While observers may attribute Justin Bieber's overwhelming ascension into pop superstardom this year to his boyish charm or that perfectly coiffed hair, most of the "Bieber Fever" can be traced to the chart-dominating success and catchy tunes from not one, but the two albums he released this year.
But don't confine him to the "pop star" category. When MTV News caught up with the teen phenom at a charity event for Atlanta's Q100 radio station recently, Bieber said he doesn't think of his music as a specific genre.
"Whatever comes out of my mouth is just what you guys are going to hear," Bieber explained of his lyrical stylings. "I don't know, it's not a specific type of music. Whatever music I write, I wouldn't say I'm pop or R&B or country or anything: I would just say it's just good music," he said with confidence.
To the busy 16-year-old's credit, he's been working with such a variety of artists, from Usher to Kanye West and Raekwon, and on future projects with Diddy, Lil Twist and Rascal Flatts, that the young man is certainly covering his musical bases. Not to mention the fact that he also recently introduced his legions of fans to his alter ego, rapper Shawty Mane.
With his big-screen debut, "Never Say Never," and a tour with Willow Smith on the way in 2011, in addition to whatever "good music" he puts out from all of those collaborations, the Biebs is definitely exploring all of his options.
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