Why Justin Bieber Maybe Isn’t Quite So Awful
November 17, 2015


Emma Portner in Justin Bieber’s video for “Life Is Worth Living”

If you’ve had Internet access over the past few days, odds are that you’ve been binge-watching or, at the very least, compulsively updating Justin Bieber’s VEVO account. That’s because he pulled a Beyoncé and just released dance videos for each of his newest album’s 13 tracks. The whole shebang is called Purpose: The Movement, and the choreography and dancing is surprisingly legit.

Well, maybe it’s not that surprising—when the Biebs released the video for his new single “Sorry” (off the same album) three weeks ago, we were all treated to the fantastic dance moves of the ReQuest and Royal Family crews and the poppy, perfect, pelvic-led choreography of 24-year-old choreographer Parris Goebel.

There are a lot of really great movers in each of these videos, but we wanted to highlight Emma Portner dancing a duet in “Life Is Worth Living.” Portner was the 2014 second runner up at the ACE Awards. Looks like she’s been busy in the best way!

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