JUSTIN BIEBER is convinced he wrote his best songs in the aftermath of his painful split from SELENA GOMEZ.
The Boyfriend hitmaker dated the actress/singer for two years before they separated earlier this year (13), and he subsequently turned to music to help him cope with his heartbreak.
He tells Los Angeles radio station Power 106, "I wrote the best music once my heart was broken. I'm good now, but it was really love. I was definitely in love... It (the split) affected us especially when we were in front of so many people. It's such a public thing. It's hard for the both of us. But she's a great woman and I love her to this day. I think we're gonna be the greatest of friends."