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Justin Bieber has been sold to us in forceful amounts, but maybe it’s not working after all. His TV special last night on NBC, “All Around the World,” was a bust. For an 8pm show aimed at pre-teens, it finished fourth out of five shows at that hour. Bieber got a very lackluster 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored just 3.3 million viewers– about half the number of top rated “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox. It was also beaten by “Dogs in the City.”

On the charts, Bieber released a new album this week called “Believe.” On iTunes, it’s number 1, hands down. But on amazon.com, “Believe” is struggling both digitally and in physical sales. Amazon has it doing best at number 9 of all its different versions. But in reality “Believe” is no knock out hit. Hitsdailydouble.com is claiming that “Believe” will end up around 410,000 copies for the week. That seems high given that the impact is low and the reviews–if they mean anything–are not great.

Indeed, Justin Bieber is starting to hit the Britney Spears trend. His original deluded fans are growing out of their age range, and new fans are hard to come by. I have never understood how or why he was popular. At best, he’s a YouTube creation using a heavy dab of Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. He has the sex appeal of celery. He also really doesn’t have any songs anyone knows. I defy the average person on the street to name one of his hits.

This was the Jonas Brothers’ problem, too. And look what happened to them. Teen fame is fleeting.It won’t be long before Bieber is playing the Artful Dodger in “Oliver!” on Broadway.

7 replies to this post
  1. That`s the problem today talent is not important but marketing that`s the reason why untalented people like Justin Bieber are popular. Some say he plays 6 instruments but being a piano player myself I can say it’ s easy to learn a song on any instrument but to master the instrument is something else.

    On a personnal note I have nothing against him but he should stop making stupid songs with a shemale voice. Anyone who think he has talent must see a psychiatrist cause it’ s a fact.
    To Whiserer it’ s not because Bieber sold 300,000 copies of hes shit he is good. Millions vote for Hitler before WW2.

  2. Actually he really is quite talentless. It’s overly obvious that the music industry manufactured him, he’s a hype/money machine. He will never reach the levels of becoming a true musician/singer with heart. John Lennon alone has more talent and quality than Justin Bieber can ever dream of attaining.

  3. I’ll be extremely honest. I’m not a fan of Justin Bieber, but saying that the kid has absolutely no talent is Not a Fact. It’s an opinion. If he has a well crafted singing voice, that automatically voids the no talent claim. Not only that; Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0″ album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 283,000 copies in its First Week, at the age of sixteen. If you want to make yourself look like a derogatory dumb-shit, then by all means, say he has no talent. Please.

  4. “I defy the average person on the street to name one of his hits.”

    Really ? Really? Try actually doing that. I bet you 4 out of 5 people say “Baby”

  5. The problem is his demo is ages 6 to 13. I give the kids team credit for marketing him but there is no talent there at all. 30 years from now he will be like Leif Garret doing guest spots on Worlds Dumbest!

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