Justin performs I'll Be
and You and Me
Justin Bieber LIVE at MySpace Music 06/09/09 02:33PM
Justin: …YouTube. I started off and I was actually in a singing contest and my friends and family that couldn't be there wanted to see me so I posted my videos on YouTube for them to see. And just a whole bunch other people started viewing them, started subscribing and everything so it actually went fast like I started getting millions of views.
Interviewer: Great. (?) YouTube… Because you just uploaded a few videos and it probably started from 10, 1000, 10 000 to 100 000, 200 000.
Justin: Yeah it was crazy. And then we made up MySpace at first we just started off a little bit. My manager found me on YouTube, he kinda contacted me, he flew me to Atlanta where I met Usher. Usher actually wanted to sign me like right there but a whole week later I had a meeting with Justin Timberlake. So it kinda was a bidding war between Justin Timberlake and Usher. So really couldn't go wrong.
Interviewer: Right. So if you and Justin wanna trade on either of you, you (?) a little bit. It was Scooter that actually helped… He actually found Usher rocking on MySpace as well. He's really an internet something guy from So So Def. How does it actually feel to come to you know the (?) music which is (?). Was it the first time you were there?
Justin: Yeah it was my first time I had been there.
Interviewer: 'Cause you are from Canada?
Justin: Yeah. From Canada.
Interviewer: [waves] Hi Canada.
Justin: [Waves] Small town in Canada.
Interviewer: Hox did it feel to come to Atlanta for the first time? (?) I mean you can see him on tv but.
Justin: Yeah. It was really cool 'cause like I wasn't too starstruck but at first Usher was like (?) so I ran up and said "Usher, Usher. I love your songs. Do you want me to sing you one?". He said like "Come inside little buddy, it's cold outside". So I was like "(?)".
Justin: But like a week later he got to fly me back (?) and I got to meet him.
Interviewer: So (?), when you first met him, did you actually to perform (?) U Got It Bad?
'Justin: Um, honestly that was actually when he flew me back and I sang U Got It Bad. That's actually on my YouTube.
Interviewer: Right, and he's like "He sings it better than I do". Out of all the things (?) how did you first know that you had a voice. Was it mom that said "Wow, this little boy can sing". How old were you when you started?
Justin: Well I was just always singing on the house just a little bit. But it wasn't until I was about 12 that I entered the singing competition.
Interviewer: About 12. (?)
Justin: So I didn't really know it was that great.
Interviewer: So you just started at the competition. (?) So from 12 to 15 and now you're working on your first album and your first career. And your single is called One Time. And is it something you actually wrote with Usher. Is it something (?)
Justin: It was actually. The single written by Tricky and (?) /video ends/
Justin Bieber LIVE at MySpace Music 06/09/09 02:35PM
Interviewer: (?). So you're very lucky.
Justin: [nodding] Yeah.
Interviewer: How is it actually shooting your first video for One Time? I saw you had some girls in your video. How did it feel to be there?
Justin: It was awesome, it was a lot of fun. It was just a lot of fun making the video.
Interviewer: Right, well tell us about a few obviously thing, that's how he was playing earlier but you also play other instruments.
Justin: Yeah I play the drum, I was on guitar and piano and (?) the trumpet a little bit.
Justin: And did you take lessons for all of those different things.
Justin: Well I play, I took drum lessons when I was a really little bit young but not doing it anymore.
Interviewer: You just play it by ear?
Interviewer: And you play the trumpet by ear?
Interviewer: (?). Well I have a special request 'cause I like piano. I don't know if you have heard (?)
Justin: Not yet. But we talked on the phone.
Interviewer: Yeah. Where did you guys seen him? Where were you talking?
Justin: I was just talking on Usher's, um on Scooter (?). Um he actually got me on the phone with him, I just talked to him a bit. (?). It was pretty cool.
Interviewer: What I'm hoping to do and I hope you… You only have to the beginning to. I wanna show you this video again, you probably seen it on YouTube. But I want you to sing "So Sick" the beginning verse. This actually was helping… Like got you further in the first competition.
