Justin Bieber VMAs 2015

Justin Bieber Returns to the MTV VMAs: Grade His 'Comeback' Performance

It’s hard to believe that any singer, at the ripe old age of 21, could already require a “comeback” performance, but the facts don’t lie.

Not only has it been more than three years since Justin Bieber released his last album, but his most recent major televised appearance was at his own Comedy Central roast — you know, the one that ended with an apology.

So there was a lot riding on his performance of “Where Are You Now?” and “What Do You Mean?” (yeah, he’s been asking a lot of questions lately) at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. And, frankly, he more than rose to the occasion — not including the part where he literally left the ground.

It was the kind of dual performance that could turn even the most dedicated Bieber-hater — for example, whoever owns the house he egged a while back — into a devout Belieber. Of course, no one felt the performance harder than the Biebs, who suffered a full-on meltdown as soon as the applause began.

Video will be added when it becomes available, but for now, grade Bieber’s performance below and drop a comment with your full review.