Pop Sensation Plays At Historic NYC Venue On Eve On New Album Release

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Justin Bieber was in Harlem Monday night and played a free concert for fans who love his music and the way he smells.

The concert had a couple of glitches, including some power surges that caused a few light bulbs to blow, but otherwise, all went well during the 90-minute show.  Rapper Ludicrous was among those who made a surprise appearance at the event.

The pop sensation tweeted earlier Monday that he was going to give away tickets to a performance at the Apollo Theater, but there was one catch.

Those who wanted to catch the Biebs belt his ballads had to purchase the fragrance bundle of his new perfume “Girlfriend” for $168 at Macy’s in Herald Square.

And so they did.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports

Along with the tickets, the bundle came complete with a 3.4-ounce spray, 1.7-ounce spray, hair mist, body lotion and Bieber’s new album “Believe,” which is set to be released on Tuesday.

A girl named “Paula,” 15, told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon she was on a mission to get her hands on the perfume.

“I left my house around midnight and then I slept on the streets all night,” she said.

One mom told Rincon that spending $168 on the fragrance set is easier than trying buy tickets to a Bieber concert.

(credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

“Ticket online cost about $200 each, so it was worth it,” she said.

Meanwhile, Bieber will be celebrating the release of his album by personally signing copies of the CD at J&R Electronics on Park Row Tuesday afternoon.

However, fans will have to pre-order the album in person before receiving a wristband — available on a first-come, first-serve basis — that will grant them access to meet the Biebs.

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