Thursday, February 16, 2012

Justin Bieber Made A 'Smash' With Far East Movement

Producer RedOne opens up to MTV News about recording session.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Kara Warner

Justin Bieber performs at the 2011 American Music Awards
Photo: Getty Images

<P><a href="/music/artist/bieber_justin/artist.jhtml">Justin Bieber</a> might be singing hooks like a G6 in the very near future. Super-producer RedOne told MTV News that he recently hit the studio with the teen star, and it involved dance-floor phenoms <a href="/music/artist/far_east_movement/artist.jhtml">Far East Movement</a>. </p><div class="player-placeholder right" id="vid:734458" width="240" height="211"></div><p> "The Bieber thing, I don't know if I'm allowed to mention it right now, but ... I did a few songs with Far East Movement, and one of the songs ... to me, it's a smash," he told us in his Los Angeles-area recording studio. "And Justin sang the chorus. It's a really good song, and I think people are gonna dance like crazy to it." While any other details about the project are top-secret, Red did praise the 17-year-old's work ethic, maturity and musicality. "He's very positive and he's an amazing singer," he said. "Amazing everything! He's Justin Bieber. He's a sensation. I think he's becoming a man with his voice. He's an incredible singer. So it's not just the dance or the looks or the 'Justin' factor. He's a real singer musician ... He's a real artist." Currently, <a href="/news/articles/1675015/justin-bieber-new-album.jhtml">Bieber is busy recording his 2012 release, <i>Believe,</i></a> and there's a chance RedOne could be involved in the album. But it will only happen if the twosome can cook up a choice track. "We're trying to figure out some smashes together for his album," he said. With RedOne's part on the album still up in the air, there are plenty of other folks onboard with Bieber for the release, including producers Pharrell, Timbaland and and rappers <a href="/news/articles/1678841/justin-bieber-drake-collab-believe.jhtml">Drake and Lil Wayne</a>. <i>Believe</i> will be released later this year. <i>What are you hoping to hear from Justin's new music? Let us know in the comments!</i></p>

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