Justin Bieber is a worldwide superstar. Anywhere he goes he has mobs of fans following his every step and the paparazzi is not far behind. Bieber continues to have the world in awe of him, so much so that Forbes magazine recently named him one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, and put him on the cover of the magazine.
We exclusively spoke to Bieber who told us that it was an honor to be on the cover of the magazine at only the age of 18. He went on to tell us that he is having so much fun with his career right now, and staying true to himself and love for his fans is what helps keeps him humble. (Click on the audio player to hear Justin Bieber)
Bieber’s new album, “Believe”, will be released June 19, and he is also going to be on a North American tour later this year.
We’re excited to be at the Grammy awards again this year. We’ll be backstage all day and night, live blogging, giving you behind the scenes access, everything you won’t see or hear on TV. All of your favorites are nominated tonight: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z & Alicia Keyes, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Muse, B.o.B., Arcade Fire and many many more. Stay right here to find out who wins and what they have to say when they stop by backstage with their Grammy in hand. This is going to be exciting!
9:35pm – And that’s a wrap!
9:25pm – The big winners of the evening are in the room. Lady Antebellum…they won 5 Grammys tonight…wow! First things first, they hope they made Nashville proud. They love their single “Need You Now” because it’s so relatable, it has a feeling of desperation and everybody’s been there. The win makes them feel humbled and blessed. They’re already working on a new album but aren’t taking the win for granted. They feel they have a lot of work to do and they’re ready for the challenge.
9:02pm – Arcade Fire has just arrived backstage. They won for Album of the Year. These guys and gals from Montreal are comedians too, they walked in backstage singing the infamous graduation song. They are so proud of themselves, but also stunned. How suprised were they tonight? It was shocking, the idea never even entered their minds. They can’t stop joking about their win. This band is quite talented, not only do they create music, they have a short film coming out too. Keep an eye out for it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you the graduating class of 2011 – Arcade Fire! Congrats!
8:36pm – Esperanza Spalding is backstage. She wasn’t expecting her Grammy for Best New Artist. She started playing music when she was 5-years old. She thanked a numerous amount of teachers from her past who helped perfect her musicianship. Her musical inspirations include Stevie Wonder and most recently, Cee Lo Green. She’s the first jazz musician ever to win Best New Artist and she reminds us there’s a lot of incredible music in her world, so take the time to take a listen.
8:28pm – The ladies who wrote & won Best Rap Song for ”Empire State of Mind,” originally wrote the song with Sting in mind. It was a love letter to New York because they were homesick. Little did they know the song would become an anthem.
8:22pm – Album of the Year goes to Arcade Fire’s, “The Suburbs.” Everyone backstage is asking –What’s going on? Even a member of the band was perplexed as he was accepting the award on stage. Wow…there were a ton of surprises and gasps tonight. Here we were at the beginning of the evening and everyone was afraid of losing to the Bieber. Meanwhile, poor Justin got nothin’. Better luck next year, and congrats to all the winners!!
8:14 – Were you wondering who performed on stage with Eminem and Dr. Dre? Her name is Skylar Gray and she actually co-wrote “I Need A Doctor.” The girl’s originallly from WI and started performing at age 6 with Mom. She started writing lyrics at 14 and moved to L.A. when she was 17. Being a high school dropout, she’s one of the rare ones that made it. She met Eminem through Alex da Kid and from there, her entire life changed. She’s currently working on her solo project which is exciting since she’s just sparked everybody’s interest tonight.
8:08pm – John Legend’s backstage. He’s got 3 Grammys in hand. John talks about going on tour with Sade this year and how incredible it’s going to be for the fans. His favorite performance of the evening? It was the stripped down version of “Nothin’ On You” performed by Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Janelle Monae. One of his goals this year? To brush up on his Spanish. He plans on working with some Latin artists soon.
8:01pm – Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony announced the winner for Record of the Year (hoping it’s B.o.B): Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”
7:49pm – Eminem recieves the Best Rap Album Grammy! He thanked everyone who had a part in it, especially Rihanna who helped propel the single, “Love The Way You Lie.”
7:38pm – Mick Jagger gets an A+ for tonight’s performance!
