Justin Bieber releases new album, singer 'blew up the Apollo'
Justin Bieber released his latest album "Believe" on June 19 and the young singer was forced to go acoustic during a recent performance at the Apollo Theater on June 18 after the historic New York City theater had a power outage.
Bieber appeared at the theater to record a special for NBC. The 18-year-old singer was near the end of his set for the private show when the power for many of the stage instruments and lighting went out.
"Literally, the boy blew up the Apollo - he heated up the Apollo," Beiber's manager, Scooter Braun told The Associated Press.
After waiting for the problem to be fixed for 40 minutes, which included Bieber performing a drum solo -- the drums were one of the instruments not affected by the outage -- to entertain the audience, the singer decided to perform his hit single "Boyfriend" with the help of his audience.
"It was one of the most special nights I have ever been a part of," Braun said.
"He walks out, he literally quiets the crowd, and he says, 'I'm sorry the power is out. (But) you guys have always had my back. I'm going to sing 'Boyfriend' and you're going to sing it back to me,"' Braun added.
The NBC special is set to air later this week.
The Apollo is a historic theater in New York City's Harlem neighborhood where music legends like James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Bieber's idol, Michael Jackson, have performed.
"Every step of the way he's been doubted," Braun said. "He is a great artist and entertainer and tonight he showed that."
Last week a song leaked from his new album, which shows the singer touches on his baby mama scandal from last year. The 20-year-old woman who filed a paternity suit against the pop star and later dropped it last fall, has inspired the song "Maria."
Several other songs off the album were leaked early, including "Take You," "Fall," "Right Here" and "Beauty and the Beat."