Sorry Justin Bieber
11 January 2013, 17:40
As Justin officially announces his return to music, join Capital as we take a look back at what the singer has been up to since the release of his last record 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'.
The singer's last tour dates came in support of his second studio album and featured support acts such as Pink, Good Charlotte and Fergie. His final show came in December as he hit the stage in Abu Dhabi and grossed a total of $124,865,553 on the entire tour.
The 'Cry Me A River' singer helped write and produce two tracks on the British band's album including the single 'Falling Down'.
The rapper recruited the skills of the former N*Sync man on his track, which scored the rapper his second highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The singer used his vocals for something slightly different as he appeared in the third installment of the animated film franchise Shrek. He played the part of cousin to Fiona and was seen as one of the only heir's to the throne in Far Far Away.
It was back in 2007 when the pair first met and began dating, and although they attempted to keep their romance under wraps, it was images of the pair on a snowboarding trip in Utah which fueled the rumours.
The track was released as the lead single to The Queen of Pop's album 'Hard Candy' and hit the number one spot in the UK upon its release.
The R&B/Pop production company consists of Justin, James Fauntleroy and Rob Knox, and the trio have been responsible for songs by Leona Lewis, Jamie Foxx and Rihanna.
Following on from their collaboration, the singer joined Madonna during a live show on her tour in November.
The singer teamed up with the rapper for the smash hit and the pair performed the song together at the 51st Grammy Awards.
The singer put his acting boots back on as he appeared in the much panned comedy alongside Mike Myers and Jessica Alba.
The pair's on screen chemistry was palpable as they shared scenes for the promo to the Bajan star's hit single - which was also written and featured backing vocals by Justin.
The singer was commended for his fashion sense at the start of the year when GQ announced him as the most stylish man in America with Brit star Mark Ronson just behind in second spot.
The 'What Goes Around' singer has often appeared on Saturday Night Live and lent a hand to comedian Jimmy Fallon as he launched his new chat show series.
As well as recording vocals and a steamy video with the US star for the seductive 'Love Sex Magic', Justin also helped pen other tracks on her album 'Fantasy Ride'.
The singer was back with his long-time producer and collaborator as Timbaland released his third studio album 'Shock Value II'.
The singer tried his hand in the TV world and put his production brain behind the MTV series, which offers contestants the chance to win £50,000 if they complete various missions. Despite the movie-like scenarios, the show failed to score with the public receiving less than one million viewers.
The singer was back on the big screen alongside Jeff Bridges for the baseball themed movie - a tale of a father and son's turbulent relationship.
It was Justin's voice once again taking centre stage for the animated movie which also featured Ghostbusters star Dan Ackroyd and Anna Faris.
It was arguably the role which cemented Justin as a serious actor and caught the attention of Hollywood. He gave an impressive performance as founder of Napster, Sean Parker.
Although the singer was doing less and less with his music, he still made an appearance at the MTV VMAs alongside the stars of The Social Network.
Justin was seen back with former girlfriend Cameron Diaz as he played a wealthy substitute teacher in the comedy flick.
The singer's next movie saw him alongside Mila Kunis in a romantic comedy where the pair attempt to keep a platonic relationship, at the same time as jumping into bed with one another!
The 'What Goes Around' singer jumped into the world of Sci-Fi for his third and final film of the year as he appeared in the movie which saw time used as the currency of the future.
After four years together, it was announced that the singer had called a time on his relationship with the 'A Team' actress.
The 'Rock Your Body' singer is a keen golfer and joined forces with golf brand Callaway as one of their creative directors and helped support their new lines of equipment.
After a short time of separation the pair got back together and then were engaged at the end of the year.
Although it only came to light in 2013, Justin was rumoured to have been in the studio with the 'Crazy In Love' singer as she puts together her latest album.
Justin received the honour of assisting the US Ryder Cup team at the golf tournament when he was named as one of the team ambassadors. He also introduced the players during a special Gala event before the tournament kicked off.
The happy couple officially tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in Italy. Justin said there were "grown men crying" as he serenaded his new bride on their special day.
The star offered a teaser of what fans could expect on the relaunch of the social media site before the big launch.
Justin was back in a baseball themed movie, this time with legendary star Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams as he starred in the late 2012 release.
It was the news the world had been waiting six years for, as Justin officially confirmed he had recorded a new album and was preparing to unveil his new material. The singer started a three day countdown upon the announcement and is said to have teamed up with rapper Jay-Z on his new single.