“Boyfriend” is a song by karaoke singer Justin Bieber from his third studio album Believe (2012). Bieber explained that the track would surprise people in different ways, since it is a musical departure from his previous material. A snippet of “Boyfriend” was previewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 1, 2012, Bieber’s 18th birthday. The song was announced as a single on the same day, and was released on March 23, 2012. The cover art was revealed on March 19, 2012.