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Intentions” is a song by Justin Bieber featuring Quavo. From his fifth studio album Changes.

In the second episode of the YouTube documentary, Justin Bieber: Seasons, the song title was written down on a note on the board containing candidate tracks for Changes.

Background[]

The Audibles made the beat on their friend Trent’s kitchen table in North Hollywood. The next day they pulled up to the studio to meet Poo and as soon as they played it, he started writing to it immediately. They knew it sounded like a big song and they were happy when Justin said he loved it. Quavo ended up getting on the record last minute, just weeks before the release.[1]

When asked why he named this song “Intentions” during MTV Fresh Out, Justin said “I think a lot of us forget to set intentions. As humans we get caught up in our everyday worries and struggles. What we set our intentions on makes a difference on the outcome of our life and the quality of life that we live.”

Trivia[]

  • Intentions (x2) and Yummy (x2) were the only Multi-Platinum RIAA certified pop singles of 2020.

Music video[]

Paparazzi and Instagram/Snapchat stories revealed that he was shooting a music video for the song on January 24, 2020.

Justin Bieber wanted to shine a light on social issues that are happening in the world that people are often overlooking. He just wanted to make people aware of the hurting and broken people that are suffering in humanity.[2]

Lyrics[]

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Picture perfect, you don't need no filter
Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you a killer
Shower you with all my attention
Yeah, these are my only intentions
Stay in the kitchen cookin' up, got your own bread
Heart full of equity, you're an asset
Make sure that you don't need no mentions
Yeah, these are my only intentions

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
Shout-out to your mom and dad for makin' you
Standin' ovation, they did a great job raisin' you
When I create, you're my muse
That kind of smile that makes the news
Can't nobody throw shade on your name in these streets
Triple threat, you're a boss, you a bae, you a beast
You make it easy to choose
You got a mean touch, I can't refuse (No, I can't refuse it)

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Picture perfect, you don't need no filter
Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you a killer
Shower you with all my attention
Yeah, these are my only intentions
Stay in the kitchen cookin' up, got your own bread
Heart full of equity, you're an asset
Make sure that you don't need no mentions
Yeah, these are my only intentions

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
Already passed, you don't need no approval
Good everywhere, don't worry 'bout no refusal
Second to none, you got the upper hand now
Don't need a sponsor, nope, you're the brand now
You're my rock, my Colorado
Got that ring, just like Toronto
Lovin' you now, a little more tomorrow
That's how I feel, act like you know that you are

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Quavo]
Picture perfect, you don't need no filter
Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you a killer
Shower you with all my attention
Yeah, these are my only intentions
Stay in the kitchen cookin' up, got your own bread (Whip it)
Heart full of equity, you're an asset (Asset)
Make sure that you don't need no mentions (Yeah, yeah)
Yeah, these are my only intentions (Quavo)

[Verse 3: Quavo]
No cap, no pretendin'
You don't need mentions (No cap)
Got 'em same goals, they don't wanna be independent ('Pendent)
Tell them to mind your bidness (Woo), we in our feelings
It's fifty-fifty percentage (Fifty)
Attention, we need commitment (Oh)
We gotta both admit it (Both)
It's funny we both listen (Both)
It's a blessing (Blessing) 'cause we both get it (Both)
You the best thing (Woo) and I don't need a witness (Best thing)
I'ma find me a ring and pray it's perfect fitted (Perfect, perfect)

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Picture perfect, you don't need no filter (No filter)
Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you a killer (Oh-oh)
Shower you with all my attention (I will)
Yeah, these are my only intentions (Yeah)
Stay in the kitchen cookin' up, got your own bread (You do)
Heart full of equity, you're an asset (Uh-huh)
Make sure that you don't need no mentions (No mentions)
Yeah, these are my only intentions (Only intentions)

[Outro: Justin Bieber]
That's all I plan to do


Performances[]

Awards and nominations[]

YEAR AWARD NOMINATION RESULT
2020 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Collaboration Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Pop Nominated
People Choice Awards The Song of 2020 Nominated
VEVO Certified Award 100 Million Views (short version) Won
JOOX Top Music Mid-Year Awards Malaysia Most Popular International Hit Nominated
2021 Grammy Awards Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
Juno Awards Single of the Year Nominated
TDY Awards Bop of the Year Nominated
iHeart Radio Music Awards Best Lyrics Nominated
ASCAP Awards (pop) Winning Songwriters & Publishers Won
Billboard Music Awards Top R&B Song Nominated

Accolades[]

Publication List Rank
Apple Music The 100 Best Songs of 2020 Placed
Billboard The 100 Best Songs of 2020 73
Billboard The 30 Best Pop Songs of 2020 Placed
The Citizen The Best Songs of 2020 Planced
Tidal Best of Pop 2020 54

References[]


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All Around Me
Habitual
Come Around Me
Intentions(featuring Quavo)
Yummy
Available

Forever(featuring Post Malone and Clever)
Get Me(with Kehlani)
"Running Over(featuring Lil Dicky)
Take It Out On Me
Second Emotion(featuring Travis Scott)
E.T.A.

Changes"
Confirmation
That's What Love Is
At Least For Now
Bonus tracks
Yummy (Summer Walker Remix)

20 Bucks
22
All Angles
Always
Bella's Sister
Beside The Point
Beautiful Luv
Blowin In The Wind
Boy Without A Home
Breathe
Catch Me
Coincidence
Dark Side
Distance
Double Negative(featuring Chris Brown)
Forgiving Me (You Keep)

Going Down(featuring A$AP Rocky)
Good Bye
Greatest Distraction
Guarded
Heroine
High School
Hurry Up and Wait
I Gave You Me
I Really Love It
Idea 03
Infectious
Ketchup Relish
L.I.F.E.
La Bomba
Lil Bit
Lovey Dovey

Make It Work
No Hard Feelings
Now & Then
Paris
Raise the Bar
Recognition
Song 1
Spirit
Start Again
Still Can't Get Enough
Take A Chance
Take Advantage
Unconditional
Wall In Disguise
Why Would I Wanna Do That
Questions
You'd Go

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