Justin Bieber compares himself to Timberlake

Justin Bieber says his new more mature sound shows who he is as a person right now and has compared it to Justin Timberlake's musical transition.

Justin Bieber compares himself to Timberlake

Justin Bieber has compared his musical transition to Justin Timberlake.

The 21-year-old singer has returned to music with a more grown up sound and says it is similar to when Timberlake ditched his boy band roots for his 2006 record ' FutureSex/LoveSounds'.

He told BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw: "Look at Justin Timberlake. You know, he was in NSYNC and of course they had an amazing sound but it was also, it was young. It was for teenagers.

"And I feel when he transitioned and started making 'Sexy Back' and stuff, he really found something that was unique to what he was feeling and what he wanted to do. So I think it takes time as an artist to develop your style and develop what you like and what you don't like."

Justin will release his new LP 'Purpose' on November 13 and chose that name as he wants to inspire people.

He explained: "You know, I named the album 'Purpose'. And the reason why I named it 'Purpose' was because for a while there I feel like I lost my purpose/ And I feel like I found my purpose again. So just maybe that message to say, no matter how far you feel like you're away from yourself or you feel like you don't have your purpose or you don't know what your purpose is or you feel like you lost your purpose, there's always room to find that purpose again."

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