"Been Around the World" Pop
by Rachel Devitt | April 15, 2014
"Been around the world, don't speak the language/ But your booty don't need explaining." Truer words have never been spoken, Jason Derulo. Truer words. Words to live by, actually -- that is, if you're a globe-trotting, world-dominating pop, rock, hip-hop or R&B star. From Pitbull (aka "Mr. Worldwide") to Lisa Stansfield (aka Ms. "I-I-I I can't find my baby"), Jay Z to Bruno Mars, pop stars love to talk about taking their game global. Sometimes, as in the case of The Beach Boys, it's about making a well-traveled and informed case for the fact that there truly is no place like home (or, at least, no one like "California Girls"). More often these days, it's about establishing one's baller status on a transnational level. Either way, it makes for some mighty fine sound-trekking!