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In response to screams of support at Saturday’s show, Bieber says he’s ‘happy to have so many fans.’
The highly contagious Bieber fever — known to infect mostly teenage girls, and a few celebrities (minus Miley Cyrus) — was in full force in Los Angeles over the weekend. Some of Bieber’s biggest fans were screaming their undying devotion to the star at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, where he performed for the Kids’ Choice Awards.
“It feels great. I’m just happy to be here, happy to have so many supportive fans,” Bieber told MTV News on the orange carpet, just moments before he hit the stage to sing his hit “Baby.”
“Tonight, I’m performing, and I don’t know, I’m just gonna show everybody a great time,” he said. “We just recently started performing with a band, so that was big stuff. … We’re adding a lot of new elements. It’s going to be fun.”
Among the A-listers who may be coming down with a little bit of the fever is Snoop Dogg, who called the 16-year-old “kind of cool,” despite the fact that Snoop’s Malice in Wonderland and Bieber’s My World 2.0 both dropped last week.
“I met him at ‘We Are the World.’ It was amazing,” Bieber said of Snoop. “He was a really cool guy. We just basically [talked about] like [how] his daughter’s a fan and stuff.”



Here are 30 things we learned about Justin Bieber in the 30-minute “Diary of Justin Bieber” special on MTV. It chronicles his time in France, including a possible broken arm from some pushy French fans.

  • Bieber loves French girls (but not because of their boobs).
  • Bieber is on a mission to thank all his fans who have made his incredible ride a reality.
  • Being only 16 years old, Bieb has to take time to do school every day.
  • His subjects are algebra, history, and biology, but he takes time to learn about places he travels to, like studying the Arc de Triomphe while in Paris.
  • J-Bieb likes to smell pizza. Like physically sniff a slice.
  • The spry little fella can hurdle a street pylon.
  • He doesn’t watch anything but R-rated movies.
  • Bieb can make a half-court basketball shot.
  • Kenny the security guard wakes Justin up in the morning.
  • Bieber sleeps in a white shirt and white shorts.
  • That awesome hair of his just gets blow-dried and then magically falls forward like that.
  • When jumping on a bed, Bieber actually looks like he is only 12 years of age.
  • Bieber actually knows some French. WE suspect it’s because he’s from Canada.
  • But he reveals that it’s also because it’s his grandparents’ first language, which is perhaps an extension of the being-from-Canada thing, but cool nonetheless.
  • Justin has a team of guys working around him who beat on him like a little brother.
  • Bieb can hold his own though, especially since he kicks his marketing manager Mike in the crotch (by accident).
  • Bieber’s mom Pattie looks like he’s 25 and a French radio host calls her a MILF.
  • Bieber can be a little punk just like any other teenager.  When he jokes that his tutor should get back in her cage and his mom tells him to apologize and he won’t.
  • Justin took the time to sing for the crowd outside his gig who couldn’t get in.
  • Bieb doesn’t respond well to Europe’s lack of air conditioning, but he soldiers on signing autographs in a crowded mall anyway.
  • There are so many crying girls, which befuddles both us and the Bieb.
  • If you push Justin Bieber around, he’ll stop signing autographs. But he will perform anyway because that’s how he rolls.
  • He prays before he performs.
  • The sea of camera phones and video cameras during a live concert are this generation’s lighters.
  • Bieber makes up for kicking his marketing manager Mike in the crotch by letting him come onstage and play the guitar. That seems like a good trade-off.
  • Bieb’s got some basketball moves, especially for a little guy.
  • Bieb’s best friend is Ryan from back home in Canada. Ryan is a little further on the road to puberty than Justin.
  • According to the security guys, Bieb says his fans are his “spinach.”
  • Bieb denies ever saying that.
  • He finishes by saying, “Not too long ago I was just posting videos on YouTube for my family and friends. This has been an incredible experience, an incredible journey. It’s weird to think that this is only the beginning.”