7:19pm – Best New Artist = Esperanza Spalding. People were shocked backstage! Makes sense…she was up against Justin Bieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons and Florence & The Machine. What a surprise!
7:11pm – Seth Rogan jokes about getting high with Miley Cyrus backstage. Pretty funny!
7:05pm – And the Song of the Year Grammy goes to…Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” — Congrats again!
6:45pm – Cee Lo Green went all out to fit right in with The Muppets for their “Forget You” performance. Quite a performance…..and quite a hoot! Cee Lo’s inspiration for tonight’s performance? It was Elton John’s performance on The Muppets a long time ago and he told the Executive Producer of the Grammys, “I want to do that!”
6:20pm – Best Pop Vocal Album winner is…Lady Gaga for “Fame Monster”! And, of course, the first words out of her mouth? “Oh S**t”!
5:48pm - Train is backstage. They feel like this Grammy is a new beginning for them. When it comes to their hit song,”Hey Soul Sister,” they are just grateful that this song affects all different kinds of people. Pat says that as a child he always dreamt of people telling him how much his music means to them. Pat jokes that there’s even a rumor going around in which life-form on Mars is even jammin’ to “Hey Soul Sister,” — now that’s success! The one thing they’ve learned after 15 years is that their music actually affects people which has made them a lot more grounded. Very cute — Jimmy Stafford told us he took his 10-year old daughter to see the new Justin Bieber movie and admits that’s who he’s most excited to see tonight cause he’s got “Bieber Fever”!
5:21pm – Lady Gaga performs “Born This Way” — gotta say her body looks amazing!
5:20pm – Best Pop Duo or Group winner, Train! Yay! Our buddies! Lead singer Pat thanks everyone who made this possible, but an extra special thanks to Justin Bieber for not being a duo or group!
5:07pm - La Roux won for Best Electronic/Dance Album. She is ultra excited especially since her record was recorded, in all places, a living room. She describes the album as a love story. She’s already working on a new album, but before she finalizes it she just wants to enjoy this Grammy. This win will certainly inspire the rest of the album. La Roux said that her Dad always used to ask her, “Do you think you’ll ever break America?” Her answer was always, “Shut up!” Now, she’s changing her tune.
5pm – It’s showtime! Good luck to everybody! Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams singing tribute to Aretha Franklin = brilliance!
3:43pm – David Guetta is sooooooooo excited for his win! He walks away with a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for “Revolver.” He’s very happy for lots of different reasons – #1, his Grammy but more so because in one year dance music has exploded in America. He’s already recording his next album – yay! He jokes that he’s collaborating with aliens on the next record, and he warns there’s a lot of them. How does he balance his time between playing shows all over the world and working in the studio? Thanks to new technology, his full studio is on his laptop so he can produce, write and record everything from the road. Touring for his fans inspires him constantly because he gets to test his new music on his fans. He loves their feedback!
3:40pm – Lady Antebellum won for Best Country Song. Did you know “Need You Now” was written in a heartbeat? It was the very last song they played for the label before cutting the album. Saving the best for last did the trick!
3:34pm – Zac Brown Band’s video premiere of “Colder Weather” premieres tomorrow on V-Day!
2:37pm – Best Dance Recording, ”Only Girl In The World” – The producers and mixers haven’t heard from Rihanna just yet. But they are certain they will. Rihanna definitely had her fingers crossed for this win. They love how diverse and international this record is. They believe 3 years ago they wouldn’t of been able to play this record on American radio. Why did it take dance music so long to get to America? Simple, according to them, David Guetta had a lot to do with it. He opened a lot of doors for electronic/pop to cross over to the States. Rihanna wanted to take on the same risk, her goal was to become an international artist and guess what? She succeeded!!
1:46pm – Backstage at the telecast — For Best Short Form Music Video, the video producers, video director who worked with Lady Gaga on her “Bad Romance” music video walked away with a Grammy today. They described Lady Gaga as extremely detailed, very much involved in all aspects of her work from wardrobe to set design. Lady Gaga comes up with things on the fly all the time and you always have to be on your toes when you work with her. One of the more interesting traits about Lady G is she’s never afraid to look not 100% gorgeous all the time.
