7 Things Adults Should Know About Justin Bieber
Sorry, folks, but this 16-year-old is taking over the world
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2010 10:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Justin Bieber is just 16, and he’s already announced a world tour. If the previous sentence made you wonder, Who the heck is Justin Bieber?, you need to continue reading. Adrian Chen presents a field guide to the baby-faced singer on Gawker:

  • He got his start on YouTube: In fact, he’s the first YouTube smash to actually hit the big time—and “No, Susan Boyle doesn't count since the only people who enjoy her sincerely are you Old People.”
  • He’s Canadian: But “now he lives in Atlanta, which you may remember from the time they seceded from the Union during the Civil War.”

  • He’s a Twitter god: He has more than a million followers and is almost always a trending topic, “for no reason except that every 11-year-old girl on Twitter appears to only tweet about Justin Bieber.”
  • He has friends in high places: “You might know Ludacris best for the hoes he has in so many different area codes. But a new generation knows Ludacris only as Justin Bieber's friendly rapping sidekick.”
  • His hair is also famous: “It looks just like a mop!”
  • He has three hit songs you are required to know: Watch the videos at left.
  • He once caused a riot: “Yes, Old People, it's time to wake up to our scary new world where a YouTube sensation has supplanted social justice as the only reason anyone riots.”