Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men Debut 'Fa La La' Video (Video)
The 17-year-old singer and the R&B group he credits as one of his music idols team up for the song of Bieber’s "Under the Mistletoe" album.
Now, the song that the pop star and the famous R&B group collaborated on has a music video. The song, “Fa La La,” is definitely a holiday love song, but the video doesn’t have the singers belting out the lyrics surrounded by mistletoe, christmas trees and snow – unlike his heavy holiday themed first video off the album, “Mistletoe.”
Instead, the black and white video starts with Bieber singing alone in an empty loft. And then, in a scene that looks straight out of a ‘90s Boyz II Men video, Bieber and the group belt out the lyrics from the stoop outside a brick building.
At the end of the video, which was directed by Colin Tilley, the crooners seem to have a friendly sing-off, each doing their best vocal run.
Beiber’s Christmas album features a mix of both traditional holiday standards (including a duet with Mariah Carey on "All I Want for Christmas Is You") and also some original tracks (many co-written by the singer himself). Usher, The Band Perry and Busta Ryhmes also appear on the album.
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Beiber’s first holiday album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week. The first single, "Mistletoe," topped out at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.
“His voice is obviously different, but it's rich,” producer Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, who worked on two tracks from Mistletoe and Bieber’s earlier hit “Baby,” told The Hollywood Reporter before the album’s release on Nov. 1.
“The complaint he had early on in his career was that he sounded too much like a kid for radio,” he continued. “They didn't want to play him when we first started dropping records on Justin. Now, he's got that radio voice.”