Justin Bieber is about to get all adult contemporary on us. The teen superstar has reportedly worked with songwriting guru Diane Warren on last-minute track for the soundtrack to his upcoming film “Never Say Never.” The movie opens on February 11, and Warren confirmed that she and the film’s star “just finished” the track, which is called “Born to Be Somebody.”
“It’s a beautiful song,” Warren told The Hollywood Reporter about the song, the same night she won a Golden Globe for her “Burlesque” track, “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (performed by Cher in the flick). “That’s a good age difference between Cher and Justin — 40 years!”
Warren is certainly not new to the world of film soundtracks. And if Bieber is unsure of her credibility, all he need do is look at her resume for churning out hits. After all, she is the woman behind such hits as “My Heart Will Go On” (the inescapable Celine Dion smash from “Titanic”) and that other inescapable song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith for “Armageddon” (which is played while Steven Tyler’s real life daughter Liv watches her movie dad, Bruce Willis, die in space … spoiler alert?).
Her other big hits include but are not limited to “Because You Loved Me” (another Dion song from the forgotten romantic comedy “Up Close and Personal”), “Un-Break My Heart” (performed by Toni Braxton), “For You I Will” (sung by Monica from the classic animated epic “Space Jam”) and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (one of the many awesome aspects of “Coyote Ugly”).
She has also been nominated for Oscars, won a Golden Globe and a Grammy and been nominated for a number of others. Basically, we think that the Biebs might have a hit on his hand — and one the parents of his fans might also enjoy.