Justin Bieber Graduates From High School

'I'm free!' Bieber tells U.K. newspaper of getting his diploma.

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.