Watch Bryan Adams Perform With Justin Bieber
Two of Canada's most successful musical exports shared a stage at the Universal Inside 2015 conference yesterday, when Bryan Adams joined Justin Bieber for an acoustic performance of Bieber's 2010 hit "Baby."
As Billboard notes, the unlikely duo was at the conference to promote upcoming Universal product: Bieber's new record is due out in November, while Adams is readying the release of his latest LP, Get Up, on Oct. 16. You can watch the performance — which found Adams playing guitar while Bieber handled lead vocals, including the rap interlude originally recorded by Ludacris — above.
Adams worked with producer Jeff Lynne on the new album, which he's described as "one of the best records I’ve ever made, for sure" while promising an uptempo, throwback listening experience. "Believe me, I’m so excited about this. I can’t wait for it to come out," he enthused last month. "It’s up, it’s rocking, it sounds really retro … and I don’t care!"
That retro sound, Lynne explained in a press release, came about through decidedly high-tech means. "Bryan would send me a demo across the internet, then I would play most of the instruments to make a finished backing track and send it back to him in England," he recalled. "There he would put the lead vocal on to the song and send it back to me in California. And it’s turned out to be a rockin’ album."
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