Sure, Justin is a global teen idol due largely in part to insanely catchy songs like "Baby" and "Boyfriend" and sweet charm that truly makes everyone from tweens to soccer moms weak in the knees. He's certainly earned his place in music history for album sales of 15 million worldwide, for the "Baby" music video being the most viewed video in YouTube HISTORY in July 2010, and for being the first solo artist to have four singles enter the Top 40 BEFORE the release of his debut album, 2009's My World. Of course, he goes way back with L.A. Reid who met him at age 14 and signed him with Usher at age 15.
And the genius behind Bieber Fever, his manager manager Scooter Braun, had some timely words of wisdom for L.A. Reid. Scooter is not only responsible for discovering Justin Bieber, but also two other huge contemporary pop acts as well, "Call Me Maybe" star Carly Rae Jepsen, and UK boy band sensation The Wanted. Carly is singed to Scooter's Schoolboy Records label, and Scooter also manages The Wanted in North America.
L.A. Reid said, "Between Justin and Scooter, they're responsible for not only Justin's career obviously, but [also] Carly Rae Jepsen and The Wanted. They have their finger on popular culture. They really have their finger on the pulse, so I wanted that." He added he was "really happy" with Justin and Scooter's advice. Of Justin, he said, "He has great taste. And I knew it was tough for him at times because he's a really good guy. He doesn't have anything bad to say about anyone. He never does." On Scooter he noted, "He is one of the best artist development guys in the biz" L.A. Reid told us, adding, "he is a pro at spotting new talent."
On working with the Over 25s, Justin said, "They told me that I was too young, and you know what, you're never too old or too young if you have the voice and the talent I think nothing's impossible."
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