Interviewer: Tell us about that first competition.
Justin: So it was like… I had to sing different songs. I sang earlier by Aretha Franklin Respect. I sang Matchbox 20, I sang So Sick and that was probably one of my best videos. Do you want me to sing?
Interviewer: Yeah I'd love for you.
[Justin and the interviewer singing the beginning tunes]
Interviewer: (?). It's okay we're still live on the (?).
Justin: Can they see us?
Interviewer: They can still see us.
Justin: They can see us. Hi guys.
Interviewer: Hi. It's still recording? We'll see it right there on the (?). Alright let's do it for you.
[Justin singing the beginning tunes]
Justin: Okay. [laughs]
♪ Gotta change my answering machine
Now that I’m alone
Cause right now… ♪
Justin Bieber performing Ne-Yo "So Sick" LIVE
Justin performs So Sick
Interviewer: (?). Ne-Yo is my favorite artist (?). Tell me who you are listening to? Because Aretha Franklin - Respect and then (?) was a very wide range of music, who brought you to this?
Justin: I just like a lot of music so I like R&B, I like pop music. I listen, I like classical stuff like I listen to some country. (?)
Justin: Uhm yeah
Interviewer: And Taylor Swift? (?)
Justin: [sings Love Story] Yeah.
Interviewer: Right. If I would think like (?) I think everywhere and (?) you name it. What's on your playlist right now? I mean what else are you listening to? (?)
Justin: Lil Wayne.
Interviewer: Michael Wayne?
Justin: Yeah he's cool. I like rap.
Interviewer: Are you (?) with all the Canadian artists from here? Like Drake or (?).
Justin: Yeah Drake. I like him, Drake is good. There's a lot of people from (?).
Interviewer: If I could call (?) or use (?), that's probably (?). But if I could use (?) and could call anybody (?) and you could be on the phone?
Justin: (?). Beyoncé.
Justin: Yeah. (?)
Justin: [sings All The Single Ladies]
Interviewer: (?). We have a date for the album right? It's gonna be coming out. (?)
Justin: I just love interacting with people, I just love singing, it's like my passion so yeah.
Interviewer: (?) on the way. So before we actually go (?). (?) a new single. But you also have a couple of songs with that Usher. /video ends/
Justin Bieber LIVE at MySpace Music 06/09/09 02:39PM
Justin: … will be on Myspace too so please check that out. Right now there's uhm …
Interviewer: Oh I just wanted to say that he's behind the cover.
Justin: Yes and also right now they have a behind the scenes (?)
Interviewer: That's what I was watching every day. (?) crazy experience I mean a boy from 7 got to perform a lot of covers (?) and sessions always so long.
Interviewer: Actually in the studio is a lot more work than you expecting?
Justin: (?). It doesn't feel like working when I'm in the studio. Just feels (?)
Interviewer: Right. (?) create on Myspace. Right?
Interviewer: Alright so One… we're gonna leave it with you in front of (?) One Time (?).
Justin performs One Time
Justin Bieber LIVE at MySpace Music 06/09/09 02:40PM
Justin performs One Time
Interviewer: Yeah. Good job. Is there anything you want to say to your fans? They're all online now.
Justin: You guys are awesome. I love you guys and you guys are the reason I'm here and yeah.
Interviewer: Thank you YouTube.
Justin: Thanks YouTube, thanks Myspace.
Interviewer: And hi Scooter (?)
Justin: And hi Scooter (?)
Interviewer: And can we bring mom in this shot really quick just to say hi? We have to.
Justin: Mom. Come mama.
Interviewer: Let me ask you really quick. How does it feel just to have your son. I mean (?). What did you know, I mean he says (?) but what did you know?
Pattie Mallette: He always sung in the house and I (?) he was (?) as good but I never thought (?). I just thought…
Justin Bieber LIVE at MySpace Music 06/09/09 02:41PM
Justin: .com/justinbieber B-I-E-B-E-R (?)
Recorder: Thank you.