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Justin Bieber: I Owe My Success to Social Media

Justin Bieber: I Owe My Success to Social Media

Justin Bieber takes the cover of Billboard‘s latest issue, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 18-year-old singer had to share:

On who inspires him: “Michael Jackson is my inspiration. For me, he’s the greatest—he’s the King of Pop – and everything I do, I do to be the greatest.”

On dealing with fame: “Your life is out there a lot more, especially nowadays when everybody has a HD camera phone on them at all times. But my whole career launched from the Internet, so without it, I feel like I wouldn’t even be here. I owe a lot of my success to social media, to Twitter, to YouTube and Facebook. It is also a great way to interact with fans.”

On his recording routine: “The studio’s filled with people I like and trust. Sometimes the lights in the booth have to be dimmed and I have a few candles, but other than that, that’s it.”

Producer Mike Posner on Justin’s “Boyfriend” rap: “Justin’s a crazy rapper. He’ll do four vocal takes at the beginning of the session of ideas, and the fourth one, always, is all rap. He loves to rap, and he’s really good at it. There was no hesitation. It was just kind of what the song called for. We weren’t scared to take a risk.”

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    More talented than Michael Jackson

  • Carol

    I don’t know if his song ‘Boyfriend’ is a hit or something, but to be honest i haven’t heard it yet….. thank god!

  • Mr. Big


  • Marie

    He always has to be better than everyone else…

  • John

    a Monkey who always wannabe talented like Michael Jackson..go back to Zoo Monkey Bieber!

  • John

    @Mr. Big:
    Lucky you didn’t hear yet, when the music just start play, I hurried turn off the radio. It is not a music at all.

  • doodle

    Hes always pulling that dopey puppy look :P

  • Eric

    Boy shut up, Michael Jackson does NOT inspire you. Be real or go away.

  • http://website,computer Dave From Canada

    “I Owe My Success To Social Media” – Justin, don’t forget your Mom! She was the one that posted your musical clips on You-Tube. If it wasn’t for Mom, you wouldn’t be on the cover of Billboard Magazine right now. Go give her a big KISS – she deserves it!

  • lol

    all i do is look and laugh

  • hap

    I like how Gay & R part of the front page. This little twit needs to just go away.

  • Dave Franco

    And who says “LUCK” isn’t part of the success. Come to think, If youtube wasn’t invented, there would be no Bieber or any fame whore acts. It’s the new demo age… SOCIAL MEDIA. What’s said is mostly the talentless slip through the cracks because of their looks.

  • Bruno

    At least he didn’t say he wanted to be like Marc Anthony.

  • kathryn

    you owe your success to teenage girls and auto tune.

  • Lisa

    I like this picture because he doesn’t look like a lesbian the way he does when his hair is completely away from his face. No, I’m not a fan of the hairstyle, just saying it makes him look less lesbianesque.

  • http://N/A Kelly

    He is talented, I’ll give him that, but he will never be the next Michael Jackson. Sorry, but it’s true.