[artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] currently has a lot on his plate. He’s on tour. He’s working on a book and a movie . He’s prepping the release of his next single, “U Smile.” And he just wrapped shooting his cameo on “CSI.” But that doesn’t mean he isn’t taking time to give back.
MTV News caught up with the teen star on Friday night at Usher’s New Look Foundation’s first World Leadership Awards in Atlanta. He was excited to use his celebrity to bring attention to the charity, as well as his voice to bring some tunes to the party.
“You know, I’m really excited to be here to support Usher, my mentor, and his New Look Foundation. I’m here [and] I’m performing tonight. I’m also helping out another charity,” he shared on the red carpet. “It’s called Pencils of Promise. It’s all about giving back and helping out kids that need education. It’s really important that I’m able to help out other kids. I’m a kid myself, so it means a lot to me.”
While he tweeted his intention to release “U Smile” as a single very soon, at the event, he kept his plans rather vague. “Musically, the next thing you’re gonna hear from me is I might be putting out a single in the next couple months,” he said. “I’m always making hits.”
Bieber also recently added a new job to his résumé. He will be the latest celebrity face for Proactiv acne treatment. “I’m definitely someone who suffers from acne,” he says on the Proactiv website. “My parents got acne when they were growing up. And I’m determined to keep myself clear. If I got a face full of breakouts, I would definitely feel really self-conscious and not wanna do photo shoots, not wanna be singing.”
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