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Kidsday chats with singer Justin Bieber

We met singer Justin Bieber backstage before a recent concert. It was so much fun meeting him because everyone loves his songs “One Less Lonely Girl” and “One Time.”

How and where did you get discovered?

I got discovered about two years ago by my manager, Scooter . He found me online. I put YouTube on the Internet and got discovered that way.
 
What do you like most about singing?

I just like to be able to perform for the fans and be able to interact with my fans.
 
How did you think of the lyrics to the song “One Time”?

The song is just basically about love and having relationships as a teen or as a child.
 
What inspired you to sing?

Well actually I always just loved music. I always just love to sing and stuff. It just kind of happened.
 
When did you start to sing and did you know you were good?

I started to sing — I really sang all my life, but really started taking it seriously three years ago.
 
Do you go to regular school or home schooled?

Home school. I love it, it’s awesome.
 
Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a little town called Stratford, Ontario in Canada.
 
What do you like to do when you’re not performing?

When I’m not performing I like go to the movies and hang out with my friends.
 
Which celebrities are you friends with?

I’m friends with Taylor Swift, Usher, friends with couple others.
 
Do you get nervous when you perform?

Not really.
 
When is your first tour?

We haven’t actually set that up yet, but I’m doing a few dates with Taylor Swift in the UK and stuff like that.
 
How has being famous changed your life?

Just being able to travel around the world. I get to see some of the great places and stuff.
 
Do you have a girlfriend?

No, I don’t have a girlfriend. — Yeah I’m available.

Do you like being famous and why?

I like being famous because I just get to influence others in a positive way.
 
What is the song "One Time" about?

It's basically, like I said before, just about love and stuff like that.
 
What is your favorite song?

My favorite song is -- it’s a hard one — I got a lot of favorites, but I like Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”
 
Do you have a favorite singer?

Probably Usher.
 
What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is probably playing hockey.

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