Vocally, Bieber's Balls Dropped, Says Manager
It was inevitable that Justin Bieber would have his Peter Brady-esque "when it's time to chaaange" moment in front of the world, but I never expected it to be so bluntly stated. By his manager.
In the new issue of Billboard magazine, Justin's manager Scooter Braun says, "Vocally, his balls have dropped."
Forget for a second that this brings up the question: What about non-vocally? Instead, focus on what this deeper range means for his career. In short, a more seductive sound.
And while finding his inner Barry White benefited several tracks on Under The Mistletoe, his upcoming Christmas CD -- like slow jam Christmas Eve and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), a duet with Usher -- it also hindered what I consider the disc's most important song: All I Want For Christmas Is You.
In order for Mariah Carey to A) give permission for the song to be used and B) duet on the track, everyone had to agree that the X-mas staple would be performed in the original key. A high octave, if there ever was one. "A year ago that would have been no problem," Scooter says. So how was it for JB's newly post-pubescent vocal chords? "Yes, that was high. But I grinded it out and we got it down," the tween added.
Anyone else wish this conversation hadn't included the work "grinded?"