Six years ago, a 12-year-old kid from Stratford, Ontario entered his school’s singing contest and performed Ne-Yo’s ballad “So Sick.” Not only was the crowd floored by this singing sensation, but so were the five million other people who viewed the recording on the kid’s YouTube page. Little did young Justin Bieber know he would become a global YouTube and pop sensation.
Fast forward to 2013 and Bieber has evolved from being a kid from Stratford, Ontario uploading songs on YouTube to one of the world’s most talked about pop heartthrobs. Even though he’s making manufactured, electropoppish hits these days, Bieber still hasn’t forgotten where he came from.
He tweeted to his fans today: “since it has been 6 years since i started http://www.youtube.com/kidrauhl maybe i should upload a new acoustic song on the channel to thank u all.”
An hour later, he released a video on the kidrauhl YouTube channel of him singing an acoustic version of “Take You” with musical director Dan Kanter on the guitar. This is a preview of his acoustic album “Believe Acoustic” which will drop on January 29.
Check the video below and tell us if you’re planning to buy his latest album soon: