The 18-year-old Canadian popstar that is Justin Bieber, now transplanted to the U.S., is fast becoming the most duet-prone singer in music. His next duet, announced this week, will be with Taylor Swift and it's for his upcoming album 'Believe.'
Swift, whose latest offering, 'Speak Now' was released in October of 2010 and has sold nearly 6 million copies worldwide, co-wrote the song with Bieber. The song has, according to Bieber, a country feel to it. "It's crazy," Bieber told media on Thursday in regards to 'Believe'. "I mean I even wrote a song with Taylor Swift, so the whole album ranges differently."
Justin Bieber with The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts
There had been talk of her singing with him on his Christmas album 'Under the Mistletoe,' but that didn't materialize. He's done some work that ranges into a country feel before, such as on that Christmas album, 'Under the Mistletoe', when he recorded with The Band Perry. In 2010 he recorded a song with country band Rascal Flatts called That Should be Me.
Some of the other artists Bieber has recorded with prior to recording tracks for 'Believe' include Jaden Smith, Usher, Sean Kingston, Boyz II Men, Ludacris and Mariah Carey. Besides Swift, 'Believe' will include collaborations with Lil Wayne, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (and 'The Voice') fame, will i. am and fellow-Canadian, Drake.
On March 26 the song 'Boyfriend' from the new album was released and it has been at or near the top of the charts since. The entire record is expected out sometime this summer.