STORY OF SONG
This dance romantic song is about going extra miles and miles for your loved one. The story of this song started in Las Vegas and finished in New York. In an interview with Billboard Magazine, co-writer Poo Bear talked about how the song came together, he said: “I worked with David Guetta on the beat and we were actually working on it for it to be a part of a Justin project but the timing wasn’t right in order for it to make it onto Justin’s project with all the newer stuff we were doing. I started it in Las Vegas and Justin finished it in New York. It went through a lot of changes because Justin is a perfectionist so finally David got it to a place production-wise where Justin loved it. It was great recording it with Justin because it’s tough getting his vocals on a record since he’s touring all over the world but its special when it happens.” This is the first collaboration between Guetta and Bieber, Guetta talked about his opinion on Bieber and his choices, he said: “Justin has such a unique voice and I have so much respect for his talent but also for his choices. He took some risks reinventing himself lately in such a cool amazing creative way. I’m very proud to finally share a record with him. I feel like ‘2U’ is an incredible combination of emotion energy with a huge melody combined with edgy sounds.” Guetta released two music videos for this song; one of them was Victoria Secret version that featured supermodels lip syncing to the song and the other version Guetta called it “not branded”.
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Songwriter/s: David Guetta – Giorgio Tuinfort – Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd – Daniel “ Cesqeaux” Tuparia – Justin Bieber
Label: What A Music
Chart Rankings: In the US the song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number 25 on the Adult Top 40, number 9 on the Dance Club Songs and number 4 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Charts. In the UK, it reached number 5 on the Official Charts Company. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Silver for sales over 200,000. ‘2U’ topped the charts in Australia and Netherlands. It reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. It was certified Platinum in Australia, while in Belgium, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand it was certified Gold.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Pierre David Guetta was 49 years old and Justin Drew Bieber was 23 years old when this song was released.
Cover Versions: Conor Maynard – Leroy Sanchez – JflaMusic – Bars and Melody – Tiffany Alvord – First To Eleven – Sara’h – Tim Milgram – Emma Heesters – Andrew Heart – Alexander Stewart – Lukas Rieger – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.