It’s about time someone mixed ‘N Sync’s “Girlfriend” music video with Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”. They’re practically the same video anyway. But don’t go telling Bieber that. While the Canadian crooner has sometimes welcomed Timberlake comparisons, he recently got pissy when a DJ asked him his thoughts on the subject. Must’ve been a teen angst PMS day ;)
YouTube user Raheem D edited a seamless mash-up video of the boy band’s 2002 hit single with Bieber’s “Boyfriend”. Even though the songs don’t sound similar, visually they have a lot in common. Both feature classic cars, pretty teen groupies, dance moves and leather jackets. Thematically, they also signal transitional phases in their respective careers. Both tried to ditch their teeny bop image for more of a mature adult one. Check why Raheem D created this awesome mix below:
“Now before anyone starts Bieber nor Timberlake sound alike. I didn’t create this mashup to defame either of them. I genuinely wanted to mix these two songs because I knew they would go together so well. I’ve waited ages to remix this and I really wanted to make if three months ago but hey. I hope you enjoy it!”
For the past six weeks, I’ve been back in my old stomping grounds of Winnipeg, Manitoba working on a production of “Footloose.” After a few days of rehearsal, our young and energetic cast immediately bonded and we started hanging out outside of work. Whether it was grabbing a drink after rehearsals or going to the club on the weekend, we tried to find every excuse to spend time together.
In the course of all of this, my co-worker Cameron Carver had this idea to create a fun lip dub video similar to the one created by the cast of “Anything Goes.” I have to admit that at first, I thought the project was really ambitious but Cameron’s desire to make this happen stayed true. Quickly, Justin Bieber’s single “Boyfriend” became our cast theme song and right away, it was chosen as the track for our lip dub.
For two weeks, Cameron and myself took time to film individuals and groups lip syncing along to the catchy tune. Day by day, we compiled a ton of footage and one afternoon, began editing it all together into the masterpiece it is today. The video features our cast backstage getting ready for the show plus clips of some of our outings together and more. What I love most about this video is how it captures the fun we all had over these six weeks. I hope you enjoy some of the video’s comedic moments and laugh along with us. Enjoy the clip below.
Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake have the same first name, but that’s where the similarities end, if you asked the Biebs. The Canadian pop singer was not impressed when an interviewer commented he thought it was Timberlake singing “Boyfriend” the first time he heard it. Bieber quickly replied, “Our voices sound nothing alike.” The radio morning host explained it was meant to be a compliment, but Mr. Selena Gomez wasn’t having any of it, saying he has his “own lane and not be compared.”
Guess JB never got the memo, but “Boyfriend” does sound like a Timberlake track. Even the music video for it looks like an updated version of JT’s “Like I Love You“. Personally, I think being compared to Timberlake would be a compliment. It’s not like he being compared to Howie Dorough from the Backstreet Boys ;)
As if that segment wasn’t awkward enough, things go even worse from then on. When the topic of One Direction came up, Justin called the boyband “kids“. The interviewer than asked Bieber, “Do you worry about Harry (One Direction) when he’s around your mom because it seems like he likes older women?”. They go back and forth with odd banter with Bieber eventually hanging up on the radio host. Listen to the interview in its entirety below.
Tonight, Canada rocked the corner of Queen and John in the heart of Toronto for the annual MuchMusic Video Awards aptly nicknamed the MMVAs. The night celebrates the best in Canadian music with a little bit of International flare. Joining the usual MuchMusic VJ’s on stage to present were Party Rockers LMFAO who kicked off the show with a bang. Joining them on stage was none other than Canada’s current it-girl, Carly Rae Jepsen.
Speaking of Carly Rae, home girl walked away with three awards throughout the evening including the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year. The night included some heavy hitting presenters like sexy men Chord Overstreet and Jesse Metcalfe along with appearances from Selena Gomez and Perez Hilton.
The night was also alive with performances from international stars Justin Bieber and Nelly Furtado who originally hail from Canada along with superstars Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry. Canadian talent was also represented well with performances from Hedley and Rock Video of the Year winners, Mariana’s Trench. Check out the evening’s rockin’ performances and winners’ circle below.
Next week, Beliebers all across the globe will be frantically awaiting the release of Justin Bieber’s new album “Believe.” After the few already released tracks and leaked snippets I’ve heard online, I have a feeling that this album is going to be pretty great! Not to mention the list of heavy collaborators like Nicki Minaj, Drake and Big Sean. Another notable change is Biebers voice and more mature sound in music and lyrics. There is no denying that Bieber is all grown up and he’s definitely going to let us know it.
While hitting the Plaza to perform for a slew of frenzied fans, Bieber began his multiple song set with the lead-off single from the album, “Boyfriend.” The dance break after the bridge has the crowd going nuts before finishing it off. Up next, Bieber takes it back and performs an oldie, but a goldie, “Baby.” This number has the whole crowd singing along. For his third performance, Justin took on his dance club track, “All Around The World” sans Ludacris. Too bad really considering that is really great part of the track. To finish it off, Bieber performed his latest album release, “As Long As You Love Me,” which serves a little bit of baby dubstep. Now, it may just be me but I’m pretty sure Bieber was either lip syncing most of that performance or his mic wasn’t turned on. You be the judge. Check out all four of Justin’s performance on the Today Show below.
Another Justin Bieber track called “Beauty and the Beat” has leaked and it is one of my favorites that I’ve heard from the album for sure. The upbeat song features Nicki Minaj and is from Bieber’s upcoming ‘Believe‘ album that is getting released on June 19.
In the song, Bieber sings, “We gonna party like it’s 3012 tonight / I wanna show you all the finer things in life / So just forget about the world, we young tonight / I’m coming for ya, I’m coming for ya cuz / All I need, is a beauty and a beat / Who can make my life complete.” It’s very catchy and dancefloor ready. Oh, and Minaj’s rap solo is quite hilarious as per usual. In one part she says, “Justin Bieber, you know i’mma hit ‘em with the ether, Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep my eye out for Selen-er“.
Listen to the track below and share your thoughts. Is this one of your favorites so far as well? Enjoy!
Over the weekend, pretty much all of the biggest names in music right now performed at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 at Wembley Stadium in London. You may recall that yesterday I posted a special DJ Earworm mashup of all of these songs & performers. If you haven’t checked it out the video and downloaded the song (free), you should.
With artists like Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Cheryl Cole, Usher, Carly Rae Jepsen, Connor Maynard and countless others, it was one epic concert that I would have loved to have been at.
I’ve compiled a bunch of the performances from many of the big artists that were there. Of course many performed multiple songs, but I decided to choose some of my favorites. Cheryl Cole’s, “Call My Name” performance was hot! Enjoy the videos below.
A while back, I wrote about this new track from Justin Bieber that hadn’t officially been released yet called “All Around The World“. Now, the song and cover art have just been released and I highly recommend adding it to your playlist. Bieber tweeted, “Im actually gonna get some rest tonight. u guys can #BIEBERBLAST early!! #ALLAROUNDTHEWORLD is OUT NOW on ITUNES!”
The song, which features Ludacris, is a much more grown up sound for Bieber and is much more upbeat than a lot of his other stuff. Think Usher and Chris Brown. In the chorus, Bieber sings, “All around the world / People want to be loved / all around the world / They’re no different than us.” It’s my favorite song that I’ve heard from his upcoming album and yes, I absolutely downloaded it from iTunes before writing this post.
The 18-year-old’s new album, ‘Believe’ comes out on June 19. If you haven’t heard or downloaded the track yet, do so below.