About to Pop: Justin Bieber
By Ashley Iasimone Posted Nov 16th 2009 05:00PM
Who: Justin Bieber
Album: 'My World'
Video: 'One Less Lonely Girl'
Hails From: Ontario, Canada
For Fans Of: Jesse McCartney, Justin Timberlake
Why He's About to Pop: When Justin Bieber visited PopEater last spring, we already had a feeling that the young singer was on the cusp of hitting it big. Although it was an early promotional appearance, Bieber impressed the staff with his confident attitude and talent, and his back story wasn't too shabby, either. The 15-year-old musician made a name for himself with homemade videos on YouTube, sparked a bidding war between Justin Timberlake and Usher -- who then landed him a record deal -- and built a growing fanbase via the Internet.
It's safe to say Bieber has since created an even greater buzz with a handful of catchy hit singles, including 'One Time,' 'One Less Lonely Girl,' 'Love Me' and 'Favorite Girl.' The singer has already presented at the VMAs, scheduled tour dates with Taylor Swift and made several TV appearances. Most recently, Bieber tells PopEater that he penned a song that he wants Diddy to record -- the two even hung out together, so that he could play it for him.
With things falling into place so quickly, Bieber has become quite the teen idol. But he seems poised to take it all in like a pro. The singer's debut album, 'My World,' is set to be released on Nov. 17, and he credits his success to his eager supporters, whom he says have made his dreams come true. "It seems like every day there is something new and exciting happening. I can't even begin to number them," Bieber tells PopEater. "Just to be able to make music and share it with the fans is pretty exciting."
Seven Questions With Justin Bieber:
You just posted a video online of you and Diddy hanging out. What's in the works there -- are you collaborating with him?
I wrote a song for him that I want him to record, so I went and played it for him, and hung out for a little while. No collaboration is planned yet, but he is someone I admire musically for sure.
Where were you the first time you heard yourself on the radio?
I was back home in Canada riding around and completely surprised to hear it. It's one of those feelings that you just can't explain.
What will you be doing to celebrate the release of your album, 'My World'?
I'll be out in L.A. doing various things. I want to celebrate with the fans. They've made this all possible, so I'll be doing a free show at Citywalk that anyone can attend. We'll celebrate together.
What's the best thing a fan has done for you, and what's the craziest fan experience you've had?
The best thing? My fans have made my dreams come true! That's the best thing. I haven't had any "crazy" experiences -- I like to say that they're devoted fan experiences. One time in Seattle, I was at a radio station early in the morning and I was nearly tackled. But she was just showing her support.
Being so busy, what do you do when you actually have alone time?
I'm always on the road, so any time I have downtime in my hotel room, I like to talk with friends and watch movies.
You've said you don't get nervous often, but what one person would leave you starstruck to meet?
When I met Beyonce, I was definitely very excited.
What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?
It seems like every day there is something new and exciting happening. I can't even begin to number them. Just to be able to make music and share it with the fans is pretty exciting.
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