Bieber to channel NKOTB with next album
July 1st, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Bieber to channel NKOTB with next album

Looks like Justin Bieber's next album will have all the right stuff—the teen idol's tunes will be inspired by '80s boy bands like New Kids on the Block.

Music producer Jim Jonsin, who is working with the singer on his upcoming album, tells MTV the songs will have an old-school flavor.

"For Bieber, I think I want to reach back to New Edition, those days," he says, adding that he also hopes to emulate another Beantown band. "I want to try to do something like that — 'Please Don't Go Girl,' New Kids on the Block — because the girls would go crazy."

But Jonsin makes it clear that Bieber won't be covering the NKOTB track, which appeared on the group's 1988 album "Hangin' Tough."

"Maybe not that song," he says, "but something that feels like that: little bit of soul, R&B, but pop as well."

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  1. D'arcy22

    Typical of American envious fithgrade groupies.Shame it's so sad.

    July 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. D'arcy22

    Jeez!Just listen to all u guyz.Justin Bieber happenes to be goodlooking male teen and though you might not like his music,he does have some kind of talent which is why he is very succesfull currently.So all you shallow twits,pls comment if you have something ralevant to say about the headline.Really you all sound so...dunno...infantlike!

    July 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. timmie

    I hope yall dont catch cooties like i did. They are worse than chicken pox.

    July 3, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. timmie

    Cooties are gross! Last year I sat behind a girl in homeroom and Im sure I catched them from her. My arms itched for a week. My mom had to put clalmime loshun on me and all my friends laffed beacuse of the pink spots.

    July 3, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. dave nelson

    You know, i was just thinking. Is it just me or do most of the trolls on here act like they think girls (or boys, as the case may be) are icky and worry about getting cooties?

    July 3, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. dave nelson

    You too charlie. And a happy fourth to all, even the trolls!

    July 3, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. charlie crack

    @dave- I kinda figured once you didn't acknowledge that you got eatin' by the troll. Good a.m sir! Have a great Sunday!

    July 3, 2011 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. dave nelson

    And since i have no reason to lie, it aint eleven inches, but a respectable seven and a half. Good enough to get the job done. And i am a gentleman, so ladies always come first.

    July 3, 2011 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. dave nelson

    @ charlie: none of that was the real me. that was probably evel. @ the fake dave: keep workin on it, because that was almost funny. @ fernace: keep those trolls in their places! charlie aint the only one watching your back. as far as the article...

    July 3, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. dave nelson

    You can tell by the way i move when i walk im a womans man no time to talk......

    July 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dave nelson

    Saturday night fever and almost time to go to the disco. More than a woman. More thana wooooman to meee ee e. Dooo dood doo doo dodododooooo.

    July 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dawn01

    this is unlistenable crap... try better that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    July 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. charlie crack

    @dave- hey brotha, whats up? Be good

    July 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. charlie crack

    @real fernace- that's funny! Got you covered if the trolls get nasty...

    July 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. real fernace

    I see my personal troll's been busy this AM, lol! At least you're getting with the program, & spreading the good word, instead of all that mean stuff! But trolls are mean,I'm probably just getting a reprieve today. You're annoying as he!!, troll, but I forgive you cause you're a troll! You can't help yourself, it's all in that troll DNA!!

    July 2, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ronnie

    Yea,to few men but I'm getting my share.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  17. dave nelson

    I know. Im the man. Too many ladies. Too little time.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  18. fernace

    @dave nelson. Why didnt you call me back? Last weekend was incredible! I didnt know you meant that big! LOL!

    July 2, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. fernace

    Send your phone number so we can get together. Everyone does say I look like Katy Perrys grandma. Im hot hot hot.

    July 2, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. charlie crack

    Oooh I love some brunettes with big blue eyes.....whew...and a nanny?!?! D@mn

    July 2, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. charlie crack

    Dang @fernace....sound like katy perry with your hot self...geez! (just playin)! Good job with the troll lol!

    July 2, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. charlie crack

    NKOTB is for No Knockin' On The Biebs! He's got hella fans, they'll get you!

