliefs. Bieber shared that after initially dating in 2015 and separating in 2016, he and Hailey unexpectedly reunited in June 2018 during a Christian conference.
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In a candid interview with Vogue in 2019, Bieber shed light on how he and Hailey bonded over their shared devotion to God. He also revealed the reason behind their swift marriage, emphasizing that their decision was not solely based on rules or obligations but on a desire to protect themselves from emotional pain. “…I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result…”