I understand that we 20-year-olds are past the whole boy band sensation these days. I mean, jumping on our beds in our training bras listening to ’N Sync was sooo 10 years ago. But let’s face it — the (sort of) new pop sensation has totally been the one-and-only Justin Bieber for the past three years, ever since his hit “One Time” came out. To this day, I still hear people make remarks like, “Ew, he’s so lame,” or “Seriously? He sucks!” Even when they hear his songs come on the radio, they say, “Kill me now.”
The best part is they don’t understand that they sound as dumb as we did in elementary school when we claimed we hated “Barney” and only watched it because our little brother or sister made us. Either way, all I have to say is, Justin Bieber is smart, talented and awesome (yeah, I’m not afraid to say it). First off, that boy can sing. If you’ve ever watched his YouTube videos or even just listened to his songs, you’d know he has major range. Also, he can pretty much play every instrument there is. He started playing drums at the age of two, and street performing at 13. On top of all that, he can dance, too.
Lastly is Justin Bieber’s charm. He knows exactly how to make the ladies swoon. At his concerts, he brings girls from the audience up on stage, hands them a bouquet of roses and dedicates the song to them. Now that’s genius. Those girls, their friends and all who witnessed it will be Bieber fans for life.
So there, I rest my case. Justin Bieber obviously has some damn talent and knows what he’s doing. He’s made $53 million in the past year (Forbes.com), has a hot girlfriend (Selena Gomez), coined his own haircut and had a movie made about him. So my only two explanations for all of those Bieber haters out there are:
A: You’re a guy and you can’t stand the fact that your girlfriend admires a 17-year-old who has already made his life savings and can dance, sing and play an instrument. Or-
B: You’re a girl and you really can’t accept that someone has replaced Justin Timberlake and Nick Lachey, and you’re still grieving the downfall of the boy band era.
I must add that, although I enjoy listening to most of his songs, I’m not a crazy obsessed Justin Bieber fan. I just feel the need to defend him because he actually does have talent, a brain and has definitely earned every bit of success he has made for himself. I believe he deserves some positive attention, and I am tired of hearing people bash him just because he has already accomplished his dreams in life.