    July 2, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. fernace

    Oh, tiffanni troll, I don't lie, & I'm very proud of my achievements. 30 yrs as a nanny, & singer/songwriter& a hot blue eyed brunette who both dudes&chicks wanna get with! Any more questions?!?

    July 2, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. tiffanni

    didn't i read on another blog you were a retired nanny fernace yes i think i did you said you were one for like thirty years are you lying i think your a big liar

    July 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. fernace

    @ troll fernace, hilarious! But I'm not an old prune face. I'm a hot blue eyed brunette & both boys & girls wanna get with me & I love trolls! Even those making fun of me!!

    July 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ronnie

    You trolls would love to get humped it's so obviouse.

    July 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  27. oranges

    I wish he would channel some talent.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |

    Justin Bieber is the new king of POP.HOPE his New album is bigger and better than thriller.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  29. fernace

    I saw a big article about Justine in Rolling Stone magazine. That is a mag for dried up ol prune faced hippy chics like me. Anyways it said Justine is going to be big!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. fernace

    I want to get into Justines pants. She is a little hottie.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. NYC

    I'm not gonna lie, she is pretty cute

    July 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  32. ty764

    i've heard people talking about her. Everyones saying she's going to be the next Debbie Gibson

    July 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  33. fernace

    I think all you trolls are not so secretly In Love!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  34. TEACHer

    It's so hard to keep up with all the up and coming female singers nowadays. I'm glad the list of vocal women keeps growing & growing. Makes me feel great to be a femaile too! I wish you the best Justine! GIRL POWER!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. fernace

    It seems some are threatened by the Biebs for some reason. He Is an attractive kid.......My suggestion is to tour with some boy bands next summer, like; the Jacksons as MC's,New Edition, Menudo,New Kids, Boys to Men,Jodeci,Color Me Badd,Silk,Shai,Back St.Boys,98degrees, Barrio Boys,All 4 One,N'Sync, Dru Hill, Jagged Edge,Next, etc. That would be so cool! Kind of a "back to the future" theme!!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Ann54

    I wish this young woman the best on her career in music

    July 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Consuela

    I have never heard of this young lady before, but she has pretty features & looks like a pretty voice to match & I'm sure she will mature into a nice woman someday

    July 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. juniper

    She is kinda purty. Her booobs are too lil for me though. Maybe shell fill out when she gets older.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. CindeeBee

    What band did she sing in? Wasn't she in Lilith Fair?

    July 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. shakeNbake

    Who is she the daughter of again?

    July 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  41. BaBaBooey

    WOW this chick is GORGEOUS! She is so cute & dainty, just how I like my women!

    July 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. sirmixalot

    Why did Alyssa Milano cut her hair so short?

    July 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Suze83468

    i think it would be really neat to have new kids on the block albums covered from a young womans perspective

    July 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Ahnold

    Young lady, you have a very feminine face. You should compliment it more with a luxorious hairstyle. You should not have a boys haircut, you are way to beautiful than that. Please let your hair grow out, it will look beautiful in an evening gown.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  45. BMX99


    July 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  46. XAon

    Well, OK, then its not really going to be his music? Damn.....

    July 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Fabio

    i would like more information on this Justine Beeber. She looks very pretty & obviously moisturizes her flawless skin. She has the lips of raw, untouched bacon. She has the eyes of a chocolate bunny & I would like to nibble on her ear.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |


    July 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  49. football fan 41

    Man this chick is hot. I'd so hit that !!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  50. A better question

    I thought that was a photo of a young janet reno

    July 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Orange Julius

    No Way!! I didn't know Mary Lou Retton had a singing career!!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Nathan

    Dude get this straight there is nothing R&B about you pop kids.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  53. eaton manasses

    Biebs probably will not do Hangin tough because Donnie Wahlberg called stated "Listen you little fruit salad. You destroy hanging tough and it your ass." and abrutly hung up on the biebs.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      you'd think that if donnie told him its your ass, the biebs would have been a little more interested

      July 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  54. The Måd Ræp3r

    Hangin' Tough, lol! Man the eighties were great even if some of the stuff from back then is uber-cheesy.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |

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