Want a sure-fire way to sell your magazine these days? Get a few minutes with Justin Bieber. People is the latest magazine to do a story on the teen sensation, and this time they went all the way by making him their cover boy.
For this week’s issue, the title “All About Justin Bieber” says it all. Writer Joey Bartolomeo’s story tries to make sense of “how Justin Bieber grew from YouTube sensation to the biggest pop star on the planet—all by the time he hit 16!”
For non-gushing teens and tweens, there are other stories worthy of your attention. There’s the one on Jennifer Hudson, spokesperson of Weight Watchers, and how she managed to trim down to a size smaller than her pre-baby weight. There’s an article on country singer Kenny Chesney and his year off the entertainment ‘biz. Then there’s a sexy photo shoot and interview with Dancing With The Stars couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews.
Meet Esmée, first artist to officially be signed to Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records.
No surprise there. Only a week after it was released, Justin Bieber’s album My World 2.0 topped the Billboard 200 after selling 280,000 copies, making the 16 year-old the youngest solo male artist to reach No. 1.
The last time a youngster made it this big in Billboard was when a 13-year-old Stevie Wonder hit number one in 1963 with Little Stevie Wonder: The 12 Year Old Genius.
The Bieber fever is on an all-time high.
Hollywood’s famous gossip Perez Hilton turned 32 last week, and he made sure that he celebrated it with his favorite people.
Since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards caters to the younger market, you’re sure to spot a number of stylish and wardrobe-experimental dudes on the red carpet, or in this year’s case—the orange carpet.
(L-R) Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers suited up in different designer labels. Kevin’s suit and shoes were by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers; Joe wore a Hugo suit and Sperry Topsider shoes; while Nick opted for a D&G suit.
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Justin Bieber at 12:00 PM EDT on Mar, 26 2010
One thing about teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s wardrobe is that he keeps his threads monochrome. Sometimes he wears a hint of color, but his choice of clothes always boils down to dark, basic hues. It’s through his sneakers that you see more flavor.
Here’s an ode to the 16-year-old’s sneaker collection. As a sneaker freak myself, they’re the first things I notice whenever I check out pictures of him. And yes, I’d love to raid his shoe closet.
March 23 on his way to the David Letterman Show
Justin Bieber’s second album, My World 2.0 is finally out. It features songs such as “Never Let You Go,” which is now on the iTunes singles chart and “Baby” (featuring Ludacris) which has been steadily climbing the Billboard 100 chart.
Another song featured in the album is “Eenie Meenie,” a collaboration with Justin’s real-life bff, Sean Kingston. The song will also be part of Sean’s untitled third album.
“’Eenie Meenie’” melds Sean Kingston’s island-inflected dance-pop with Bieber’s sweet tween R&B,” according to MTV.
Have you purchased the album? If not, listen to “Eenie Meenie” here:
Also check out Justin and Sean working on the song in their studio:
When he turned 16 early this month, we all speculated what Justin Bieber would get for his birthday.
Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber turned 16 on Monday and he kept his fans in the loop with birthday updates on Twitter.
Itâ€™s like a Bono humanitarian concert for teens and tweens. We Day is an annual youth empowered rally by Free The Children, an organization that aims to fight child labor. This year, We Day started out in two different venues and dates in Canadaâ€”September 29 at Vancouverâ€™s GM Place and October 5 at Torontoâ€™s Air Canada Centre. The third and final set will be on November 5 at the Hamilton Place.
Some 16,000 students and teachers attended the musical event. Guest performers such as The Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Hedley and dancers from So You Think You Can Dance Canada were received with ear-splitting cheers from the crowd.
The event wasnâ€™t just about a cool concert. The kids and teens in attendance were in full support of the organizationâ€™s causeâ€”to make tangible actions that make a better world, especially for children. Humanitarians, environmentalists, motivational speakers and politicians were greeted like rockstars at the event.
SOS call: The Jonas Brothers made a surprise appearance.
Justin Bieber performed the acoustic version of his hit â€œOne Timeâ€ at We Day.
â€œWe share with our team and we truly believe itâ€™s not about us. Itâ€™s about the issues and we share that with all the young people,â€ said Marc Kielburger, one of the founders of Free The Children. â€œWeâ€™re just happy that the young people feel that itâ€™s really cool to get socially engaged and what weâ€™re fighting most of all is weâ€™re fighting apathy.â€
â€œEveryday action is our message and people respond to that message because theyâ€™re really searching to bring about a positive change in this world,â€ added co-founder Craig Kielburger.
With the success of the rally, it looks like the kids heard the message loud and clear.
For more info about helping fight child labor, visit www.freethechildren.com.
If you havenâ€™t seen his video or listened to his tracks yet, then you must be hiding under a rock. At 15, Justin Bieber is taking Hollywood by storm with â€œOne Time.â€
His story is that of your typical YouTube sensation. Three years ago, the then 12-year-old Canadian joined a local singing competition called Stratford Idol and won second place. He wanted to share his victory with his friends and family who didnâ€™t get to see the show, so he posted his videos on YouTube.
â€œBut it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them,â€ said Justin. â€œThatâ€™s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now Iâ€™m signed!â€
Itâ€™s not everyday that a 15-year-old gets signed by R&B singer Usher. In October 2008, Justin was torn between signing for Justin Timberlake and Usher. â€œIt turned out Usherâ€™s deal was way better,â€ Justin revealed. â€œBut I still would like to work on a collaboration with Justin in the future,â€ he said during a phone-in interview with Ryan Seacrest.
â€œThings are just happening so fast,â€ he added. Itâ€™s been less than a year since Justin signed to Island Records, and heâ€™s already making the Hollywood rounds. Numerous TV and radio guestings, red carpet appearances, a debut album, a music video, and 535,000+ facebook fans are keeping this lad busy.
His recent stint involves making his â€œFavorite Girlâ€ happy. Justin hollered at Tricia Matibag, winner of his MTV VMA red carpet shout-out competition. Check out this ultimate fanâ€™s winning video entry:
Get the Bieber fever!
photos from justinbiebermusic.com