Music Friday: Justin Bieber Wants to ‘Lace You With Pearls’ in the 2011 Remix of ‘Up,’ Featuring Chris Brown

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we feature Justin Bieber singing about pearls in the R&B remix of his 2010 release, “Up.”

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In the 2011 collaboration featuring Chris Brown, the teen heartthrob refuses to call it quits on a troubled relationship because he believes it can only get better. He promises to take it to the sky, past the moon and to the galaxy. And, taking poetic license with his use of a double-negative, he repeats, “Baby, we can’t go nowhere but up.”

In the key jewelry line, Bieber sings, “It’s a big, big world / And I’m gonna show you all of it / I’m gonna lace you with pearls, oh / From every ocean that we’re swimmin’ in.”

Originally the 9th track on Bieber’s chart-topping 2010 debut album, My World 2.0, “Up” was re-released on Valentine’s Day 2011 as the 7th track of his Never Say Never – The Remixes album. That release — which featured collaborations with Brown, Jaden Smith, Usher, Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West and Raekwon — also soared to #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. The collaboration album was the musical counterpart to Never Say Never, Bieber’s feature-film debut.

The Canadian born Justin Drew Bieber made his mark on the music industry in 2007 as an adorable, fresh-faced 13 year old. Scooter Brown, the singer’s current manager, had spotted him on YouTube and was impressed by his talent and potential. With the permission of Bieber’s mom, Brown introduced the young man to singer-songwriter Usher, who soon became his mentor. Bieber was then signed by record executive L.A. Reid and the rest is Bieber history.

The 21-year-old Bieber is the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Forbes magazine named the young artist as one of the top 10 most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has nearly 73 million “likes” on Facebook, 65.9 million followers on Twitter and 34.7 million followers on Instagram.

We hope you enjoy the soulful Bieber/Brown collaboration of “Up.” The video and lyrics are below…

“Up”
Written by Adam Messinger, Justin Bieber and Nasri Atweh. Performed by Justin Bieber, featuring Chris Brown.

It’s a big, big world
It’s easy to get lost in it
You’ve always been my girl, oh
And I’m not ready to call it quits

We can make the sun shine in the moon light
We can make the grey clouds turn to blue skies
I know it’s hard
Baby, believe me

That we can’t go nowhere but up
From here, my dear
Baby, we can’t go nowhere but up
Tell me what we’ve got to fear
We’ll take it to the sky past the moon to the galaxy
As long as you’re with me, baby
Honestly (honestly) with the strength of our love
We can’t go nowhere but up

It’s a big, big world
And I’m gonna show you all of it
I’m gonna lace you with pearls, oh
From every ocean that we’re swimmin’ in

We can make the sun shine in the moon light
We can make the grey clouds turn to blue skies
Yeah, I know it’s hard
Baby, believe me, ooh

That we can’t go nowhere but up
From here, my dear
Baby, we can’t go nowhere but up
Tell me what we’ve got to fear
We’ll take it to the sky past the moon to the galaxy
As long as you’re with me, baby
Honestly (honestly) with the strength of our love
We can’t go nowhere but up

Nowhere but up

Baby, we were underground
We’re on the surface now
We’re gonna make it girl
I promise
If you believe in love
And you believe in us
We can’t go nowhere but up

We can’t go nowhere but up
From here, my dear
Baby, we can’t go nowhere but up
Tell me what we’ve got to fear
We’ll take it to the sky past the moon to the galaxy
As long as you’re with me, baby
Honestly, honestly with the strength of our love
We can’t go nowhere but up

Nowhere but up
Nowhere but up
Yeah
Nowhere but up

Image via Instagram/JustinBieber

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