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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Date: May 03 2010

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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Justin Bieber is either the most talented or the luckiest sixteen-year-old on the planet. After the Canadian teen put home recordings of himself singing and playing the guitar on YouTube, a talent scout saw the videos and decided to make Justin a star. Soon Usher and Justin Timberlake were in a bidding war to sign Justin to a record deal. Usher won, and Justin’s first studio album, My World 2.0, debuted at number one on the pop charts.

Now wherever Justin plays, thousands of screaming girls show up. But is Justin Bieber fever just a passing craze, or is he really a talented musician with staying power? Find out what Jeff and Jason think.


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Jeff:  So am I the only one these days that is absolutely obsessed with Justin Bieber? That guy is a diamond in the rough.

Jason:  Well, you’re certainly not the only one who thinks he’s talented. I mean, he was just discovered from his YouTube video.

Jeff:  Well, let me tell ya, I think it’s pretty apparent through Youtube videos, his live performances, that he’s gonna be here to stay.

Jason:  You think so? Wow. Alright. I don’t know. I question if it’s just dumb luck, you know, that this producer who happened to see his video and then hooked him up with Usher, you know maybe was just in a good mood that day and then that’s how this kid ends up having this whole career. I don’t know if he has staying power.

Jeff:  I would say the songwriting on My World 2.0 alone is enough to carry this guy for years to come.

Jason:  Alright. It’s just tough to tell though, because when someone comes out of nowhere like this, you don’t really know how good they’re really gonna be over time. I feel like the more effective way for an artist to get discovered and get in the mainstream is just by, you know, working hard over time and then suddenly like, okay, this is your tenth album, now you’re going to have a hit, or whatever.

Jeff:  That’s true, that’s true…

Jason:  But if you can put in that ten years at the top, why not, right?


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Jeff thinks Justin Bieber is an amazing musician with true staying power. Like many teenage girls, Jeff has been obsessed with Bieber since seeing his home videos on YouTube. Jeff is really impressed by the young star’s songwriting abilities and live performances.

Jason is a bit more skeptical about Bieber. He thinks the sixteen-year-old might just be incredibly lucky. Justin became famous after a talent scout saw his videos on YouTube and hooked him up with Usher, who gave Justin a record deal.

Do you think Justin Bieber has staying power, or is he just a passing craze? What is the best way for an artist to get discovered these days?



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talented guy:) 

08:54 AM May 25 2010 |




      I‘m very  love Justin Bieber  ,he is very cute .I believe that he is the best,.

10:41 AM May 20 2010 |

dallool <3


i actually like him..he's very cute Smile and he's really talented boy..his songs are great..but he was really a passing craze cuz he was discovered in a short period of time and immediatly he was famous  after that!!

but i love him <3:)

12:04 PM May 16 2010 |



OH!I love HIM!!!!Tongue out

03:13 PM May 09 2010 |



Ok theat's enough for bieber,I think he is just a passing fever  !

10:23 AM May 09 2010 |



I really like him so much!He is very good and very young,and also very handsome.haha~~

01:45 PM May 08 2010 |




I've heard of you! My lil niece loves you!

04:56 PM May 07 2010 |




've never heard of Justin…yeah and since when Jeff has become a girl? nice joke, thanks…I don't know if that young guy is a passsing craze – I need to listen to his music for a while so I could make my expert judgement :-), you know. The best way to get discovered is to be lucky enough and receive everything in a short time, it's unlikely though…work hard and get the result – that's how it all works, unfortunately.

11:01 AM May 07 2010 |

Angel ^-^

Angel ^-^


i very like you music~~!!


03:00 AM May 07 2010 |



since he has been disovered,that shows he has such kind ability to become a quite good musician. He keep on working hard and posess the talent and he won't be a passing craze

08:10 AM May 06 2010 |



They are going to stop by later is correct..

03:52 AM May 06 2010 |



Russian Federation

Yes,he is cute.But I'm not sure he wiil be popular for years.May be couple..like Britney in her times.It is very hard work stay on float for long time.Especially for boy,who is so young.But anyway GOOD LUCK-Justin!

12:25 AM May 06 2010 |



I just figure out!haha.. so cute voice, nothing is wrong with him…

10:54 AM May 05 2010 |



United Arab Emirates

i cant take this guy srsly for some reason…

07:23 AM May 05 2010 |




JB …  ur  very  famous  in thailand .  ur  ages 15  like me .  and  u r  very  cute

i  like u  so   much __ .  i  want  to  be  ur  girlfriend !!!!!

08:42 PM May 04 2010 |




JUSTIN I LOVE YOU!   This guy is absolutely perfect. Maybe he look a little younger but anyway. He has a talent and potencial. Go on Justin! <3 And i love his song Love me! Sooooo good. :)

07:50 PM May 04 2010 |



South Korea

I love him. so adorable~

I think he has enough staying power because he can write his own songs as well as sing! I'm a bit worried about his voice, though. His voice is changing.. (TT)

05:06 PM May 04 2010 |




Actually,we don't know what will happen in future,but now he is a good singer,a talent singer,that's enough,I like his songs and  him,ya!nothing wrong with it.

02:24 PM May 04 2010 |



United States

bbbbrrr…..justin bieber! i hate this "cute" baby! he needs to grow … now for me he's sickening

01:08 PM May 04 2010 |




he's amazing&cute :) both voice and songs :) lol

and,of course i think,he has staying power :)

10:14 AM May 04 2010 |

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