Teen idol Justin Bieber says he plans to go to university
Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber said Monday he plans to go to university, even after selling millions of albums by the age of just 16 after being discovered on YouTube.
"I always travel with a private tutor who I have five three-hour sessions a week with," he told a news conference in Madrid where he is promoting his third album "My Worlds: The Collection".
"I want to finish high school and also university and then evolve wherever my music takes me. I also want to stick my head in the movie world although I am going to focus on my music for now."
About 5,000 people flocked to a Bieber autograph session at a record store in downtown Madrid on Monday despite the rain and cold, the online edition of daily newspaper reported.
The singer, who will perform for the first time in Spain in April 2011, won all four awards he was nominated for at the American Music Awards last week, including favourite artist, making him the youngest ever winner of the trophy.
The turning point for Bieber came in 2007 when his mother posted home-made videos of him performing cover songs from Usher, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder on YouTube for friends and family to see.
The videos ended up attracting a wider audience and Usher ultimately signed Bieber to RBMG/Island Def Jam.
The teenager, whose hits include "One Less Lonely Girl" and "Love Me", currently has 15 million fans on Facebook and six million followers on Twitter.
"I will never close my accounts on Facebook and Twitter because it is a way to interact with my fans," he said.
© 2010 AFP