Justin Bieber wants to start a new boyband.
The 'What Do You Mean?' hitmaker is reportedly eager to gather a group of musicians to work on new music with after he releases his upcoming album, 'Purpose,' on November 13 and is hoping to eclipse One Direction's success.
A source told Life&Style: "Justin thinks the band will be a chart topper.
"One Direction's album drops the same day as Justin's and he feels they're trying to steal his spotlight, so this is his way of getting revenge."
But the 21-year-old star has no plans to completely give up his solo career.
The insider added: "Justin thinks with his name, connections and talent, he can blow 1D out of the water!"
The British boyband recently insisted they aren't worried about releasing their upcoming record, 'Make in the AM,' on the same day as the 'Sorry' hitmaker's.
Member Niall Horan said: "There is no need for a fight, if they [the fans] are fighting. We just happen to be releasing our albums on the same day. It's happened to us before; our first couple of albums were released on the same day as Rihanna.
"It's fine. You know you're gonna be up against someone in the charts - it just happens that we have fallen on the same day."