Billboard Music Awards, 2013
The biggest predictor of Bieber's very grown but also brief Journals era was the Believe track "Take You," a sexy R&B slow-burner that he performed at the BBMAs a year after releasing the album and at the beginning of his most controversial era – a time which would later include an arrest and many, many apologies. For one of his most mature award show appearances yet, Bieber entered the stage clad in leather and from a spaceship-like structure. He was surrounded by a team of goth flight attendant dancers for a travel-themed performance that let him show off a more sultry side of him. At the same ceremony, he also joined Will.I.Am for their collaboration "#ThatPower" and accepted one of the first ever Milestone Award – during which he was booed.