Island Def Jam confirms to Billboard.com that “As Long as You Love Me” will be the second radio single from Justin Bieber’s new album, “Believe.” The set is due to soar onto the Billboard 200 this week. Check Billboard.com tomorrow morning (June 27) for complete details on the album’s chart arrival.
The hypnotic, dubstep-infused “Love Me” — which is not a cover of the Backstreet Boys’ like-titled 1998 hit — features rapper Big Sean. “We could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke. As long as you love me, I’ll be your platinum, I’ll be your silver, I’ll be your gold,” Bieber promises in the song.
First released as a retail preview track to “Believe,” it debuted last week on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 21 with download sales of 168,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “Love Me” will now receive its official radio push when the label begins promoting it to top 40 and rhythmic radio stations on July 9.