The singer started his singing career on the platform back in 2007, boasting over 47.8 million subscribers on his channel now. He has sold around 150 million records worldwide, with over 44 million of those in the US.
However, the docuseries will look at the toll a life in the spotlight has taken on the artist, with the opening scenes of the trailer hinting there will be insight into what led to the remainder of his Purpose tour being cancelled in 2017.
There are clips of the singer performing in front of fans, both at the start of his career and in recent years, as well as footage of him with his wife, Hailey. There are also interviews with close friends and tour managers as well as a look into private aspects of his life, such as his wedding and day-to-day activities.
Bieber is acting as executive producer, commenting ‘I want my fans to be part of this journey.’ Global head of original content for YouTube, Suzanne Daniels, has said that the purpose of YouTube Originals is to ‘spotlight authentic struggles and real-life triumphs’.
Those who don’t have YouTube Premium will be able to watch an ad-supported version of the series, which will come out with a new episode every Monday and Wednesday.
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