Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has topped the Hot 100 chart on Billboard for five weeks straight now, so it certainly didn’t need a Bieber endorsement to make it big. Either way, it got one. Justin Bieber and hip-hop/R&B producer Maejor Ali have teamed up and released a house remix of the popular single. The track has already racked up over 150,000 plays on SoundCloud today. You can get the first listen here.
Maejor Ali is known for his production work for Trey Songz, Iggy Azalea, and Ciara, among others. You may also remember his 2013 single, “Lolly,” which features Justin Bieber and Juicy J. This new Trainor remix is one of his latest synthy creations, and was previously dropped sans Bieber. The producer actually released the track as a solo remix back in August.
“I’m excited to bring a ‘hood-yet-house twist to such a catchy song,” said Ali. “I first put this song out as a production remix on my own. Not soon after it went out, Meghan heard it, then Justin heard it, and shortly after they asked me to pull my version down so that the collaboration could happen. And that’s the dopest part.”
Fans were given a sneak peek of the collaboration a few months ago via Instagram, when Ali posted a video of Bieber dancing to the song. The clip quickly snapped up over 78,000 likes. In the remix, Bieber sings along with Trainor on the hook, which goes, “I’m all about that bass, ‘bout that bass, no treble.” Later in the song, which discusses body image and not being a “size 2,” Bieber adds the words, “We know that sh** ain’t real / We know it’s Photoshopped.”
Though Bieber has been receiving massive praise for his vocal contributions today, he may be sleeping right through the success. The star was up late last night clashing with cops, who allegedly threatened citizen’s arrest over the repeated noise complaints at his Beverly Hills condo. After a few heated visits, Bieber apparently relented and broke up the party. When it comes to the law, you can’t be all about that bass.