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"Beauty and a Beat" is a song by Canadian artist Justin Bieber featuring Trinidian rapper Nicki Minaj, released on June 15, 2012. It was written by Max Martin, Anton Zavslaski and Savan Kotecha, with additional writting of Onika Maraj on her verse. It was written for Bieber's album Believe, in where it's featured tenth. The music video was released on October 12, 2012 and as written and directed by Justin Bieber, alongside Jon Chu.

Background Edit

Zedd had Justin Bieber's A&R in the studio and he showed this track he wrote. The A&R wanted Justin on it. Zedd sent the song to Max Martin and then he wrote the vocals to it.[1]

Trivia Edit

I never really liked “Beauty and a Beat”. But I understood what it was at the time. And it was music that was popular at that time, as well. But I was never really a huge fan of that song.

– Justin on The Bert Show


Music video Edit

The video features Bieber at a party with most scenes taking place at a swimming pool at Raging Waters in San Dimas, California. Minaj makes an appearance during her verse in the song standing in the water, rapping alongside Bieber.

The video premiered on Vevo on October 12, 2012. It opens by stating that in October 2012, 3 hours of personal footage was stolen from Justin. It was then illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger. Bieber wrote the video's storyline himself and co-directed the video itself with Jon Chu.

The video racked up a huge 10.6 million views in its first 24 hours of being online. In doing so Justin surpassed the previous VEVO record held by One Direction's "Live While We 're Young," which claimed 8.24 million views within its first day. The video already lost the record.

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LyricsEdit

 
[Intro: Nicki Minaj]
Yeah, Young Money, Nicki Minaj, Justin

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
Show you off
Tonight, I wanna show you off (aye-aye-aye)
What you got
A billion could've never bought (aye-aye-aye)

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Bieber]
We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you
When the music makes you move
Baby, do it like you do

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
Body rock
Girl, I can feel your body rock (aye-aye-aye)
Take a bow
You're on the hottest ticket now, ooh (aye-aye-aye)

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Bieber]
We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight
I want to show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you
When the music makes you move
Baby, do it like you do

[Verse 3: Nicki Minaj]
In time, ink lines
Bitches couldn't get on my incline
World tours, it's mine
Ten little letters on a big sign
Justin Bieber, you know I'mma hit 'em with the ether
Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selener
Beauty, beauty and the beast
Beauty from the East
Beautiful confessions of the priest
Beast, beauty from the streets, beat will get deceased
Every time Beauty on the beat

[Break: Justin Bieber + (Nicki Minaj)]
Body rock (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Girl, I wanna feel your body rock (let's go, let's go)

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Cause all I need is a beauty and a beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all 'bout you
When the music makes you move
Baby, do it like you do


References Edit

  1. "Zedd Breaks Down His Most Iconic Tracks". YouTube. December 10, 2018. 
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