Two of the biggest stars in pop – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] and[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Justin Bieber[/lastfm]- team up on “Next To You” for one of the biggest R&B tracks of the summer. The supergroup tactics pay off here. Brown and Bieber play off one another well, trading verses and then coming together nicely for the huge chorus.
Brown gives a great performance on “Next To You.” He puts strong emotion into his words and his dance moves in the music video show why he is heir apparent to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]‘s title as dance champion of the pop world.
The real question on this track, however, was whether Bieber had what it takes to roll with the big guys? His success over the past couple of years has been unparalleled; but soon he will be looking to take things to the next level and no longer be just another teenage heartthrob. And “Next To You” is a big chance to prove he has what it takes.
Well, Bieber’s performance here erases all of those concerns. He has no problem holding up his end as he and Chris Brown trade lines. “Next To You” is something of a milestone for him, and it’s exciting to see him taking the next steps in his career.
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