Monday, February 07, 2011

Justin Bieber's Fame Might Hurt His Game

Justin Bieber says, "You need 6G"
If you were watching the Superbowl on Sunday, then you may have seen the Best Buy commercial with Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne (seen here), that left many people wondering what the commercial itself had to do with Best Buy.  The commercial started out with Ozzy talking about a new smartphone with 4G...then 5G, then Ozzy is replaced with a younger actor (Justin Bieber) to promote 6G.  And most people do not think of Best Buy when you are talking about the speed of a cell phone network.  According to NBC's morning show, The Today Show, most people watching the commercial - didn't get it.  But it got bonus points just for having Justin Bieber in it.
Top: Ozzy, Justin Bieber, and Sharon Osbourne; Bottom: Ozzy looking confused, Old Justin Bieber and a confused Sharon Osbourne.

Justin Bieber is a hot commodity nowadays.  It's that simple.  He is so desirable as a celebrity that he is paired up with almost anyone - like Ozzy Osbourne - in the Best Buy commercial, and dressed in a Tron suit, because that's just cool.

Justin Bieber's movie, titled: Never Say Never, will be out in theaters on Feb. 11, 2011.  Tickets are selling (and pre-selling) like concert tickets, and the movie will undoubtedly break some sort of record for having the "Most ticket sales bought by teenage girls" on opening weekend record for a concert movie.

Some radio stations have even compared Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson, playing Michael Jackson's singing part in the song, "ABC" to Justin Bieber's solos to show how alike they sound.

Justin Bieber is so popular that at any given time, chances are that when you log into Twitter, there is at least one word or phrase trending that has something to do with him.  Some popular examples of trending Bieber phrases on Twitter are:  #BieberFacts, #RIPBieber (when he died on C.S.I.), #BieberFever, #BieberCENT (a hybrid of Justin Bieber & 50 Cent), and in reference to his upcoming movie, #BieberPremiere.  And the list could go on forever.

Concluding thoughts:  We can only hope that J.B.'s fate is unlike many celebrities and musicians that have more money, and end up with mo' problems (contributed to drugs).  If you look at the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis, or the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, their lives ended tragically - and before their time - because of drug addictions, and they were considered music legends even as they were still breathing. 

Money can't buy you happiness, and I say it can actually take you places where you don't want to go if you don't take control of it and your life.  You never know, he might turn out alright.   

For more on Justin Bieber's rise to fame, check out my Associated Content article, Never Say Never: Justin Bieber's Rise to Fame.

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