You can't stop this kid -- Justin Bieber is taking over. Not only is his song "Boyfriend" the biggest selling worldwide single ever, he's just announced that he and his mentor, Usher, are coming out with two duets. Two! Woo! Usher's smart enough to know that when you put the names Justin Bieber and Usher together on an album, you've got a hit on your hands. The 33-year-old singer and producer had been Justin's guiding Hollywood light since the beginning, and it seems like he's now ready to come back into the pop song spotlight using his mentee's amazing star power. There's nothing wrong with coming up off someone you created. In fact, I'm surprised it took Usher this long to put out a duet with Bieber.
But before Ush and Biebs go counting their money, they should know that even when some of the world's biggest superstar singers collaborate on a song, things can go wrong. Very wrong. Just ask Micheal Jackson.
Need I remind anyone of a little song called "The Girl Is Mine"? I can't EVEN believe that two of the biggest musical talents in the whole world came together and thought, yeah, let's sing a mid-tempo song and see how many times we can use the word "doggone" in it. It's so bad that it's almost good. Almost. But not quite.
All I'm saying is that Usher and Bieber shouldn't rest on their laurels. Even though they'll make bagillions no matter what they put out there, they should still put their all into the duet. I'd hate to have another "doggone" disaster on our hands.
Looks like the first duet will come out in June on Usher's album, and the second will be released later this year on Bieber's album. Fingers crossed they don't disappoint!
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