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  • Usher and Justin Timberlake got into a bidding war over this vocalist.

  • The twist: he's only 15!

  • Hi. I'm Rebecca Brayton. Welcome to and

  • today we're speaking to YouTube sensation: Justin Bieber. ("One Time")

  • So when did you start performing? - Basically, I was always

  • singing around the house. It was kind of

  • thing that I just loved to do. I always played a lot of instruments and stuff

  • so I grew up around music my whole life

  • Had it always been your plan to pursue music as a career? - No it actually wasn't

  • ("One time" plays)

  • I was in a singing competition just for fun

  • And-uh-

  • my friends and family that couldn't make it. They wanted to be there but they couldn't so I put videos of the competition on YouTube

  • And-uh-just for them

  • And it just kind of blew up. I started getting thousands of hits. I started getting millions of hits.

  • (singing) Oh (unintelligible singing)

  • Why don't you tell us a bit more about how Usher managed to find you?

  • Yo, Usher! - JB wassup man?

  • Basically, it happened after I put the videos on YouTube.

  • This one manager found me. He flew me out to Atlanta. I was going to the studio and I met Usher... Randomly

  • And so I ran up to him and said "Usher, I love your songs"

  • "Do you want me to sing you one?"

  • And he was like... "Uh...just come up on inside little buddy

  • I ended up not being able to sing for him. A week later he actually watched my videos on YouTube and then-um-was like

  • "Man, I gotta get this kid back." So he flew me back to Atlanta where then I got to meet him again and sing for him

  • (Justin singing for Usher)

  • ("One Time" plays)

  • So he wanted to sign me but then a week later-uh-Justin Timberlake wanted to sign me

  • What is it like singing Usher's song for Usher?

  • It was definitely crazy. If you saw that on YouTube

  • That was the first time I actually ever sang for him so it was pretty awesome

  • ("One Time" plays)

  • Rebecca: Now we so many celebrities who became famous at a young age and they kind of trainwreck when they grow up

  • Uh-how do you plan to stay grounded?

  • It's crazy. There's a lot of people that have basically trainwrecked as you've said

  • But I just have so many people surrounding me that are just great people. I plan to just stay grounded and it will be a good road ahead.

  • Rebecca: Now I am assuming you have girls following you around all over the place now. Was it always that way?

  • ("One Time")

  • Umm-yeah-(chuckles)-No I just-I had a lot of girls chasing me before this but

  • Umm...but now there's definitely alot more

  • ("One Time")

  • Rebecca: Thank you very much

  • Thank you very much for having me

  • ("One Time" plays to ending)

Usher and Justin Timberlake got into a bidding war over this vocalist.

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