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Justin Bieber is declaring in a new interview that he’s eager to put his innocent image behind him and move on to become an adult.
The 18-year-old “Baby” singer who shot to worldwide success thanks to an array of YouTube videos he posted, said in a new interview with Ryan Seacrest that he doesn’t “want to be another teen heartthrob.”
The interview, which will air on both NBC’s Today Show and Rock Center With Brian Williams on Thursday, will feature Bieber professing his desire to become more mature with his music and the direction of his career.
“I just think that just annoys me. To think that’s what people will – will think of me – or, like, I just want to prove people wrong,” he said, according to Celebuzz.
“My new album Believe has really showcased what I’m capable of — especially becoming an 18-year-old and becoming an adult,” he continued to say.
One of his biggest goals is to win a Grammy Award. “That’s something that I’ve always… when I was little, like, ‘Oh my God, like what if I won a Grammy?’ That would be crazy,” he said. “So that’s one of the things that I’m still striving for.”
Also in the interview, Bieber expresses that he likes reactions to his music like “'Wow, this new album's great. Like I didn't know that was Justin Bieber.' Or, you know, 'Wow, like I never used to listen to Justin Bieber's music, and now I like his music.' Or -- 'This, 'As Long As You Love Me,' that's Justin Bieber singing?'” Today.com reports.
He likes it because it means they’re “judging me based on my music and not based on, you know, my -- a flick of my hair. You know?"