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U Smile” is a song performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was written by Justin Bieber, Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino, and Dan August Rigo, and produced by Duplessis and Altino. According to Bieber, the song is dedicated to his fans. The song was released as the second digital-only single from the latter half of Bieber's debut album on March 16, 2010. It was released to mainstream radio in Canada on August 9, 2010, followed by a mainstream and rhythmic release on August 24, 2010, in the United States as the album's third single there.

The song, a piano and instrument driven blue-eyed soul ballad, garnered acclaim from critics as a standout track from the album. The song charted at seventeen and twenty-seven respectively in the United States and Canada, and later charted in the United Kingdom. Bieber performed the song as an intro to "Baby" on the ninth season of American Idol and on Saturday Night Live.


Bieber helped co-write the song along with Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino and Dan August Rigo, but he had particularly high praise for someone else he worked with on the track. "I worked with August. I got him. He's a really good writer," Bieber said of his friend and collaborator. "The song is amazing. We really love the song, so we decided to cut it. It's really amazing."[1]

In an interview with MTV News, Bieber said, "'U Smile' is one of the best songs I have ever recorded," he wrote, "It really is a throwback to the great records I listened to growing up. ... I wrote it for all my fans who got me here." Bieber explained on his Twitter that his fans "took him from a small town in Canada" to the "amazing opportunity" he is living now, and feels "grateful for everything" and "blessed" for the support. Bieber confirmed he co-wrote the track with August Rigo. He also told his fans to enjoy it as they are the ones who give him his strength in this.


Live performances[]

Bieber performed the song along with "Baby" on the eighteenth episode of season thirty five of Saturday Night Live. He also performed the song in American Idol along with "Baby" on May 19, 2010. Bieber performed the song at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards on August 9, 2010. The performance was pre-recorded because Bieber could not attend the event. The performance was filmed in Los Angeles on his My World Tour.


Oh whoa

[Verse 1]
I’d wait on you forever and a day
Hand and foot
Your world is my world, yeah
Ain’t no way you ever gon’ get any less than you should

‘Cause baby
You smile, I smile, oh
‘Cause whenever you smile, I smile
Hey, hey, hey

[Verse 2]
Your lip’s my biggest weakness
Shouldn’t have let you know
I’m always gonna do what they say, hey
If you need me I’ll come running from a thousand miles away

When you smile, I smile
Oh whoa
You smile, I smile, hey

[Verse 3]
Baby, take my open heart and all it offers
‘Cause this is as unconditional as it’ll ever get
You ain’t seen nothing yet
I won’t ever hesitate to give you more

‘Cause baby (Hey), you smile, I smile, whoa
You smile, I smile, hey, hey, hey
You smile, I smile, I smile, I smile, I smile
You smile, I smile, make me smile, baby

Baby, you won’t ever want for nothing
You are my ends and my means now
With you there’s no in between, I’m all in
‘Cause my cards are on the table and I’m willing and I’m able
But I fold to your wish ‘cause it’s my command, hey, hey, hey

You smile, I smile, whoa
You smile, I smile, hey, hey, hey
You smile, I smile, I smile, I smile, I smile
You smile, I smile, oh

You smile, I smile
You smile, I smile

Music video[]

On September 30, 2010, the music video for "U Smile" premiered online, it was directed by Colin Tilley. Bieber had stated that the video for "U Smile" was about "letting fans experience the ultimate fantasy for any hard-core Belieber: being Justin's girlfriend", further explaining in a tweet, "I took the opportunity 2 make a video 4 the fans, about a fan, and how we could fall IN LOVE." Mawuse Ziegbe from MTV met the video with a positive review. Ziegbe felt that the video suggested "a more mature Bieber, who appears to relish the quiet moments with his gal pal away from the nonstop fan hysteria." Ziegbe also felt that the video "displayed [Bieber's] skills as an instrumentalist, as he belts out the lyrics from behind a grand piano throughout much of the vid."

Starting out in a black and white frame (and later incorporating scenes of color), a group of girls are seen standing outside on the street while Bieber is seen exiting a building while trying to walk away without getting noticed. This however, is unsuccessful as the girls run up to Bieber; he then takes pictures and signs autographs with the girls. While this is happening Bieber takes an interest with one particular girl asking her to meet him later on, to which she agrees. As the song starts playing Bieber is seen sitting in an empty auditorium playing the piano and singing. When Bieber's date shows up they sneak into an empty theater where they are seen; holding hands, horsing around on the theater's seats, and sliding down banisters. At the ending of the video they are seen engaging in a playful back-alley water fight and eventually collapse into each other's arms while Bieber is playing the piano back inside the theater.


Credits adapted from Tidal.[2]

  • Producer: Arden Altino / Jerry Duplessis / Kuk Harrell
  • Composer: Arden Altino / Dan Rigo / Jerry Duplessis / Justin Bieber
  • Lyricist: Arden Altino / Dan Rigo / Jerry Duplessis / Justin Bieber
  • Additional Keyboards: Paul J. Falcone
  • Assistant Mixer: Dave Clauss
  • Associated Performer: Arden Altino / Ben DeFusco / Bruno Beatz / Fred Yonnet / Paul J. Falcone
  • Asst. Recording Engineer: Travis Harrington / William Villane
  • Co-Producer: Arden Altino
  • Engineer: Pat Thrall
  • Guitar: Ben DeFusco / Bruno Beatz
  • Harmonica: Fred Yonnet
  • Recording Engineer: Andy Grassi / Dave Clauss / Serge Tsai / Warren Babson
  • Studio Personnel: Andy Grassi / Dave Clauss / Glen Marchese / Pat Thrall / Serge Tsai / Travis Harrington / Warren Babson / William Villane


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Somebody to Love
Stuck in the Moment
U Smile
Runaway Love

Overboard(featuring Jessica Jarrell)
Eenie Meenie" (featuring Sean Kingston)
That Should Be Me

Bonus tracks
Kiss and Tell
Where Are You Now?

Latin Girl

Pick Me

Swag So Mean