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Justin Bieber's Newest Single - 'Baby' Featuring Ludacris Debuts at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100



MY WORLD, debut album on Island Records certified RIAA platinum - with consecutive Top 40 hits: 'One Time,' 'One Less Lonely Girl,' 'Love Me,' and 'Favorite Girl'

Upcoming performances VH1's Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam LIVE with Rihanna in South Beach on Feb. 4th

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen Island star Justin Bieber's newest single, "Baby" featuring Ludacris is the newest single from his forthcoming album, MY WORLD 2.0. "Baby" officially impacted at Pop and Rhythm radio formats on January 26th, and during the single's first week at radio, it received over 1400 spins, and was the #1 gainer at both Pop and Rhythm.

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The next two weeks will be busier than ever for Justin – starting with his most recent appearance at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards telecast on CBS-TV. On Thursday, February 4th, in advance of Super Bowl XLIV Sunday in Miami, Justin will join fellow Def Jam artist Rihanna and an all-star cast of NFL players at the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam LIVE concert in South Beach. VH1 will televise the concert beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET).  The next morning (Friday, February 5th) Justin will perform four songs on the CBS Early Show from Miami, as part of their Super Bowl special programming.

MY WORLD (released November 17th) crossed the RIAA platinum plateau in just seven weeks, for U.S. sales in excess of 1 million units.  The album contains his premiere quartet of Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, "One Time" (certified RIAA platinum), "One Less Lonely Girl," "Love Me," and "Favorite Girl."  Justin is the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to his album's release.

Now plans call for MY WORLD 2.0 to be issued on March 23rd.  "Baby" is the first new track to be released from that upcoming CD.  Meanwhile, Justin has surpassed 100 million video views (the first 50 million of them as an amateur starting in 2007, posting renditions of his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs). 

Born in Stratford, Ontario, Justin Bieber is a multi-talented pop/soul singer, and a self-taught musician on drums, guitar, piano, and trumpet.  His manager Scooter Braun introduced Justin to the music industry in Atlanta two years ago.  There he met multi-platinum superstar Usher, who signed the 13 year-old to his first professional deal and formed the RBMG joint-venture label with Braun and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.

SOURCE Island Def Jam Music Group