10 Reasons We Believe in Justin Bieber
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:37:19
Justin Bieber will release his new album Believe this year and we're 100 percent confident that we'll remain "Beliebers" once it does drop. Every day we hear a new piece of information about who Biebs is working with (Adam Levine, Far East Movement) or how the first single 'Boyfriend' is reminiscent of Justin Timberlake's style. Needless, to say, anticipation for Believe is burning at a fever pitch. We need to immerse ourselves in an ice bath to cool down.
But before we do so, ARTISTdirect.com has decided to put together a list of the Top 10 reasons we believe in the 18-year-old game changer known as Justin Bieber.
1. He's the real deal. With all of his charities (Pencils of Promise, meeting Make-a-Wish kids at every show sans cameras, donating thousands to food banks), JB is no flash in the pan, no "here today, gone tomorrow" jerk capitalizing on the fickle attention spans of teenage girls in the here and now. He is working diligently to lay the foundation of a long-lasting career by being a good, clean kid and establishing that he is an upstanding gentleman.
2. His most notable single "Baby" is one of the best pop songs of the new millennium. It's right up there with Kelly Clarkson's put-her-on-the-map hit "Since U Been Gone." You can't deny a quality song sung by a definitive voice. Of course, with Believe, Bieber wants to top himself and best his previous work, which means fans are in for a real treat.
3. He's got musical A-listers in his corner. Usher is his biggest supporter, and he's a known hitmaker. If Usher believes, we believe. Bieber is also working with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on some sort of collaboration, as well as with Far East Movement on the song "Live My Life." Those are collabs that cannot be fucked with. The Biebs and FEM, on one track? It's too much awesomeness for one song to handle. The world will stop spinning on its axis once the whole world gets a load of that track.
4. He is already showing a predilection towards rhythmic music and hip-hop, covering Frank Ocean and Lil Wayne songs, so there is no boundary to his talent or his ability to cross genres. His appeal is universal. It's undeniable that Bieberlicious will break out of his "teen idol" classification and establish himself as a respected, viable and credible artist of the 20-teens.
5. He is 18 now, and his voice has deepened, so he'll be able to try new things and attempt different ranges. There are no limits to his voice since adolescent is behind him.
6. His concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never turned out to be one of the biggest and best of all time, showing that he can sing and dance on a level similar to Michael Jackson.
7. Did we mention that he sings and dances just as well as Michael Jackson did? He's so good that we had to say it twice.
8. He's shown diversity and an ability to be believable in other realms of entertainment, appearing on CSI and on MTV's resurrected celeb candid camera show Punk'd.
9. He's being compared to Justin Timberlake, who left a huge, gaping hole in the pop world. Bieber could bring "Sexy Back." The MJ torch passed to JT is now being handled off to JB.
10. He is a true and singular talent that does not need to surround himself with three or four other band members or dancers in order to get the job done. He can stand on his own two, sneaker-wearing feet without being in a boy band. He's a rare breed, reminding us of teen idols of yore yet embodying a modern sound. The most important fact is that he doesn’t need others to give him a boost. He's standing head and shoulders on his own, as a solo act.
Have we made a Belieber out of you yet?