Justin Bieber's "Beauty and the Beat" Gets a Baroque Remix (Sorry, Nicki Minaj, You Got Left Out)

University of York's orchestra and choir perform a must-hear rendition of the Top 40 hit

By John Boone Apr 04, 2013 6:43 PMTags
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Ever wonder what Justin Bieber would sound like if he'd been around in the 17th century?

Of course you have! You're only human. Well, wonder no longer! Because countertenor Robin Blaze and the University of York Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir covered the Bieb's seminal classic "Beauty and a Beat" and it's...something!

BBC Radio 3 broadcast the remix and it, unfortunately, does not include Nicki Minaj's verse:

We'd have loved to hear this dude and his majestic voice sing operatically about wieners.

For reference, here's Justin's original version of the song:

Also for reference, this is what it would have looked like if they'd included Nicki: