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Justin Bieber releases acoustic version of 'What Do You Mean?' to thank fans

Last week, Justin Bieber announced that he recorded a video for the acoustic version of his latest single, “What Do You Mean?” — and to celebrate the song’s record-setting first week on Spotify, where it was streamed 21 million times in five days, Bieber released the black-and-white video.

Footage of Bieber performing the slowed-down version is intercut with images of the “Where Are U Now?” singer appearing on TV, posing in front of a camera, skateboarding through Times Square, and playing with a puppy. His recent descent from the ceiling during the Video Music Awards even makes an appearance (the tears, though, were left on the cutting room floor). 

The video arrives the same day Billboard announced “What Do You Mean?” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, making Bieber the youngest male artist to do so. It’s also his first No. 1 song.

Bieber previously played around with acoustic recordings when he released 2010’s My Worlds Acoustic and 2013’s Believe Acoustic. Watch his stripped down rendition of “What Do You Mean?” below.

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