Check out this video of the bonus footage from Bieber’s “Diary” session:


Excitement is already building for the release of Justin Bieber‘s new album My World 2.0(which hits store shelves and digital outlets on Tuesday, March 23). His singles continue to burn up the charts (“Baby” currently sits at number 12 on the current Billboard Hot 100) and he has a giant tour coming up soon. It has been a remarkable rise for Bieber, who has been in the public’s consciousness for less than a year but has become in that brief time span.
He didn’t do it alone, of course. Bieber’s trip to the top has been mostly because of his intense work ethic (the dude is everywhere, all the time) and because of his commitment to social networking. His devotion to his own fans has turned him into a star, and he has racked up some impressive statistics. Here is Justin Bieber by the numbers.
Number of views on YouTube for “One Time,” his first video: 52,963,291
Number of songs from My World that charted in the Billlboard Hot 100: 7, making him the only artist in history to have every song from his album chart.
Number of fans on Facebook: 2,229,065
Number of Twitter followers: 1,443,405

Average number of tweets per day, according to Tweet Stats: 7.4
Number of copies of My World sold: Over one million (the album was recently certified Platinum by the RIAA)
Number of official music videos: 3 (One Less Lonely Girl, One Time, Baby)
Number of times he’s been shouted out by Lil Wayne: At least two
Chart position during My World‘s opening week: 6
Number of albums that will be between My World 2.0 and the top position on the Billboardchart: 0

Justin Bieber is currently one of the hottest young artists in the world. The 15 year old has impressed teenage girls the world over and label boss Usher with his soulful voice.
And on his recent trip to the UK MTV grabbed a chat….
MTV: So Justin what can we expect from the album My World?
My World is actually going to be a lot of fun, it was so much fun recording, I think it shows that I was having fun recording it and I think you guys will have fun listening to it. It’s got a kinda r ‘n’ b/pop feel.
Tell us how you got signed and a little about your relationship with Usher?
So, basically I was twelve years old and I was posting videos online just for my friends and family and other people started watching it and I started getting a lot of hits and views
Then a manager contacted me and ended up flying us down to Atlanta where I met Usher and was then flown out to LA and Memphis to meet with Justin Timberlake. We ended up signing with Usher at Island Def Jam.
He’s a great guy just as I met him I actually sang him my own song You Got It Bad. I was a little nervous but it was a lot of fun.
It must have been amazing at twelve, what did you think did you think your whole world was going to change or was it just a bit of a dream?
Well at the time I really didn’t know what was going on, I was kind of like ‘pinch me I’m dreaming!’ It was definitely a big change but I’m having a lot of fun.
Usher starred in the for video One Time…
He didn’t star in it I starred in it! He made a co-appearance, in my video. He wouldn’t star in my video, that wouldn’t make sense right?
What kind of advice has he given you?
Usher gave me a lot of advice and I think the best advice he’s given me is basically just to stay humble through this whole experience.
Now is it true there was a bidding war between Usher and Justin Timberlake?
Well I don’t really know about it all I know is that they were going back and forth. So, basically I think Justin and Usher both wanted to sign me it was kind of like a bidding war, it was kind of like they were in a ring and Usher knocked him out so…
Have you seen J.T. since you decided to go with Usher?
I haven’t seen Justin Timberlake since the whole deal went down but I think he’d have no hard feelings. He seems like a really nice guy, he seems cool.
What’s the craziest fan experience you’ve had?
I had one of here just a few days ago and we were driving and these little girls they were running in front of the vehicles. They nearly got hurt- we were driving and they were still running in front of the vehicle. So that was probably one of the craziest.
Tell us about the accident you had on stage where you were supporting Taylor Swift in the UK, you broke your foot didn’t you?
Yes! I actually broke my foot on stage performing with Taylor Swift I was opening up for her which was a lot of fun- although it definitely wasn’t fun when I broke my foot. I was running down stage and there was a little dip in the stage and I rolled my ankle and broke it and I finished the song but yeah, it was still a great night.
Would you like to work with Taylor in the future maybe have a duet with her or something?
I would love to work with Taylor in the future she’s a great writer, song writer, musician, singer so she’s an all round great person, so I think it would be great.