The week before Christmas doesn’t typically bring a new-release bonanza, but this week is atypical: [artist id=”502642″]Eminem[/artist]’s new album, Relapse: Refill, hit stores on Monday, and today sees the release of new albums by [artist id=”854″]Mary J. Blige[/artist], [artist id=”2568766″]Hurricane Chris[/artist] and [artist id=”510062″]Lil Wayne[/artist]’s [artist id=”1900172″]Young Money[/artist] Crew. But one song currently making its way up the iTunes singles chart is [artist id=”3187077″]Justin Bieber[/artist]’s “One Time (My Heart Edition),” an acoustic rendition of the singer’s breakout hit.
The 15-year-old Canadian is no stranger to going unplugged, as he regularly breaks out an acoustic guitar for a stripped-down rendition of his song “Favorite Girl” during his live set. “One Time (My Heart Edition)” strips away the original track’s synths and technology and leaves only Bieber’s able voice. Though the track just debuted on iTunes on Monday, it has already amassed 28 pages of extremely positive reviews from downloaders and has picked up some traction among his 720,000 Twitter followers, many of whom are requesting that he do acoustic renditions of all of the songs from his recently released debut, My World.
Bieber is wrapping up his year in quite a grand way, as he performed for President Barack Obama at the “Christmas in Washington” special that aired on TNT on Sunday. “I was nervous,” Bieber tweeted about the experience. “I didn’t know what to do with my hands!”
There will be more Bieber to come in 2010, as the second part of his debut album, My World Part 2, hits stores in March.