Love Yourself” is Justin Bieber’s fifth song on Purpose. This song premiered on November 9th, 2015, on Beats 1 Radio, along with Justin Bieber’s collaboration with Halsey - The Feeling.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Love Yourself" is the last recorded song from Purpose.

Background[edit | edit source]

Originally the lyrics were "if you like the way you look that much / Oh baby you should go and fuck yourself". Ed Sheeran was thinking to give it to Rihanna.[1]

When the song had no vocals but was just guitar, engineer Josh Gudwin sent the guitar riff to multiple guitar players, one of them was Tom Strahle, because it had a horrible buzz. Strahle came really close but nobody ever got Ed Sheeran's vibe of it.[2]

Music video[edit | edit source]

A promotional video was released on YouTube on November 14, 2015. The video features husband and wife dancers Keone and Mari Madrid dancing their way through their house. They are later seen dancing on their phone screens. The video ends when the wife wakes up and finds a note on her husband's pillow saying, "Love Yourself".

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

All the times that you rain on my parade
And all the clubs you get in using my name
You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake
You think I'm crying on my own, well I ain't

And I didn't wanna write a song
Cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care
I don't but, you still hit my phone up
And baby I be movin' on and I think you should be somethin'
I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that

My mama don't like you and she likes everyone
And I never like to admit that I was wrong
And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on
But now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own

Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

And when you told me that you hated my friends
The only problem was with you and not them
And every time you told my opinion was wrong
And tried to make me forget where I came from

And I didn't wanna write a song
Cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care
I don't but, you still hit my phone up
And baby I be movin' on and I think you should be somethin'
I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that

My mama don't like you and she likes everyone
And I never like to admit that I was wrong
And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on
But now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own

Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

For all the times you made me feel small
I fell in love, now I fear nothin' at all
I never felt so low when I was vulnerable
Was I a fool to let you break down my walls?

Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Love Yourself was the second Grammy nominee Justin song, and his first solo.

YEAR AWARD NOMINATION RESULT
2016 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Song WON
Danish Music Awards Arets Internationale Hit Nominated
Gaffa Awards International Hit of the Year
Latin American Music Awards Favorite Song - Crossover WON
Melon Music Awards Best Pop Song
NRJ Music Awards International Song of the Year
Premios Juventud Favorite Hit Nominated
Rockbjoren Foreign Song of the Year
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Break-up Song WON
2017 APRA Music Awards International Work of the Year Nominated
ASCAP Awards Song of the Year WON
Canadian Radio Music Awards SOCAN Song of the Year WON
Grammy Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Best Solo Pop Performance
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Lyrics WON

References[edit | edit source]

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