Whether we love him or hate me, we all have heard about Justin Bieber and have probably logged onto Youtube to know what he is all about. The world is divided when it comes to Biebers, while there are a large number of teenagers who cannot help but go gaga all over this now nineteen year old; there are a significant number of people who cannot stand Beliebers and the pop star they idolize. Justin Bieber today, stands as an influential internet sensation with there being tweets by the second about this star. There is so much that we do not know about this face that is making news all over the internet. Here is a list of 10 interesting facts about Justin Drew Bieber that could help you get to know him a little better.
1. Justin Bieber can solve the Rubik’s cube in 47 seconds
Most of the cyber world obviously assumed that the teenage pop-star who writes sappy songs with little to no real meaning or soul would obviously not be much of a braniac. Of course, they are all in for a real surprise. This emerging pop artist is capable of solving a rubik’s cube in 47 seconds, leaving much of his audience astonished. There are videos of him solving the Rubik’s cube in under 47 seconds on the internet and if you find this hard to believe, you can feel free to look it up.
2. Justin Bieber has been sued for Child Support and Paternity
Amidst all that basking in fame and newfound glory, Justin Bieber also found himself at the receiving end of a lawsuit of child support and paternity. The appellant, Mariah Yeater claimed that her now three month old baby is the result of a backstage encounter with the pop star that she alleges lasted for a minute, adding insult to injury. Bieber denied these claims and called them defamatory. He even offered to undergo a DNA test to prove that he is not the father of the child. These charges were soon dropped by her.
3. He met Usher in a park
We all know about his collaboration with star artist Usher. But little do we know that Justin Bieber actually met Usher in a park. What is interesting is that Usher initially turned down the offer to collaborate with young Bieber, who at that time was free to instead consider a collaboration with famous pop artist Justin Timberlake. However, Bieber was adamant to collaborate with Usher and did not give up, he tried and waited till Usher watched his videos and saw in him the talent that today makes him quite desirable among high-pitched, squeaky, teenaged girls. That’s the story behind the collaboration that raised quite a number of eyebrows in the pop-world. Bieber has since performed with many chart topping modern day pop artists like Nicky Minaj.
4. His track ‘Baby’ is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube
The music video of Justin Bieber’s track Baby on JustinBieberVEVO is one of the most viewed music videos with over 668 million views. The song has received a fair share of hate and love. There is a constant argument between the haters and lovers, and currently the video has over 2 million dislikes. The song has been criticized for being too puerile and immature. However, Bieber’s faithful fan-base is currently defending him on online battles where there are long threads of conversations between haters and lovers. Bieber has openly admitted that hate messages have once driven him to tears, and his track Baby happens to be one that isn’t loved very much. There have been countless parodies of the song raging from absurd to hilarious. Daniel Radcliffe went on record saying that he thought Justin Bieber was a female when he first listened to one of his songs. He claimed his ignorance in the field of pop to be the cause of his misidentification.
5. Justin Bieber has more followers on twitter than the entire population of Canada
Justin Bieber has more followers on twitter than quirk queen Lady Gaga. He has more than 3.9 million followers who faithfully retweet most of his tweets leaving twitter flooded with the two words Justin and Bieber. On January 21 2013, Justin Bieber became the most followed person on twitter, beating Lady Gaga who previously held the position. Justin Bieber’s twitter account is estimated to be worth $9,000,000. His first tweet was at 8:27 pm on May 11, 2009. He has been the trending topic numerous times over, however he was really thrilled the first time.
6. Bieber is the youngest star to have five albums to top charts in the United States of America
With the release of his album ‘Believe Acoustic’ that features that acoustic versions of his debut album ‘Believe .1.0’ , Bieber now occupies the coveted title of being the youngest star to have five of his albums top charts. He also happens to be one of the nine artists in the history of the Billboard to have their album holding the number one position for four consecutive years. At nineteen, very few tend to make it to the top and hold such records, clearly, despite having received mixed reviews from the world, he is soon transforming into a force to reckon with.
7. Bieber sports a total of fourteen tattoos
The pop-star got his first tattoo when he was aged sixteen, a seagull, which is a part of his family tradition as there is much speculation that members of his family too sport similar tattoos. From there he went on to get Jesus inscribed in Hebrew, a tattoo of praying arms on his calf, an American Indian on his back, A crown on his chest, An owl on his left arm now joined by an angel and a tiger. There is much buzz going on that Bieber may probably go in for a full sleeve ink on his left arm. We all have heard of celebrities having their own addictions, some bordering on quirky. Clearly, Bieber is addicted to getting ink. The most poignant of his inked marks has to be the word ‘BELIEVE’ which drives most of his fan-base, the beliebers.
8. Justin Bieber’s hair sold for $40, 668 on E-bay
We all are aware of the obsession Belieber’s have over their favourite star. Justin Bieber’s locks, that are known to be frizz free, courtesy his hair-stylist Vanessa Prince were sold on e-bay for a staggering 40,668 dollars. Vanessa Prince has said that she works relentlessly to make sure that the teenaged star does not step out with a single frizz. She said she uses Kesari Indian Oil Serum to get his locks to behave. Perhaps, this should not come as a surprise that the signature Justin Bieber that so many people try to imitate costs $750. While stars are known to splurge on their hair-care, Bieber’s hairstyling are clearly elitist. The singer spends more than $1,500 only on his changing hair-cuts, which leave his fans swooning.
9. Justin Bieber wishes to emulate Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is better known to the world as The King of Pop; he has influenced and inspired millions with his career spanning decades and replete with high-profile music awards. Justin Bieber, who has established himself taking inspiration from various Pop artists, has claimed that he wishes to be Michael Jackson some day. That is a tough model to replicate, as there has been no one who could come close to the signature music created by the deceased musician. The ambitions are clearly lofty and many critics feel that it could be an out of reach dream for this young pop star. The pop star wishes to model his career related decisions on the ones made by the late King of Pop. He wishes to cater to his fan’s wishes while keeping his personal life under wraps. The young star has struggled to keep his personal life away from the public glare. It seems that Bieber has already started to try and infuse a Michael-esque touch to his songs. His song Maria has clearly drawn from Jackson’s hit-maker, Billie Jean. Another icon Bieber really looks up to is none other than Elvis Presley. Despite how much fame he has already garnered, the young star has a long way to go before he can hope to hold the same place as the two icons that he idolizes.
10. He has been listed by Forbes Magazine as the third most powerful celebrity
Forbes Magazine is world-renowned for it’s listings of the worlds most powerful and influential. He has been around for barely half a decade, yet, Bieber finds himself occupying a spot in this coveted list in the year 2012. He is, according to Forbes Magazine, the third most powerful celebrity on this planet. With a growing fan-base and increasing collaborations with popular singes, Justin Bieber is making himself a discernible and stable place in the show business and it is getting increasingly difficult to ignore this young pop-star.