Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Now I'm a Belieber

Ok, so I was working on a refashion project (coming up soon on the blog) and was all, "what's on Netflix these days?" So, I get on, and lo and behold, there was the Justin Bieber documentary, "Never Say Never." I heard it was pretty good, and I felt that I should at least give him a chance before I stereotype him as another tween artist.

Maybe I should go back a bit before I move on. When I first arrived back in the United States two years ago this week (which is crazy to me), after spending 18 months living in a foreign country with rare exposure to pop culture, I was completely out of the loop of what the trends were and what was going on in the music industry. I came home and the hit songs on the radio were these ones by Michael Buble, Train, and Lady Gaga.

And some kid named Justin Bieber.

I had never heard of him, but when I saw what he looked like, I was all "no way. i will not even bother with this kid."
Well, as of today I would like to issue a formal apology to Justin Bieber.

This kid is talented. He taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet before the age of twelve. And his dance moves rival those of MJ himself.

He is also hardworking. He busted his butt to get recognized by going to almost every single radio station in the country to promote his music. His hard work paid off, and his songs became number one and he became a full blown pop star in less than a year, including selling out in Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes, which they said is extremely rare and next to impossible for new artists because it is such a huge venue.

And most importantly, this kid has heart. Did you know that he and his roadies go around before his concerts and give out free tickets to his fans? They always make sure to keep extra tickets to do this. Remember how I'm super emotional?? Well, when I saw one of his roadies go up to a dad who had brought his little girls to the concert because they loved Justin so much, and move them all to the fourth row, I lost it. Yes, I totally cried watching the Justin Bieber documentary. I really am too emotional. But it was just so sweet!!

So JB, I'm sorry for misjudging you. You're a good kid. And your music isn't half bad. And I'm pretty sure if you picked me to be your one less lonely girl, I would probably swoon over you too. Don't know what I'm talking about? Start this video at 1:17. Again, SO SWEET.

Have any of you seen this documentary? Or do you love the Biebs?? Please justify me in my praise of JB. Or go watch it and then we can talk about it!


  1. Consider yourself justified. Watching 'Never Say Never' is what inspired me to be a Bieber fan for Halloween.

  2. We are fans at our house. Im pretty sure its cuz I have tween...but i'm not gonna lie...I love it too

  3. Not a Bieber fan...but I was thinking about the two year thing this week too-CRAZY! I was expecting there to be a LOT more music I didn't recognize on the radio after 18 months. I feel like it didn't change much.

  4. And I thought I was late to jump on the bandwagon! Don't you want to go to one of his concerts now?

  5. I LOVE the Beiber. Anyone who doesn't like Justin Beiber has obviously never seen the documentary. I like him because he's a good kid (and I hope he stays that way), and that is a rarity these days.

  6. Annie, I cried in this movie too! And I rarely ever cry during movies so that's saying something!!! I love the Biebs!