Through deft marketing and the sheer will of his audience, every song that Canadian teen sensation [artist id=”3187077″]Justin Bieber[/artist] has released has become an event. With the unveiling of My World 2.0 only a few weeks away and his [artist id=”961097″]Ludacris[/artist] collaboration “Baby” steadily climbing the Billboard Hot 100 (it currently sits at #13), Bieber dropped his latest tag-team track on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show Thursday morning (March 4).
“Eenie Meenie” melds [artist id=”2542027″]Sean Kingston’s[/artist] island-inflected dance-pop with Bieber’s sweet tween R&B. It utilizes the children’s rhyme “Eenie Meenie Miny Moe” throughout, especially in the chorus (where the pair sing “Shorty is a eenie meenie miny moe lova'”) and in the half-sung, half-rapped breakdown (“Eenie meenie miny moe / Catch a bad chick by her toe”).
Kingston and Bieber also released a piece of video of the pair working on “Eenie Meenie” in the studio. In the clip, Bieber and Kingston tackle the bridge, working through it multiple times before finally figuring out an impressive bit of harmony.
“Eenie Meenie” will appear on Bieber’s My World 2.0 and Kingston’s untitled third album, which is expected to come out later this year. Kingston is heavily in demand, as he currently guests on tracks by Charice (“Pyramid”), DMX (“What You Wanna Do”) and the Sugababes (“Miss Everything”).
Meanwhile, Bieber is gearing up for the release of his second album in five months, which hits store shelves on March 23. My World 2.0 features Bieber’s Ludacris tag-team “Baby” and “Never Let You Go,” which currently sits in the #2 slot on the iTunes Store’s singles chart.