Today, FOX All Access interviewed the cast of the Paramount Pictures family animated movie, Rango, which stars the voice of Johnny Depp. During the interview, Depp explained to us that his children aren’t interested in what their dad does for a living anymore, and are more interested in the television show “Family Guy” and Justin Bieber. Depp was then asked if he was a ‘Belieber’, yes a new Bieber catch phrase we’ve never heard of! You have to hear it for yourselves to believe it! (Click on the audio player to hear Johnny Depp)
About 15 minutes later, guess who walked in the room in the middle of Depp’s interview? That’s right- Justin Bieber, who made the cast of Rango, including Depp- a ‘Belieber’! Listen closely and you will hear Bieber. (Click on the audio player)
So, was Bieber’s appearance during the Rango interviews a set up by the studio, or a coincidence? After all, Bieber’s movie, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and Rango are both Paramount Pictures films. Regardless, Rango is a cute movie for the whole family to enjoy. Check it out when it opens in theatres on March 4th.
Yes, Fox All Access hits the big screen this weekend, with some footage from our Justin Bieber performance video being used in his new movie, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” If you were tantalized by that little taste of the video that was shown in the movie, here’s the whole thing for you to watch and enjoy!
And while you’re at it, why not take a look at our unique interview with Justin, which took place in the back seat of his manager’s SUV!
Three years ago, nobody knew who Justin Bieber was. Today, the 16 year old singer is a heartthrob to just about every young girl. Not only does he have a successful music career, but tomorrow, his documentary/concert movie, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, opens in theatres.
FOX All Access caught up with Bieber at the premiere of his film, and he told us that even he has a hard time comprehending his success (Click on the audio player to hear Justin Bieber)
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never opens nationwide tomorrow.
IT’S LEFTOVER FRIDAY! So while you’re trolling the web in a post-turkey catatonic state, we thought we’d bringing you some of our very “best of the best” music interviews & acoustic performances. We think they’re definitely worth dishing out a second time around, and better yet, no calories! First on deck?…. Enjoy Justin Bieber performing his acoustic version of “ONE TIME” – It’s worth noting this went down last year, on the FOX lot, right after a lotwide fire drill. Justin gets major props for keeping his cool. He’s a pro! Don’t forget you can pick up his brand new “MY WORLDS ACOUSTIC” CD today @ WAL-MART! You’ll find acoustic versions of many of his songs, plus his new single, “PRAY”.
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While medicine’s top researchers continue in their quest to find a new cure for Bieber Fever (so far, the only known remedy is the end of puberty), those who are afflicted will get a chance to see Justin Bieber on the big screen next year. A concert movie, “Never Say Never,” has been shot and will roll out into theaters on February 11, 2011.
Do you think it’ll be a box office hit, like Miley Cyrus’ concert movie? Or a bomb, like the Jonas Brothers’? Are you looking forward to seeing it? Or has your Bieber Fever subsided? Let us know what you think!
According to the British newspaper, The Sun, teen pop sensation Justin Bieber wants to remake and star in the movie, Grease, as ”Danny Zucko,” the role made famous by John Travolta in 1978. Bieber told the paper that, “it would be a lot of fun. It’s been talked about a lot over the years, but it would be awesome to play Danny.” When asked who Bieber would choose to play Olivia Newton John’s character, “Sandy”, Beiber stated, “I would go for Miley Cyrus without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act.” He also has the perfect person in mind to play “Principal McGee,” stating, “wouldn’t Susan Boyle make an amazing Principal McGee?”
Truth be told, no one should be trying to remake a musical classic like Grease, let alone a kid who was born nearly 20 years after its release! Is he serious? Are you buying this? Would anyone actually go see it? Next thing you know, Bieber will be trying to remake the classic, Singing In The Rain. Hey, if he thinks he can take on John Travolta, why not Gene Kelly too?
Here’s hoping that Bieber is not seriously considering such a fiasco and has only suggested this travesty of cinema because he is sick with Bieber Fever!
As heard on the Fox All Access radio show this weekend: What do Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian have in common with Bill Murray, Jeff Bridges, and Jimmy Fallon?
They’ve all been spotted and photographed in bowling alleys, and that’s enough to get them in the running for a spot in the “celebrity wing” of the International Bowling Hall of Fame. NBA players Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, along with “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette, round out the field of nine, and the winner is determined by fan voting.