Sean Kingston may have discovered young musician Iyaz through MySpace, but Justin Bieber may just be the one to take him to new heights. Crushable has learned that Iyaz is currently in rehearsals to tour with the Beibs this summer, along with Sean. Iyaz, whose single “Replay” hit the charts this spring, is also good friends with the teenage pop phenom, after they met at the MTV Video Music Awards last year.
“The VMAs were over and everyone was leaving to go outside and he’s short, so everyone starting to crowd around and coming in on him. I’m not much taller than him, but I just started pushing people off him, I didn’t even know who these people were,” Iyaz told Crushable of his first meeting with Justin. “And after that we’ve just been cool. We talk all the time.”
But although both young performers were discovered via the Internet — Justin on YouTube and Iyaz on MySpace — they don’t really talk about it. “We don’t really talk business because [we're] friends,” Iyaz explained.
Iyaz has also recently spent some time with another teen superstar — Miley Cyrus. He just taped an episode of Hannah Montana, which will air in August, and he recorded a song with Miley that will be out on the Hannah Montana CD due to coincide with the show’s finale. Iyaz’s own album, Replay, is set to drop in August as well. Iyaz said it’s full of “love songs for the ladies” and was produced by J.R. Rotem, who founded Iyaz’s label, Beluga Heights Records, which is now under Warner Brothers. But for now, he’s concentrating on the tour with Justin.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” he told Crushable. “It’s going to be fun. Not too many people know I’m on the tour…It’s supposed to be a surprise.”
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