It’s a team up of Canadian royalty! Justin Bieber and Bryan Adams joined forces in Berlin to treat a delighted audience to a very special version of ‘Baby’ that left everyone there — and us — in awe! With Bryan by his side, Justin put a whole new spin on his classic.
Justin Bieber, 21, has been performing “Baby” for years and years now, but this new, acoustic version he pulled out with Bryan Adams, 55, is really something else! The two Canadian superstars teamed up at the Universal Inside 2015 conference in Berlin on September 15, for a surprise acoustic rendition of “Baby,” unlike anything we’ve heard before! Click through to watch! To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
If you’ve even heard of Justin, you know that “Baby” was one of his first major hits — when he was practically just a baby himself! The pop giant has plenty of other amazing singles under his belt by now, like “What Do You Mean?”, but “Baby” will always remind us of his beginnings.
With the legendary Bryan by his side, Justin sang a heartfelt, slowed down and raw version of the song that took it from sugary sweet to a mature ballad. Justin even did Ludacris’ rap verse himself, the same way! With Bryan backing him on acoustic guitar, it was a fantastic new take on an old favorite.
Both Bryan and Justin were in Berlin for the Universal Inside 2015 conference at the Mercedes-Benz Arena to promote their new music at the behest of their label. Justin was there to pump up the excitement (as if there needs to be more) for his upcoming album, which will be released on November 13! Bryan himself will be releasing a new album, called Get Up, out on October 16. We’d like to get our hands on that, too!
You know, this isn’t the first time that Justin has served up different versions of his songs. He’s always creating and reinventing his sound to keep things fresh, and it really works! He served up an acoustic version of “What Do You Mean?” on September 8 after delivering on a promise to fans that they could hear it if the original version was streamed enough times on Spotify!
Well done, Beliebers! The world got to hear the acoustic “What Do You Mean?” posted by Justin to YouTube. It’s a black and white video showing Justin singing his heart out in a casual studio, spliced with footage of him promoting his single. So cool! You can watch that here.
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think about Justin and Bryan’s acoustic version of “Baby?” Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson