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Bieber is playing the 21,000-seat Philips Arena in December. Does this boggle your mind? Remember though, there are parents who are chaperoning pretty much every fan. People are spending money because they have to. Imagine if everyone at the sold-out Sufjan Stevens show at the Tabernacle had to be chaperoned by a parent. Now you need a venue twice the size. And unless Justin rips a breast pocket off one of his male dancers exposing a Chinese-throwing-star pierced nip, you're probably not going to encounter many negative reviews of the show. Conclusion: kids rake it in.
There's pretty much nothing parents can do to defend against the beguiling charm of a 16-year-old boy with a Christian pedigree and an alter-rapper-ego named Shawty Mane. If Bieber is not complicit in his own commercialization, he is at least partly to blame for being so damn cute. Despite concerns that his voice is changing — the true test for any boy idol singing sensation, and the most likely reason why his latest release My World Acoustic is a retread of old material rather than new music — Bieber's only displays of hormonal aggression have been limited to recent tweets featuring the loaded hashtags #sexy, #rebel, #badass, and the one his fans have since translated to mean a "fine-ass girl," #honeyjawns. As of now, Bieber is safe.
There is a new trailer for a Bieber movie Never Say Never. The movie is in 3D, because of course it is. In it, Bieber goes from pixelated YouTube footage of a tiny bedroom to sweeping HD pans of him dancing around in sold-out arenas, while a voice tells you that he did this all on his own. So, wait, what now? How did that how happen? He's a child, right? Are we missing a scene?
If you're unsure about the extent to which Justin Bieber the boy is responsible for Justin Bieber the phenomenon, and therefore are left questioning how much of Justin Bieber actually is Justin Bieber, look no further than the handful of times Braun is featured in Never Say Never's trailer.
Of course, it's hard to know what to make of Braun when you see him say directly into a camera with straight face: "He's doing this all on his own" — especially when you realize he spends his time trolling YouTube for guitar-strumming children and is nicknamed Scooter. I guess they edited out the part where he says, "Just like Fugazi." But seriously (straight face), Braun, your website just said you ... oh, what's the use?
6. worth, brand, products
Justin Bieber Co. is a fast-growing brand — a living, breathing expanding business that employs people, allows them to have health insurance, and gives them a certain number of vacation days a year.
At last count, @justinbieber had 6,131,665 followers and produces enough traffic to occupy 3 percent of Twitter's servers. He earns a guaranteed $300,000 per concert plus 70 percent of the gross box office, according to the Smoking Gun. In June, Forbes named him one of the 11 most successful teen entrepreneurs. There actually exists a Justin Bieber nail polish.
A brand is the personality that identifies a product. A brand is a promise. And in this case, a brand is a boy.
As it states in the new issue of Mayo Clinic weekly, the clear and present danger of Bieber Fever is that it will soon have one of the highest rates of dependence amongst its users. Like heroin.
See, in the simpler times, before the virtual insanity glasses and retina display vitamins, it used to be you really had to WORK for your pop culture addictions.
In the olden days of teen heartthrobs like Leif Garrett, you had TV, radio, maybe a monthly magazine to feed your obsession. But with kids today, it's like the eye of Sauron delivering a steady content-drip fed through TwitterTubes, FacePhones and a never-ending stream of social-media potluck. And it's all coming at you fast and furious. The challenge now is how to avoid celebrity pop culture addiction potholes.
You can literally stay plugged in and absorbing content form your favorite celebrity brand creation every single minute of the day. Say you're in line at the magazine stand to pick up the new e-issue of the Bieber Beat podcast magazine. At that very moment, Bieber (the brand) has five versions of a Justin Bieber doll for sale and three Justin Bieber teddy bears (now available for preorder!). And by the time you take all that in, Bieber has tweeted 15 times.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
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