Justin Bieber makes them proud. But why?

Justin Bieber performing at Nintendo World Store, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

It was love at first sight. Discovered in 2008 on YouTube by Scooter Braun and later signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), Justin Bieber, Canadian pop-R&B singer, has grown into a teenage pop sensation practically over night.

So even while some of our readers were ashamed of us for asking, we couldn't help but wonder: What is it about this  baby-faced 16-year-old with side swept hair that makes people proud. Proud of Justin Bieber, that is...

One of our Facebook fans, Tanis Dagert commented, saying, "Pretty sure it's because a Canadian has finally made it to big-time based soley on a hairstyle."

We were curious what was going on when we noticed that #proudofBieber  had become a hot topic on Twitter. We asked our fellow Twitterites why.

@ValemBieber on Twitter said, "Because he never says never and I think that he doesn't care about fame. He is a guy that is living his dream.  And I love it! <3."

@BieberTheRipper wrote, "I'm proud because he never let me down."

@Domskk commented, "He has done so much work in his life and I'm proud of his family because they support him so much."

@BiebsOwnTwiter is "proud of everything he did."

Even Taylor Swift @ was weighing in.  "That boy who makes a whole world smile changed my life. His name is Justin Drew Bieber." The sentence followed an ellipsis and a heart. We asked her why she was proud of this young pop star. She didn't respond.

Some of Bieber's other celebrity friends are also proud. As reported in  the Justin Bieber Shrine Fansite Blog, "Usher was in tears after losing two awards at the American Music Awards to JB, including favourite entertainer of the year, the top AMA honour."

Usher was "welling with pride over the success of his young protege who was the night's biggest winner with four awards and the youngest performer ever to capture the entertainer award."

As reported in the Toronto Sun, "he was one of the biggest music sensations of 2010."  According to the Justin Bieber Shrine Fansite Blog,  JB was also named the hottest star of 2009 by J-14 Magazine, he is one of the Top 10 YouTube stars of the decade, and even has a 4.0 grade point average.

If this wasn't enough to make even the biggest hater proud, Teen Daily reported that  "while people around the world are busy doing last minute shopping before Christmas tomorrow, Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been busy doing some charity work for sick children." (Oh, Justin.  We're so proud!)

Inside Teen Daily, Bieber talks about the importance of the holiday season. "I think that it doesn’t really matter what you do," he said. "As long as you’re helping other people, why not do it?"

After an hour of intensive Bieber research, have we become Bielebers?

Never say never.

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