“I don’t wanna be another teen heartthrob because that just annoys me… to think that’s what people will think of me,” said the 18-year old. “I just want to prove people wrong.”
That’s been Bieber’s motivation on his new album, which includes such mature fare as “Boyfriend” and “As Long as You Love Me.” He’s excited about the feedback he’s received so far.
“I think hearing older people say, ‘Wow, this new album’s great, I didn’t know that was Justin Bieber,’ or ‘As Long as You Love Me’, that’s Justin Bieber singing?’ I like those reactions because I feel like they’re judging me on my music and not based on a flick of my hair because that’s not what I want.”
What DOES Bieber want? He made it very clear: “I haven’t won a Grammy,” he told Seacrest.