When most kids are getting ready to graduate from high school, the biggest worry on their mind is what college they’re going to go to or finding a job. Justin Bieber, of course, is not the average high schooler.
And yet, in between releasing multi-platinum albums, touring the globe, renting out the Staples Center for dates with his sweetie and hanging out in the studio with Kanye West , Bieber has also managed to stay on top of his studies.
“I just finished high school,” Bieber recently told England’s Daily Telegraph. “I passed my test — I’m free! It was hard doing school and work every day.”
Amid all the globe-trotting and studio sessions, Bieber kept his eye on the prize because, well, he’s a good boy and he’d promised his mother that he would. “That was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her,” said Bieber, 18. “I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life. I’ve been able to travel the world. At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I’m really not into that stuff. I like to be out there.”
Bieber can clearly buy himself anything he wants as a graduation gift — he already has a batmobile — but his fans have already given him the biggest prize of all: another huge hit. When the video for his new single, “Boyfriend,” debuted last week it sent a single-day record on YouTube when it racked up 8 million views within 24 hours. As of press time the clip had been seen more than 19.5 million times.