“All Around the World” is a song by Justin Bieber from his third studio album, Believe, featuring Ludacris. The song leaked on May 27, 2012 by BlakMusicFirst, a few days before the release of Believe which released on June 4, 2012. It was released as a promotional single on February 26, 2013.
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The song's music video highlights Justin Bieber's Believe Tour, featuring concert footage, screaming fans and images of various iconic international landmarks, including Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India, London's Big Ben and the Roman Colosseum. We also see Ludacris join Justin for a performance of the song at New York City's Apollo Theater.
Released: April 12, 2013
Director: Life Garland
Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, explained the collaboration to MTV News. "We played 'All Around the World,' and we were like, 'Who would make sense?' And Justin's like, 'Luda would kill it.'"
"All Around the World" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Jenna Rubenstein of MTV thought that the "fist-pumping club banger" is a completely departure from Bieber's previous work, while Diadem Pambid of the International Business Times stated that the singer joined the "'synth-pop' bandwagon" along with Britney Spears, Chris Brown and Usher. Jocelyn Vena also of MTV stated that the song could have been recorded by Usher, due to its "grinding, fist-pumping" background. Entertainment Weekly columnist Ray Rahman gave "All Around the World" a positive review, and stated: "a euro beat worthy of the Wanted? The vocal swagger of Chris Brown? Lyrics smacking of One Direction? Check, check, and check, please!" Rick Florino of Artistdirect rated "All Around the World" five out of five stars, commented that the track is not only a sequel to "Baby", but is also "a whole new level for pop itself." Becky Bain of Idolator explained that the song is a good example of how Bieber is taking "baby steps to 'swaggy' adulthood through the evolution of his music — keep the content G-Rated, but make the beat something the older club-going crowd can enjoy. So far, it’s working." Amy Sciaretto of Pop Crush gave the track a mixed review, and deemed it as highly similar to the work of Spears, stating: "If you told us this song was penned for Britney Spears for her last album Femme Fatale, we'd Believe it, because the computerized style and the thick vocal effects remind us of recent Brit Brit material. It’s safe to say that 'All Around the World' is a club banger. And while we love Bieber, it’s not our favorite song on Believe so far."
"All Around the World" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 30, for the week ending June 16, 2012. The track also debuted at number 34 in Australia, 52 in Netherlands and 15 in New Zealand.
- Digital download
- "All Around the World" (featuring Ludacris) – 4:03
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||10|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||52|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||15|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||30|
|US Billboard Hot 100||22|
|United States||June 4, 2012||Digital download||The Island Def Jam Music Group|