Justin Bieber Baby
On Review: Justin Bieger ft. Ludacris’s Baby,
Written by: Justin Bieber, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Christopher Bridges, and Christina Milian
Produced by: Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, and Christina Milian
Released: January 2010 by Island Records
On his hit song “Baby,” Justin Bieber sings as well as a young Michael Jackson might have done, with perfectly pitched lyrics about young love as Ludacris demonstrates raps place in a pop hot that is charming and safe for young children to hear. Throw in some tasteful strings and “Baby” becomes a sweet, first-rate pop confection. Credit goes to the team of Tricky Steward and The-Dream that connect with Christina Milian to write and produce the light heart but substantial track with a confident, mature and seemingly effortless sound that keeps you humming the tune all week.
In the United States, “Baby” debuted a number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became his highest charting single in the US and the biggest song for Ludacris since his own 2007 “Runaway Love.” During its first week, the song garnered over 1400 spins, and was the top gainer for mainstream and rhythmic radio.
The song debuted at thirty-three on the Pop Songs chart on the week of February 13, 2010 and jumped to 25 the following week before peaking at 16 shortly thereafter. On August 2, 2010, the song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 2,000,000 units and as of April 2011, the song has sold over 3,000,000 digital downloads in the USA alone.
So the bottom line for is that “Baby” does an excellent job of showcasing the teen star’s soulful teen vocals with classic lyrics about young love set to e rhythm that glides effortlessly in to your brain helped by Ludacris’s charming application of rap. There will be some that find in a little too saccharine but then again, that’s probably why he has created a frenzy amongst tweens and their parents as pop music just does not get any more sweet or soulful that this. Let us just face the music: Nothing will appeal to tweens quite the way a good-looking young man singing about love will.