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Braun took to his Instagram to send his sympathies to those who had lost loved ones in the attack, and to praise the actions of Mancunians who helped the victims.
The 23 year old star’s manager took to Instagram on Wednesday night (May 24th), two days after the devastating attack perpetrated by a suicide bomber that claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens more injured at MEN Arena immediately after Grande’s gig there on Monday.
In addition to paying tribute to the families of those who lost their lives, Braun also praised the spontaneous acts of kindness from Mancunians who offered aid, comfort and beds for those shaken or stranded in the city following the attack.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande's Manager Scooter Braun Condemns Terror Attacks
Bieber was reportedly asked to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention.
Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to play at a Republican party event earlier this month. The singer is said to have turned down the offer after longtime manager Scooter Braun threatened to quit if he accepted the gig.
Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to play at a Republican party event
According to TMZ, a promoter contacted Bieber’s people with the offer, asking him to perform for 45 minutes at a venue near the Quicken Loans Arena, where the Republican National Convention was being held.
Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber and Usher - Open Road Films JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE memoir and concert film, presented by Teen Vogue at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th December 2013
The cast of teen dystopia 'The Giver' make their arrivals at the New York premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater. Among them were lead stars Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites, as well as Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush and Emma Tremblay. Other arrivals were director Phillip Noyce, the original book's author Lois Lowry and executive producer Scooter Braun.
Scooter Braun and Susan Brawn - Stars attend the New York Premiere of the upcoming social science fiction movie 'The Giver' starring the likes of Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes at Ziegfeld Theater on West 54th Street - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Monday 11th August 2014
Justin Bieber finished a rough week by reportedly collapsing on-stage in London.
Sprightly young thing Justin Bieber collapsed on-stage from shortness of breath at London's O2 Arena on Thursday night (March 7, 2013) according to representatives of the Canadian teen pop star. Bieber, 19, who's suffered the worst week of publicity of his short career, returned to the stage before being taken to hospital.
"[Justin's] heading to the doctor now," Bieber's spokeswoman said after the show, "He fainted and took a 20-minute reprieve and was given oxygen." Strangely, his manager Scooter Braun told the sold-out audience in various amateur videos posted on-line, "Justin got very light of breath; the whole show he has been complaining.He's backstage with the EMTs [emergency medical technicians] and the doctor."
But of course, a man of the people like Justin Bieber - the man who made his fans 40 minutes earlier this week - "ignored doctor's orders" and returned to the O2 arena to finish the performance. What a hero. His spokesperson confirmed Bieber had not been suffering from any health issues prior to the show.
Airing his grievances on Twitter, he was quick to point out that he did in fact have one artist under his wing deemed worthy of Grammy consideration. "First... congrats to Carly Rae Jepsen," he tweeted, "Thought you deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got you 2 noms. So proud of You. Second... this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board you blew it on this one." The ceremony will take place in February, and Braun thinks Bieber deserves recognition because he's really "delivered" this year. "Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over... This time he deserved to be recognised and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with," he went on to tweet.
To be fair to Scooter and Bieber, the "Baby" hitmaker has had a great year, and if Jepson is in line, then we can't figure out why Bieber isn't on the list. Another high profile snub was Nicki Minaj, but considering her penchant for making a scene, we're pretty sure you'll hear that from her soon enough.
Proof that the Grammy Awards panel do actually discuss the merits of the albums and artists they pick for their shortlists, rather than just look at the biggest selling, came with the exclusion of pop starlet Justin Bieber from any of the major categories – and his manager wasn’t happy.
Bieber and his camp are used to getting things their own way, certainly his career’s attested to that given the 18 year-old’s phenomenal success. However, despite selling 374,000 copies of his second album Believe in the first week of release in the US earlier in the year, the album wasn’t deemed good enough by the panel to have any impact on their categories. Though Bieber himself hasn’t reacted to the news – awards are awards after all, it’s an inexact science – his manager Scooter Braun geared himself up into a rage and took to Twitter to lambast the decision.
"I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it.” He thundered, going on to say "The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over. This time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with." In a message to Bieber’s fans, Braun added "Looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer". Indeed, multi-millionaire underdogs. Probably the best kind of underdog you could be really.
Gangnam Style, the surprise hit by South Korean artist Psy, has become the most watched video on YouTube after racking up 825 million views. Psy overtakes the previous record holder Justin Bieber, whose video for Baby totalled 805,378,958 hits.
A blog post on YouTube announced the figures, though warned that Bieber was still the king of social media, "Psy's official channel now has over 1 billion views, a considerable number. Views on Bieber's Vevo channel alone, however, still total over 3 billion," it read. However, any sense of a battle brewing between the pair is severely unfounded, given that Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has already signed up Psy with the intention of releasing an English-language track in the near future. Real name Park Jae-Sang, Psy, 34, attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston though grew up in the upscale Gangnam district of Seoul. His released an album of hip-hop tracks in 2091, though it was Gangnam style and that horse dance that catapulted him to global prominence this year.
During a recent interview the New York Times, Psy said he took his inspiration from Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Dr Dre, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Continue reading: Sorry Justin: Psy's Gangnam Style Becomes Most Watched YouTube, Ever
Up until very recently, Justin Bieber’s music video ‘Baby,’ which has been online since its February 2010 release, was previously the most-watched YouTube video of all time. The South Korean rapper Psy has very swiftly snatched that accolade from the Canadian pop star, though. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has now garnered over 803,761,000 views on YouTube since it was posted there on July 15, 2012, Billboard have reported. That’s a pretty rapid ascent, in comparison!
‘Gangnam Style’ has already taken the mantle for the most number of ‘likes’ on YouTube (5.3 million, and counting), whereas ‘Baby’ only has 1.4 million. Psy is understandably pleased with his latest achievement; we’re guessing he’s barely had time to take a breath since the success of ‘Gangnam Style’ started snowballing, but he did find the time to post a message on his Twitter page, saying “#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History” although, it is entirely possible that someone else posted that for him, of course.
Born in small-town Canada, Justin started showing musical talent very early and was encouraged by his young single mum Pattie and grandparents Diane and Bruce.
As the 12-year-old Justin sang and played guitar and drums in local venues, Atlanta music producer Scooter Braun spotted a YouTube video. Studying with mentor Usher was followed by years of flogging Justin's live talents to radio deejays and internet fans. And as his following grew, a record label finally took notice.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Review
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