Justin Bieber to Donate Some Proceeds of Album to Charity
The singer says his Christmas project will be the first Universal album to donate proceeds to charity.
Justin Bieber is extending the holiday spirit to those in need. Part of the sales of his holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, will go to charity, the singer has announced.
This would be the first time that money from a Universal Records album would go to charity, according to Bieber.
"Universal never actually allowed money from the album to go to charity, so it's kind of a unique thing and I'm very happy and proud of what we've done," the singer told The AP.
Universal is also the parent group of Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Eminem and Rihanna.
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While Bieber is not sure what percentage of sales would go to charity, he said that Pencils of Promise and the Make-A-Wish Foundation would both receive donations.
Pencils of Promise is run by Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun’s brother, Adam. The charity builds schools in developing countries.
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Under the Mistletoe, which will release on Nov. 1, features collaborations with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. He premiered the first song of the album, "Mistletoe," on Monday.
“I wanted to make a Christmas album, because my fans haven’t heard my music in a long time. I wanted to do something that was charitable, but was also something that people haven’t heard before,” he said when the song debuted on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show.
Watch the making of the video for "Mistletoe" below: